Triennial Conference

SIGA/Seguir: Moving Forward in the Study of Iberian Global Art

  • September 27–28, 2024.
  • Washington, D.C.

In partnership with Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Harvard University) and the Embassy of Spain in the United States, the Society for Iberian Global Art (SIGA) will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies, SIGA’s predecessor, with a two-day conference interrogating scholarship and teaching on global Iberian art. Organized around the themes of geography, translation, circulation, and pedagogy, the event will feature a roundtable debating current issues facing the field of global Iberian art and four sessions with papers presenting new research and exploring future directions in the field. The conference will be held in English and Spanish.

An open call for papers for the four sessions (on the above-mentioned themes of geography, translation, circulation, and pedagogy) will be issued in spring 2024. In the meantime, please save the date for this milestone conference. We look forward to seeing you next fall in Washington.

SIGA at CAA 2024

Decentering the North Atlantic in Global Discussions of Race: From Alejandro Malaspina to Lorgia García Peña and the Iberian/Ibero-American Experience

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 9 am to 10:30 am.
  • Chicago.

SIGA’s panel at CAA 2024 at Hilton Chicago (3rd Floor, Williford B.) is chaired by Ray Hernández-Duran from the University of New Mexico.


  • Jennifer A. Jolly (Ithaca College): Negotiating Racial Geographies: Afro-Mexican Visibility in Nineteenth Century Mexico
  • Juliana Fillies (Claremont Mckenna College): Henri Dumont and Cuban Slave Medicine
  • Karolyna de Paula Koppke (Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa): ‘Ethnic-historiographical’ repositioning: on the construction of two schools of painting in the Americas
  • Matthew Nicdao: Making Sense of un Disparate in Juan Luna’s Pacto de sangre: Re-Envisioning Spain’s Old and New World Encounters with Its Racialized Others in Spanish History Painting
  • Claudia Hopkins (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh): The North African presence in Spanish art after the ‘Disaster of 1898’

Learn more

Hispanic Research Journal – Visual Arts Issue

The Hispanic Research Journal (HRJ) is the leading forum for research into the cultures of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America from the medieval period to the present day. Publishing articles in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and English, the journal promotes collaboration among a global community of researchers in the fields of literature and literary theory; cultural history and cultural studies; language and linguistics; and film and theatre studies.

Every year since 2007, one issue of HRJ has been dedicated to the visual arts, and from 2021, a member of SIGA joined the editorial board as co-editor.

The editors welcome submissions that explore material relating to the arts of Hispanic world broadly conceived, especially those exploring the visual culture of Latin America and featuring innovative, interdisciplinary approaches.

Please contact Mark McDonald at [email protected] for additional information and queries.