Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau recently organized panels and presented papers at two conferences.
He organized a panel on “Spanish Diplomacy in 16th-Century Italy” for the 48th Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. He also presented a paper titled “Spanish Ambassadors at the Council of Trent: Between Politics and Religion” at the conference, which took place March 16 to 19 in New York.
For the 63rd Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Tubau organized the “Hispanic Sovereignties” panel and presented “Charles V’s Imperial Sovereignty and the Spanish Juristic Thought.” The meeting took place in Chicago March 30 to April 1.
The panels and papers all related to Tubau’s current book project on the ideological foundations of the policies of Emperor Charles V (1519-56) regarding the papacy.
Tubau is analyzing these policies through the lens of Spanish political thought and imperial diplomacy in order to demonstrate that the Spanish jurists and theologians were the connecting elements on which political theory and imperial practice hinged.