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Transatlantic Relation Area

Colonization and Conquest

The project “Legitimizing speeches of the conquest and colonization of America, in north and south of the continent” (2011) examines the differences between the conquest and colonization of the South American continent, which was attributed a premodern base, and of the North American continent, modern and seated on trade patterns and individualistic theories of property, as they have served as basic assumption for the explanation of the different trajectories of their societies

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Francisco Castilla Urbano, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Julio Seoane Pinilla, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Jaime de Salas Ortueta, Universidad Complutense
  • Juan Manuel Forte Monge, Universidad Complutense

Castilla Urbano, F. (Ed.) Discursos legitimadores de la conquista y la colonización de América. Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá, 2014.

“Discursos legitimadores de la conquista y la colonización de América al norte y al sur del continente”. INFORMES USA, Nº17 (Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos “Benjamin Franklin” Universidad de Alcalá). January 2014, 7 pp., https://www.institutofranklin.net/es/publicaciones/informes-usa 

For other publications related to the project members, see downloads.

The purpose of the three meetings that follow was to analyze what was different and similar between the conquest and colonization of the South American continent, to which was attributed a premodern base, even medieval, and committed to a cross Catholicism, and that of the North, modern, based on freedom of conscience and seated on trade patterns. The study of the philosophical and political legitimating discourses of both processes is the basis of this analysis, that suggests breaking with the myths and clichés forged over centuries.

I International Meeting “Discourses of conquest and colonization: what happened to South and North of America”

December 13-14, 2012

Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Alcalá (Colegio de Málaga, C/ Colegios, 2).

Description:

Speakers Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (Universidad de Texas, Austin); Dr. José Luis Villacañas Berlanga (UCM, Faculty of Philosophy); Dr. Fermín del Pino Díaz (CSIC, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología); Dra. Mª José Villaverde Rico (UCM, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas); Dr. Francisco Castilla Urbano (UAH, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras); Dr. Julio Seoane Pinilla (UAH, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras); Dr. Antolín Sánchez Cuervo (CSIC, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instituto de Filosofía).

Communications: Amalia Iniesta Cámara (Universidad de Buenos Aires); Covadonga Lamar Prieto (University of California Riverside); Joaquín Zuleta (GRISO/ Universidad de Navarra); Marta Lladó (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “La noción de “libertad” nominalista como germen del pensamiento de la Escuela de Salamanca en relación con la teoría del dominio de los infieles. Resonancias y afinidades con los teóricos de  la conquista  de América del Norte”; Mateo Ballester Rodríguez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Ramón Bárcena Colina (CEPC).

Program (pdf)

II International Meeting “Discourses of conquest and colonization: what happened to South and North of America”

September 25-27, 2013

Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Alcalá (Colegio de Málaga, C/ Colegios, 2).

Description:

Speakers: Drs. John C. Laursen y Michael Mazerik (Universidad de California, Riverside); Dra. Mª José Villaverde Rico (UCM, Faculty of Political Science); Dr. Giuseppe Patisso (Universidad del Salento, Lecce); Dr. Francisco Castilla Urbano (UAH, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts); Dr. Julio Seoane Pinilla (UAH, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts); Dr. Eric Marquer (Universidad La Sorbona-París I); Dra. Gemma Pinar Gordo (UAM, Faculty of Philosophy).

Program (pdf)

 

III International Meeting “Discourses of conquest and colonization: what happened to South and North of America”

September 24-26, 2014

Sala de Grados de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Alcalá (Colegio de Málaga, C/ Colegios, 2).

Description:

Speakers: Dr. Francisco Castilla Urbano (UAH, Faculty of Arts); Dr. Olga Volosyuk (HSE National Research University, Moscú); Dr. Antonio Manuel Moral Roncal (UAH, Faculty of Philosofy and Arts); Dra. Alicia Mayer (UNAM, México); Dr. Juan Manuel Forte Monge (UCM, Faculty of Philosophy); Dr. Gerardo López Sastre (UCLM, Faculty of Humanities); Dr. Jaime de Salas Ortueta (UCM, Faculty of Philosophy).

Program (pdf)

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