Please join us for the next meeting of the History Department’s Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Dr. Patricia Seed (UC Irvine), who will be presenting a paper entitled “Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics.”
The talk will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2nd in HSSB 4020, and will be followed by a small reception.
Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics
For those wondering what Spanish colonialism has to do with the origins of modern microeconomics, the answer is everything. This talk will take you through the canon law of the School of Salamanca, the turbulent history of the unique Latin American institution of the encomienda, and Islamic traditions of property, only to see how it all came together in modern microeconomics.
Patricia Seed is History Professor at UC Irvine and the author of several award-winning books, including: The American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of “Indians” (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), winner of the 2003 Prize in Atlantic History; Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; Portuguese edition, 2000) (ACLS E-selection); To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts Over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821 (Stanford University Press, 1988; Spanish edition, 1992), winner of the Bolton Prize and serialized in La Jornada (Mexico City). She is also the editor of José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance (The University of Texas Press, 2007).
We hope to see many of you there!
Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History