Blogs & Podcasts

Fernando Castro, Street Photographer Downtown Lima
(for more digital media, go to the Collaboration tab dropdown for the online historical projects “Archivos” and “Domains”)
  • Blog:  A collaborative panel for the 2020 American Society of Legal History resulted in a fun blog post for The Docket, the online publication of Law and History Review, on The Everyday Materials of Colonial Spaces.  My contribution centers on the court known as the Juzgado de Naturales in Mexico City. 
  • BlogI blogged for Legal History Blog for the month of January 2020, and learned a lot as I put thoughts together on Paperless Law and Extrajudicial Legality in Latin American history, especially in blogposts cowritten with my colleague Judith Mansilla and FIU PhD Student John Ermer.
  • Blog: Yanna Yannakakis and I collaborated in a blog about the many spaces in which law happened outside conventional courts in Spanish America for the innovative Spaces of Law site.
  • Podcast: The Historias podcast from SECOLAS, interviews historians of Latin America, and in 2019 I got a chance to talk about my work from its beginnings in native women’s labor, through legal history and the history of archives, to my recent work on childhood and medicine. Thanks, Carlos Dimas!
  • Codex Vienna detail wtih staff
    Mixtec (Ñudzahui) lords brandish staffs, which came to express the jurisdiction of indigenous judges in the Spanish empire-Codex Vindobonensis (15th c.)

    Podcast: Check out the 2019 interview with the American Historical Review I did with co-author Yanna Yannakakis about our article “A Court of Sticks and Branches,” on Indian jurisdiction in colonial Mexico

  • Video: I was delighted to be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Faculty Convocation at FIU. You can read the text of my remarks here, or watch a video here.
  • Blog: A wide-ranging dialogue in 2017  other historians who’ve recently written on law in the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History included one of my contributions
  • Blog: I was interviewed in 2018 by The Junto, an exciting blog on early American history, about my thoughts on Spanish America childhood history. The other interviews in the roundtable series show what a truly dynamic field this is.
  • Video: In April 2017, The Enlightenment on Trial was featured at an event also honoring my retiring colleague David Cook at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú– the institution that first hosted me as a doctoral student in Lima in the 90s. I am also proud to take David’s place as the liaison between FIU and PUCP, continuing our long history of institutional collaboration  Video here.