Virtual symposium hosted by the University of Manchester
Thursday 4 March 2021 – Saturday 6 March 2021
All times indicated are UK time (GMT)


Thursday 4 March 2021

16.00-16.15 Opening Remarks

Francisco A. Eissa-Barroso (University of Manchester)

16.15-17.15 Enslaved Mobilities

Bethan Fisk (University of Edinburgh) ‘“Considering himself free”: Inter-Imperial Mobilities and Religious Knowledge Circulation in the early eighteenth-century Caribbean’

Èrika Rincones (European University Institute), ‘Sequential Mobility: Merdia ben Hazman’s Case’

17.15-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30 Challenges of Assimilation

Cecilia Tarruell (Oriel College, University of Oxford), ‘Mobility and Religious Conversion in the Early Modern Iberian World: The Assimilation of Migrants from Islamic Lands’

Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester), ‘Creoligarchs: Being West Indian in Georgian London’


Friday 5 March 2021

16.00-17.00 Family and Mobility

Katherine Godfrey (Pennsylvania State University), ‘House of Trade: Mestizo Children, Merchant Networks, and Empire Building in Early Modern Colombia’

Jesse Cromwell (University of Mississippi), ‘Canarian Migration, Immigrant Uplift, and the Complications of Transatlantic Marriage in the Saga of Domingo Galdona’

17.00-17.15 Break

17.15-18.45 Royal Officials, High and Low

Nino Vallen (Freie Universität Berlin), ‘Ongoing Mobilities and the Deserving Self: The Case of Don Rodrigo de Vivero’

Adolfo Polo y La Borda (Universidad de los Andes), ‘Sebastián Hurtado de Corcuera: An Official Serving across the Global Spanish Empire’

Víctor Gayol (El Colegio de Michoacán), ‘Movilidad, familia y redes de los oficiales del rey en el gobierno local’


Saturday 6 March 2021

15.30-16.30 Bidirectional Atlantic Mobilities

Valentina Favarò (Università degli Studi di Palermo), ‘Transnational Careers and Mobility in the Spanish Monarchy: Carmine Nicola Caracciolo between Italy, Spain and the New World’

Gibran Bautista y Lugo (Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), ‘Stations of a Spanish American Agenda: Itineraries, Ties and Knowledge in Antonio Rubio, Inca Garcilaso and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón’

16.30-16.45 Break

16.45-17.45 Written Ongoing Mobilities

María Victoria Marquez (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), ‘The Autobiographic Account of Miguel de Learte: Transatlantic Migration and Mercantile Subjectivity in the Eighteenth Century’

Eva Johanna Holmberg (University of Helsinki / Queen Mary University of London), ‘Richard Norwood’s Mobile Life: A Biographical Approach to a Man in the Seafaring “Gig-Economies” of the Early Modern Atlantic World’

17.45-18.00 Break

18.00-18.30 Roundtable Discussion:

David Lambert (University of Warwick)

18.30-18.45 Closing Remarks

Pablo Hernández Sau (University of Manchester)