The research group has been very busy during the last week. Apart from the interesting double seminar that took place between wednesday and thursday, there was a barbaque on monday evening at RCC’s garden, kindly organized by Elizabeth and Angel, coordinator and director of the Real Colegio Complutense.
During the seminars there were interesting discussions about the researchers’ topics, that included public’s interventions. Antonio Terrasa exposed his investigations about the marriages between Spanish and Inca aristocracies and the concept of royal blood in the early modern America and Spain. Josep Maria Fradera, on the other hand, presented his project, about inequality inside the Atlantic empires, under the stimulating title of “Promises imposible to keep. A mandate of political equality and exceptionality among empires. c. 1780s-1830s”. Wednesday session ended up with Florentino Rodao’s exposition about Biopower and the end of the Spanish empire in Philipines.
On thursday, it was time for Eva Botella, coordinator of the group, who made a great presentation of her research about the disputes over Florida and Georgia between 1670s and 1780s. After her, José Antonio Sánchez Román made a really interesting account of his paper, focused on the sovereignty clashes over the Amazon Valley.