Archive for August, 2008

Another kind of Great Southern Land…in the Outer Solar System

Posted in Planetary science on August 15, 2008 by salul

I think no words are needed to direct my patient readers (those of you who are still reading this blog) to this wonderful news, from the outer reaches of our Solar System. Yes, Cassini is one of my all-time favourite missions.

Seminario historia Portuguesa

Posted in Renaissance History on August 1, 2008 by salul

Para aquellos de ustedes que estén en las inmediaciones del DF, quieran y puedan, reproduzco el siguiente aviso, referente a un seminario que estará impartiendo mi gran amigo y co-autor, Miguel Luque:

El Centro de Estudios de Asia y Africa de El Colegio de México, invita al Seminario

La expansión portuguesa en el Océano Pacífico (s. XVI y XVII): 

Una visión comparativa sobre la experiencia ibérica en ultramar

que ofrecerá el Dr. Miguel Luque Talaván

(Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Programa

Lunes 4 de agosto: Portugal y la era de los descubrimientos: Una revisión de fuentes e Historiografía recientes.

Martes 5 de agosto: La expansión portuguesa en el Océano Pacífico: Continuidades y rupturas con la experiencia hispánica.

Miércoles 6 de agosto: La unión de Coronas (1580-1668): Un episodio marginado en la historiografía ibérica.

Jueves 7 de agosto: Personajes destacados y su trayectoria vital: Redes de poder e influencia en el Pacífico ibérico.

Viernes 8 de agosto: Devenir histórico de los intereses lusos en la región del Asia-Pacífico (Birmania, Tailandia, Camboya, mundo malayo, Molucas, China, Japón e India).

Lunes, martes,  jueves  y viernes de 15:00 a 17:00 horas

Miércoles de 12:00  a 14:00 horas

Salón 5518

El Colegio de México, A. C.

End of hiatus

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2008 by salul

Apologies for the latest VERY extended hiatus in attending to this blog. I have been snowed under with overdue work, which had had to wait throughout the first half of the year given my term-time duties (teaching, supervising), which were additional to my editorial duties (ed-in-chief at my centre…we managed to churn out 11 books during the first semestre of this year…exhilarating, a little bit, exhausting, definitely).

But that is not the whole story. I have also wanted to improve on the stuff that I put up on this space, and I just haven’t felt I had the quality time to produce it. So, put it down to a bit of blogger’s block and a bit of overwork. However, I believe I am ready to get back to it. For the time being, I will simply link to this bit of news, and run off again, with a vague promise to be back soon with some specific topics relating to Sir Raymond Firth, more Notes from my Field Diary and the twists and turns of researching First Contact situations in Sixteenth Century Pacific settings.