HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial History
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper. During the first weeks the seminar will discuss strategies to analyze archival indices and explore archives, the organization of research materials and the analysis of colonial documents. The seminar will read archival documents, and learn and practice fundamentals of paleography. Each student will write a competitive research proposal on their chosen paper topic which will be ranked by the seminar. During the middle weeks of the seminar students will meet one-on-one with the professor to discuss progress in writing and research. For the final two weeks the seminar will convene as a scholarly conference and each student will deliver a paper on his or her topic.