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The Iberian East Indies

Las Indias orientales ibéricas

Frontiers, Actors, Dynamics

Fronteras, actores, dinamicas

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Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021


The historiography of imperial Spain and of the Iberian-initiated first globalization has recently been renewed by the study of exchanges between Asia and America and of the Spanish Pacific. The purpose of this one-day seminar is to further this historiographical renewal and to shed some new light on the Iberian East Indies, at a time when Spain and Portugal were the two main European powers in the region. The focus will be put on exchanges, dynamics of cooperation and rivalry between empires and also between various key actors: missionaries, merchants, soldiers and officials. The aim is thus to improve our understanding of the multiple connections between the Asian territories of both empires.



  • Eliette Soulier (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle / CRES-LECEMO)
  • Hélène Vu Thanh (Université de Bretagne-Sud-IUF / TEMOS UMR 9016 CNRS)

Contact: helene.vu-thanh@univ-ubs.fr


Workshop on Microsoft Teams

Session 1: Defining the Iberian East Indies

  • 9h30-10h00: Hélène Vu Thanh and Eliette Soulier: Introduction
  • 10h00-10h40: Dejanirah Couto (EPHE): Mental and physical frontiers: considerations on extraterritoriality in Portuguese Asia
  • 10h40-10h50: break
  • 10h50-11h30: Clotilde Jacquelard (Sorbonne université/CHAC): Lin Feng, pirate chinois, ennemi de l'Espagne et rebelle à la Grande Chine
  • 11h30-12h10: Kevin Carreira Soares (Universidade de Lisboa/ICS): Moving frontiers: The Iberian Union, Rome and the notions of border in Southeast Asia
  • 12h10-12h30: general discussion

12h30-14h00: Lunch

Session 2: Encounters and Connections in the Iberian East Indies

  • 14h00-14h40: Paola Calanca (EFEO): Rencontres en mer de Chine (milieu 16e- milieu 17e siècles)
  • 14h40-15h20: Joan-Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Ethnography and Cultural Hybridity in Colonial Manila: The Boxer Codex

15h20-15h30: break

  • 15h30-16h10: Jonathan López-Vera (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Philip II
  • 16h10-16h50: Marina Torres Trimállez (Universidad de Cantabria): Nuevas voces, viejas controversias: encuentros olvidados en la misión cristiana china a finales del siglo XVII
  • 16h50-17h15: conclusions and final discussion


  • Paris, France (75)


  • Saturday, February 06, 2021

Attached files


  • Indes orientales, Asie, Espagne, Portugal, empire, histoire moderne, histoire globale, histoire connectée


  • Helene Vu Thanh
    courriel : helene [dot] vu-thanh [at] univ-ubs [dot] fr

Information source

  • Helene Vu Thanh
    courriel : helene [dot] vu-thanh [at] univ-ubs [dot] fr


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