JSAH Roundtable: Race and the Built Environment in the Iberian World, 1400-1800
This JSAH Roundtable edited by Laura Fernández-González will consist of series of short essays, each of approximately 1000 words, that will be collectively published in the place of a single article in an issue of JSAH on the theme of Race and the Built Environment in the Iberian World.
This JSAH Roundtable seeks contributions that rethink the relationship between race and the histories of craft, design, construction, the vernacular, and more traditional architectural histories by focusing on the Iberian world as an example of an imperial system. How was race constructed and reflected in the social organization of the trade and in buildings and cities across the Iberian world?
It invites essays that focus on the social organization of the building trade and the construction of race in cities and regions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and America that formed part of the Iberian world between 1400–1800. Theoretically and historically rigorous studies that deal with issues of race, climate, gender, indigeneity, and/or indigenous knowledge, as well as interdisciplinary approaches, are especially encouraged. The editor is committed to working with the chosen contributors to develop their ideas for the roundtable.
A JSAH Roundtable consists of a series of short essays, each of approximately 1000 words, that will be collectively published in the place of a single article in an issue of JSAH. This format provides an opportunity for a range of contributors to explore new research directions through a variety of lenses, alongside the traditional full-length articles that are the JSAH mainstay.
The editor welcomes submissions by individuals at different career stages (including independent scholars) and different types of institutions (universities, government agencies, museums) that are diverse in their gender, racial, and national composition. To propose an essay for the roundtable, please submit a CV and a one-page abstract for review by roundtable editor Laura Fernández-González to [email protected].