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Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Culture & Civilization
Prof. Schmidt-Nowara joined the Tufts History Department in 2011 after teaching for more than ten years at Fordham University. His research concentrated on two broad areas: the history of slavery and emancipation in the Hispanic world and the history of politics and ideas in the Spanish empire, especially during the imperial crises of the nineteenth century. His recent work included a study of Spanish prisoners of war during the resistance against French rule (1808-1814) and the independence struggles in Spanish America (1810-1830). His hope was that this study of captivity on both sides of the Atlantic would bring new insights into Spanish ideas of freedom in imperial and national frameworks, a theme that he pursued since his first book on Spanish abolitionism. Christopher was editing and annotating the 400-page unpublished diary of the Spanish prisoner of war Fernando Blanco y Crespo, who recounted his dramatic escape from captivity in France during the waning days of Napoleon Bonaparte's rule.
Over the years he developed several courses on Spanish, Caribbean, and Atlantic history. He offered surveys of Spanish history from the era of overseas expansion until the present day (HIST 66 & 67), an upper-level course on Caribbean history (HIST 118), and a research seminar on Slavery & Freedom in the Atlantic World (HIST 190). On the graduate level, he worked with students interested in approaching Spanish, Caribbean, and Latin American history from Atlantic and global perspectives. Learn about the Ph.D. in Global History program.
Professor Schmidt-Nowara served on the editorial board of three journals: the recently founded Bulletin for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies, Illes i Imperis/Islands and Empires (published at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona), and Social History, for which he edited two special issues, one on contemporary Spanish historiography (August 2004) and the other on emancipation in the Caribbean (August 2011).
Christopher hosted the annual conference of the Association for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies at Tufts, March 22-25, 2012.
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