Professor Linda Newson

Contact details

Name:
Professor Linda Newson
Position:
Director
Institute:
Institute of Latin American Studies
Location:
Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
020 7862 8825
Email address:
linda.newson@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/

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.

Languages:
Spoken Written
Spanish Good Good
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Sep-2017 Making Medicines in Early Colonial Lima, Peru: Apothecaries, Science and Society

Monographs

Leiden, Brill

01-Aug-2015 Review of Celia Cussen, Black Saint of the Americas: the Life and Afterlife of Martin de Porres

Review

Journal of Latin American Studies 47 (595-96)

27-Apr-2015 The Longue Durée in Filipino Demographic History: The Role of Fertility prior to 1800

Chapters

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 Book

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

Review

 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)

Review

Journal of Latin American Studies 45(4): 821-22

01-Sep-2013 La travesía final. El tráfico esclavista desde Cartagena de indias al Perú a inicios del siglo XVII

Articles

 Nueva corónica 2 (July 2013): 641-78

01-Aug-2013 The slave trading accounts of Manoel Batista Peres, 1613-1619: double-entry bookkeeping in cloth money,

Articles

Accounting History 18(3): 343-365.

01-Aug-2012 Bartering for Slaves on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Early Seventeenth Century

Chapters

 Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa. Toby Green ed., pp.257-282. London: British Academy/OUP

01-Mar-2012 Africans and Luso-Africans in the Portuguese Slave Trade on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Early Seventeenth Century

Articles

 Journal of African History 53(1): 1-24

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.

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
Apr-2016 Review of John Slater, Marı´aluz Lopez-Terrada and Jose´ Pardo-Tomas, eds, Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire, Ashgate: Farnham, 2014; 326 pp., 9 figures, 1 table; 9781472428134, £70.00 (hbk)

NonPeerReviewed

Research Projects & Supervisions

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 01-Jan-2015
Until: 31-Dec-2018
Materiality and Production of Hispanic American Books

Jose Luis Guevara Salamanca

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
Latin America Bureau
Canning House
Latin American and Caribbean Panel at the British Academy Chair

Collaborations:

Name Type Activity Start date End date
Journal of Latin American Studies Editorial Board 2012
Journal of Historical Geography Editorial Board 2006
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
07-Apr-2017 Pierty, beeswax and the African slave trade to Peru in the early colonial period

Society of Latin American Studies annual conference, Glasgow

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

KILTV, Leiden

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

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