DRCLAS: "Before and After Goya: Spain and its Empire"


Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:00pm


Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

“Before and After Goya: Spain and its Empire (1746-1828)” by TAMAR HERZOG

Born in 1746 in an imperial Spain that dominated large parts of the globe, by the time of his death in 1828, Goya lived through a series of events that had his country loose most of its territory, engage in a war for its independence, convert from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy, and undergo many other social, economic, political, and legal mutations. How important were these changes and how they affected the lives of individuals would be the subject of this talk, in which both order and disorder would be examined, discussed and detailed.

TAMAR HERZOG, is Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese History, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Department of History and Affiliated Facullty Member, Harvard Law School, Harvard University. Tamar Herzog’s work centers on the relationship between Spain, Portugal, Portuguese and Spanish America and the ways by which Iberian societies changed as a result of their involvement in a colonial project. She has authored six books, the last one “ Frontiers of Possessions: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas” (2014) examines the formation of the border between Spain and Portugal in both Europe and the Americas.