21 episodes

This series consists of interviews with leading experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898. The interviews, conducted by historian Dr Edward Collins, cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations, which include, among others: the Portuguese explorations of Africa and Asia, Spanish navigation and settlement in America, the church in Portugal and Spain, monarchy and intermarriage in the Iberian kingdoms, natural science and mapping in America, the role of nautical science, Irish historical relations with Portugal and Spain, and imperial competition in Europe and overseas.This History Hub series is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History.

Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898 History Hub

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

This series consists of interviews with leading experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898. The interviews, conducted by historian Dr Edward Collins, cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations, which include, among others: the Portuguese explorations of Africa and Asia, Spanish navigation and settlement in America, the church in Portugal and Spain, monarchy and intermarriage in the Iberian kingdoms, natural science and mapping in America, the role of nautical science, Irish historical relations with Portugal and Spain, and imperial competition in Europe and overseas.This History Hub series is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History.

    Ep20: Francois Soyer - Antisemitism, Forgeries, and Conspiracy Theories in Early Modern Iberia

    Ep20: Francois Soyer - Antisemitism, Forgeries, and Conspiracy Theories in Early Modern Iberia

    Episode 120 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Dr. Francois Soyer in conversation with series host Edward Collins.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep19: Palmira Fontes da Costa - Garcia de Orta: Portuguese physician, herbalist and naturalist

    Ep19: Palmira Fontes da Costa - Garcia de Orta: Portuguese physician, herbalist and naturalist

    Episode 19 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Professor Palmira Fontes da Costa (FCT) in conversation with series host Edward Collins.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep18: Ben Vinson - Mestizaje and the Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico.

    Ep18: Ben Vinson - Mestizaje and the Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico.

    Episode 18 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Professor Ben Vinson III (Case Western) in conversation with series host Edward Collins.

    • 59 min
    Ep17: Adrian Masters - Petition and Response: Spanish America and the Council of the Indies in the 16th Century.

    Ep17: Adrian Masters - Petition and Response: Spanish America and the Council of the Indies in the 16th Century.

    Episode 17 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Dr Adrian Masters (UT Austin) in conversation with series host Edward Collins.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep16: Stephanie Cavanaugh - Moriscos, Enslaved Children, and Litigating for Liberty in sixteenth-century Spain.

    Ep16: Stephanie Cavanaugh - Moriscos, Enslaved Children, and Litigating for Liberty in sixteenth-century Spain.

    Episode 16 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Dr Stephanie Cavanaugh, Sir John Elliot Junior Research Fellow in Spanish History at Oxford University.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep15: Carla Rahn Phillips - The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait of Magellan, 1581-1584.

    Ep15: Carla Rahn Phillips - The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait of Magellan, 1581-1584.

    Episode 15 of 'Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra' features Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Texas).

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

matpoppuppy ,

Amazing

This podcast is amazing. For a long time I have been curious about Portugal. It gives a good insight about its history.

Paisley & Argyle ,

In-depth discussions with scholars

My favorite episodes:

3 Spanish Lake
13 War of the Spanish Succession
14 Spanish women on the transatlantic voyage
15 South Atlantic fleet

Bjartur108 ,

Unique academic perspectives

Interesting, in-depth discussions on a variety of topics centered on a fascinating historical period (early modern Iberia and the Spanish and Portuguese empires).

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