‘Nature as Image and Resource in Pre-colonial and Colonial Spanish America’ Friday, 28th November 2008 Queen’s University Belfast (hosted by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

This inter-disciplinary one-day workshop aims to create a space for the dissemination of research and new approaches currently being explored by scholars, in Great Britain and Ireland, working on all aspects of the pre-colonial and colonial periods of the Spanish American history, culture, and literature.

Proposals for papers are invited on any or all aspects of representations of nature, including: developments and changes in visual and literary representations; economic initiatives; gender; political symbols; medical and scientific interchange; and local and trans-Atlantic networks.

The event will include a seminar by guest speaker Dr Daniela Bleichmar, Assistant Professor of Art History and Sanish and Portuguese, University of Southern California

Deadline for proposals (200 words) 31st August 2008, to: Dr Fiona Clark Spanish and Portuguese Studies Queen’s University Belfast 8 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1NN email: [email protected]