[Many thanks to Humberto García Muñiz (UPR) for bringing this item to our attention.] The Dominican Academy of History of the Dominican Republic invites all historians and scholars dedicated to research and analysis of the 17th century to participate in the XII Dominican Congress of History [XII Congreso Dominicano de Historia] to be held from November 15 to 17, 2017, in the Auditorium of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library in Santo Domingo. The congress is organized around the theme: “The Greater Caribbean in the Seventeenth Century: Economy, Politics and Society.” The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 30, 2017. [Accepted participants will be notified on August 30, 2017 and completed papers will be due by October 16, 2017.]
Description: The seventeenth century in the Greater Caribbean, and in particular on the island of Santo Domingo, is a period that has been hardly touched upon by national and regional historiography. In fact, few researchers have devoted themselves to analyzing the economic, political and social events of this period, even though it is clear that many of the foundations were laid during this time, which helped to delineate the historical processes and the essential characteristics that currently distinguish the Greater Caribbean from the rest of the American continent.
The fact that this region was constituted in the scenario of territorial ambitions and attacks by powers opposing the Spanish empire allowed the latter to settle definitively in Caribbean territories, building new economic relations and innovative social and political orders that allowed for the development of the cultural melting pot that constitutes the Greater Caribbean today.
Present times have seen emerge a new generation of historians, which has emphasized analyzing the seventeenth century from the perspectives of social and economic history. However, many of these explorations are unknown to scholars and/or history buffs. [. . .]
The accepted participants will be notified on August 30, 2017 and complete documents will be due by October 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinating team: Natalia González Tejera (Academia Dominicana de la Historia) and Joan M. Ferrer Rodríguez (Academia Dominicana de la Historia).
For detailed guidelines, see http://redtranscaribe.ucr.ac.cr/en/2017/06/09/convocatoria/