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Publications and Conference Papers

Papers Given:

  • ‘The Marvellous and the Monstrous: Nurturing Nature in Late Imperial Spain’, British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2007, University of Durham
  • ‘Peripheral Vision: Science and Creole Patriotism in eighteenth-century Spanish America’, ‘European and New World forms of Knowledge in Colonial Spanish America’ , Newberry Library Chicago, July 2007
  • ‘Peripheral Vision: Science and Creole Patriotism in eighteenth-century Spanish America’, The Natural History Cabinet, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, October 2007
  • 'Sloth Bones and Kangaroo Teeth: Gathering Nature's Wonder's in Late Imperial Spain', 'Nature as Image and Resource in Colonial Spanish America' , Queen's University Belfast, November 2008
  • 'Sloth Bones and Anteater Tongues: Interpreting American Nature in the Hispanic World (1750-1808)', The Atlantic Seminar, Harvard University, August 2009
  • 'Collecting Nature in the Spanish Empire, 1770-1830', 'Museums in the British Empire Symposium', British Museum and National Maritime Museum, October 2009
  • ‘An American in Paris and a Spaniard in Paraguay: Geographies of Natural History in the Hispanic World (1750-1808)’, Institute of Historical Research, Colonial Science and its Histories Seminar Series, April 2010
  • 'Sloth Bones and Anteater Tongues: Collecting nature in the Spanish Empire (1750-1808), University of Plymouth Humanities Research Seminar, October 2010
  • 'Doing a Roaring Trade: Lion Taming in Transatlantic Perspective', Transatlantic Exchanges Seminar, Simmons College, Boston, December 2010
  • 'Naturalistes sans Frontières: Geographies of Natural History in Spain and it Empire (1750-1808)', Conference for Latin American History, Boston, January 2011

 

Publications:

Monograph 

Conquering Nature in Spain and its Empire, 1750-1850, Studies in Imperialism Series (Manchester University Press, 2011)

Articles

  • Peripheral Vision: Science and Creole Patriotism in eighteenth-century Spanish America’, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 40:3 (September 2009), pp.143-155
  • 'The History of Atlantic Science: Notes on an Emerging Enterprise', (multi-authored essay) in Atlantic Studies 7:4, Special Issue: Itineraries of Atlantic science - new questions, new approaches, new directions' (December 2010), pp.493-509
  • Sloth bones and anteater tongues: collecting American nature in the Hispanic World (1750-1808)’, in Atlantic Studies 8:1 (March, 2011), pp.5-27
  • A Creole in Paris and a Spaniard in Paraguay: Geographies of Natural History in the Hispanic World (1750-1808)’, in Journal of Latin American Geography 10:1 (March, 2011), pp.175-197

 

Book Reviews

  • Review of Karl Bartolomeus Heller, translated by Terry Rugeley (ed.), Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848 (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007, Journal of Latin American Studies 40 (2008)

  • Review of Margaret R. Ewalt, Peripheral Wonders: Nature, Knowledge and Enlightenment in the Eighteenth-Century Orinoco, (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008), in The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 87:4 (July 2010), pp.559-561

  • Review of Mercedes Maroto Camino, Exploring the Explorers: Spaniards in Oceania, 1519-1794 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008) in Journal For Eighteenth-Century Studies (forthcoming 2010)
  • Review of Juan Pimentel, El Rinoceronte y el Megaterio: Un Ensayo de Morfologia Historica (Madrid: Abada Editores, 2010) in Isis (forthcoming 2011)

 

Black Monkey, Trujillo del Peru 

Anteater, Trujillo del Peru