Professor Linda Newson
Research Summary and Profile
- Research interests:
- Early Modern
- Summary of research interests and expertise:
Latin America and the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period; the impact of colonial rule on indigenous societies; the Portuguese slave trade to Spanish America; and the history of medicine in early colonial Spanish America.
Spoken Written Spanish Good Good
- Publication Details
Date Details 27-Apr-2015 The Longue Durée in Filipino Demographic History: The Role of Fertility prior to 1800
In Environment, Trade and Society in Southeast Asia: A Longue Durée Perspective, edited by David Henley and Henk Schulte Nordholt, pp. 78-95. Leiden: Brill, 2015.
10-Oct-2014 Report on the State of UK-based research on Latin America and the Caribbean. London: Institute of Latin American Studies
edited with Antoni Kapcia
01-Jan-2014 Review of Laura E. Matthew, Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012
Journal of Historical Geography vol 43 (2014): 184-185
01-Nov-2013 Review of City Indians in Spain’s American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1530-1810 (Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2012)
Journal of Latin American Studies 45(4): 821-22
01-Aug-2013 The slave trading accounts of Manoel Batista Peres, 1613-1619: double-entry bookkeeping in cloth money,
Accounting History 18(3): 343-365.
01-Sep-2013 La travesía final. El tráfico esclavista desde Cartagena de indias al Perú a inicios del siglo XVII
Nueva corónica 2 (July 2013): 641-78
01-Mar-2012 Africans and Luso-Africans in the Portuguese Slave Trade on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Early Seventeenth Century
Journal of African History 53(1): 1-24
01-Aug-2012 Bartering for Slaves on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Early Seventeenth Century
Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa. Toby Green ed., pp.257-282. London: British Academy/OUP
01-Jan-2011 Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines.
2009 Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 420 pp. (Philippine edition, Ateneo University Press, 2011)
01-Jan-2009 Mexico City through History and Culture.
2009 (edited with John P. King) London: British Academy/OUP.
01-Jan-2007 From Capture to Sale: The Portuguese Slave Trade to Spanish South America in the Early Seventeenth Century
2007 (with Susie Minchin) Brill, Leiden. 372 pp.
01-Jan-1995 Patterns of Life and Death in Early Colonial Ecuador
1995 Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press. 505 pp.
01-Jan-1987 Indian Survival in Colonial Nicaragua
1987 University of Oklahoma Press. 466pp. Published in Spanish as Supervivencia indígena en la Nicaragua colonial. Managua: LeaGrupo Editorial, in press.
01-Jan-1986 The Cost of Conquest: Indian Societies in Honduras under Spanish Rule Boulder
1986 Westview Press. 375 pp. Published in Spanish as El costo de la conquista. Tegucigalpa: Guaymuras Press, 1992.
01-Jan-1976 Aboriginal and Spanish Colonial Trinidad: A Study in Culture Contact
1976 London and New York: Academic Press. 354 pp.
- Professional Affiliations
Name Activity International Engagement Committee of the British Academy Member Latin American and Caribbean Panel at the British Academy Chair Research Committee of the Royal Geographical Society Member Advisory Panel on the Endangered Archives, sponsored by Arcadia, at the British Library Member
Name Type Activity Start date End date Journal of Latin American Studies Editorial Board 2012 Journal of Historical Geography Editorial Board 2006
- Relevant Events
Date Details 01-Mar-2014 Experimentation and innovation in early modern Peruvian medicine.
American Society for Environmental History, San Francisco
01-Nov-2013 Experimentation and innovation in early modern Peruvian medicine.
Queens University, Belfast
01-Oct-2013 Variaciones geográficas en la dieta de los esclavos africanos: la herencia del Viejo Mundo y los destinos del Nuevo Mundo en el periodo colonial temprano.
University of Oviedo, Spain
01-Jan-2012 Materia medica, boticarios and the medicine trade in Lima in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
54th International Congress of Americanists, Vienna
01-Jan-2011 Fertility: A neglected dimension of demographic change in the pre- and early Spanish Philippines
01-Jan-2011 Medical Practice in Spain and Early Spanish America: the role of apothecaries
Queen’s University, Belfast.
01-Jan-2010 Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines
International Economic History Conference, Amsterdam