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 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 Peer Review College of the AHRC Strategic Reviewer and Member Research Committee of the Royal Geographical Society Member Advisory Panel on the Endangered Archives, sponsored by Arcadia, at the British Library Member
- Relevant Events
Date Details 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