Talks, Lectures, and Interviews

“What is a Conquest: A Conversation Between the Past and the Present,” opening lecture, International seminar on “Violencia y negociación en la formación de los imperios ibéricos, siglo XVI,“ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, August 2021 (in English). Click to view the video

“Imagining Native Consent and Native Resistance in Europe Overseas Expansion,” a lecture delivered at the meeting on “The ‘ius resistendi’ and The Politics of Rupture,” Universidade de Évora, Portugal, May 2021 (in English). Click to view the video 

“¿Cómo escribir la historia del derecho europeo?”, Instituto de Investigaciones de Historia del Derecho, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2021 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

“¿Por qué los comunes se convirtieron en tierra de nadie?,” Seminario permanente de Historia Moderna, UNED, Spain, January 2021 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

“A Short History of European Law,” with prof. José Carlos Fernández Salas and his law class at the Universidad Pontificia del Perú, Lima, December 2020 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

“Estudos de história e historiografia do direito em homenagem ao Professor António Manuel Hespanha,” Lançamento e convesa com os autores da obra,” UFPR-Brazil, November 2020, including various speakers (in Portuguese). Click to view the video

First Plenary panel: “What is the relationship between comparative law and legal history?,” The 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, with Stuart Banner, Helge Dedek, Sherally K. Munshi, and James Q. Whitman. Click to view the video

A conversation regarding “A Short History of European Law: The Last Two and a Half Millennia" (HUP 2018), New Books Network, European Studies, History, Intellectual History and Law, July 2020. Click to view the video

El colonialismo ibérico: entre la historia y el derecho,” interview for Revista Tema Livre, with Fabio Ferreira Ribeiro, June 2020 (in Spanish and Portuguese). Click to view the video

“El papel de la historia del derecho en la creación de las conciencias nacionales desde la Edad Moderna hasta el presente,” Web-seminar at the doctoral program in Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary History at the University of Salamanca, Spain, June 2020 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

“Juristas e pluralism jurídico,” paper and discussion in the cycle of seminars “Reler António Manuel Hespanha,” Lisbon, Portugal, February 2020, with Thomas Duve and others (in Portuguese and English). Click to view the video

Presentation of the Portuguese translation of Frontiers of Possession, Lisbon 2020 (in English). Click to view the video

“Normativity and Resistance in the Iberian Empires,” Interview for Project Resistance (http://www.resistance.uevora.pt/), October 2019, with Benedetta Albani and Manuela Bragagnolo (in Spanish). Click to view the video

“Resisting Through Customs? On What Customs Could and Could not Do in Colonial Latin America,” Plenary lecture, “Resistance, Religion and Justice,” Fifth Symposium of the working group on Resistance, Frankfurt, Germany, October 2019 (in English). Click to view the video

Presentation and discussion of the Spanish translation of Frontiers of Possession and a Short history of European Law, with Gibrán Bautista y Lugo, Marcela Terrazas y Basante and Pablo Mijangos y González, UNAM, Nexico City, 2019 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

Keynote lecture, “Erase una vez: un breve cuento sobre los que se asentaron y poblaron y los que conquistaron,” UNAM, Mexico City, 2019 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

Old and New in the Early Modern Hispanic World, Keynote lecture, Jews in the Americas, University of Florida, 2019. Click to view the video

Mirages of a past (never) gone: On Those Who Conquered and Those Who Settled, keynote delivered at the Instituto Cervantes Symposium for New Research, 2019 (lecture in English, Q&A in Spanish). Click to view the video

Presentation of Red Columnaria – a Network Studying the Iberian Monarchies (June 2019, in various languages with Spanish subtitles). Click to view the video

Presentation of a new editorial project: a book series on the History of Latin American Law,” Mexico-City, 2018 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

Presentation and discussion of “Fronteiras de Posse,” with António Manuel Hespanha and Cristina Nogueira da Silva, Lisbon, 2018 (in Portuguese) . Click to view the video

Introducing “A Short History of European Law: the Last Two and a Half Millennia”  at the European University Institute, Italy, 2018. Click to Listen.

Keynote lecture, Schiavitù: una prospettiva globale, Academia Ambrosiana, Milan, 2017. (in Italian, with Q&A in Italian and English). Click to view the video

Conclusions: Continuing Being a Stranger, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, 2017. (in French). Click to view the video.

Discussing "Frontiers of Possession" in History Hub – Connecting Past and Present: Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra, 2017. Click to listen.

On stage interview of opera singer Plácido Domingo, Harvard, 2016. Click to view the video.

Keynote lecture, Los confines del imperio: España y Portugal en América, siglos XVII-XVIII, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2015 (in Spanish). Click to view the video

Spain on the Edge of the American  Revolution, Conversations in the Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the Unites States, 2015. Click to view the video.

Response to Felipe Fernández Armesto, author of Our America (in his presence), 2014, Conversations in the Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the Unites States. Click to view the video.

Legal History Interview for History and the Law, Cambridge UK, 2013. Click to listen.

Interviewing Antonio Muñoz Molina and Elvira Lindo, with  Luis Fernández Cifuentes, Harvard, 2014 (in Spanish). Click to view the video.

Explaining the context, methodology, findings and conclusions of Upholdin Justice: State, Law, and the Penal System  in  Quito, Faculti: Research Video Platform, 2014.  Click to view the video.

 Discussing Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, Stanford Book Salon, 2007.  Audio iconshadow_of_the_wind_interview.mp3