Events

Inaugural Piracy Studies Conference

The Inaugural Piracy Studies Conference was held on February 28-29, 2020. All presentations took place on the campus of the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville on Friday, February 28, with a group dinner in St. Augustine that evening. On Saturday, February 29, attendees participated in a morning meeting of the Grupo de Estudio, as well as visits to historical and cultural sites in St. Augustine in the afternoon.

The keynote speakers at this conference were Kris Lane, France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History, Tulane University, and general editor, Colonial Latin American Review; and María Ximena Urbina Carrasco, professor, Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, and member of the Chilean Academy of History.

For photos from this event, see our gallery. You can also view both plenary addresses. The program can be accessed in two formats: the online version or the printed booklet distributed at the event. The minutes from our meeting on Feb. 29 are also available.

The conference was organized by Clayton McCarl and Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez. This event was made possible through the financial and in-kind support of the St. Augustine Historical Society; the UNF Latin American and Caribbean Council; the UNF International Studies Program; the UNF Department of History; and the UNF Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de la piratería en la Edad Moderna Temprana

A round table at the 2019 congress of the Latin American Studies Association

Sponsor: Grupo de Estudio Internacional “Piratería de la Edad Moderna Temprana”

Organizers: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, University of Nevada-Reno; and Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida
Chair: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, University of Nevada-Reno

Presenters: Giovanna Montenegro, Binghamton University; Maria Urbina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; Elizabeth Montanez Sanabria, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; John D Blanco, University of California/San Diego

La piratería y la imprenta

A panel at the 2019 congress of the Latin American Studies Association

Sponsor: Grupo de Estudio Internacional “Piratería de la Edad Moderna Temprana”

Organizers: Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida; and Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, University of Nevada-Reno

Pioneros de la prensa escrita: la piratería en la historia de la imprenta en Lima (siglos XVI-XVIII), María Gracia Ríos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

Buen filibustero y buen francés: Un estudio paratextual e imagológico del Journal de Raveneau de Lussan, Leonor Taiano, University of Notre Dame

Spanish Defamation of Sir Francis Drake and the English Criminalization of Libel, Mariana-Cecilia C. Velázquez, University of Nevada-Reno

La piratería y la emergencia de la bibliografía americanista, Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida

Gathering Piracy I

A panel at the 2016 congress of the Latin American Studies Association

Organizers: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, Columbia University; and Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida

Chair: Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida

Piratería, robos y silencios en Historia del gran reino de la China (1585) de Juan González de Mendoza, Raul Marrero-Fente, University of Minnesota

El héroe y el traidor: Sir Francis Drake entre sus contemporáneos ingleses y españoles, Maria Gracia Rios, Yale University

Enemigos encubiertos: Una visión alternativa de la piratería a finales del XVII, Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida

Usos y conformaciones de una piratería retórica en el ámbito jurídico-legal (1550-1650), Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, Columbia University

Gathering Piracy II

A panel at the 2016 congress of the Latin American Studies Association

Organizers: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, Columbia University; and Clayton L McCarl, University of North Florida

Chair: Mariana-Cecilia Velázquez, Columbia University

Drake, Rogers y Anson en el Mar del Sur: bandidos o héroes, Sabrina Guerra, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Anti-Spanish Privateers of the “Masterless Caribbean” (1813-1815), Edgardo Pérez Morales, New York University

Economic Modernization, Culture, and Illicit Trade Networks in the Port of Matamoros, Mexico, 1826-1848, Melisa C Galván, New Mexico State University