Potosi and the world: new approaches (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)
Rossana Barragán (Bolivia) from the International Institute of Social History (the Netherlands) and Paula Zagalsky from CONICET (Argentina) organized this important Conference in the X International Congress of Bolivian Studies held in Sucre (22 to 24 July 2019).
The participants: 14 scholars from different countries:
- Therese Bouysse Cassagne
France, Paris CREDA/IHEAL/ CNRS
Potosí during the Prehispanic Period
- Hedi Scott Amherest
USA, Massachussets, University of Amhrest
The Cerro Rico, the political geology and the geological knowledge in the Andes, (Sixteenth to Eighteenth centuries)
- Renée Raphael
USA, California, University of California
Making the Mining progress believable
- Clara López and Luis Prado
Bolivia, La Paz, Academia Bolivia de la Historia.
Technological innovation and society in the mines: the mills of Potosi (1570-1650)
- James Almeida
USA, Boston, University of Harvard
The world within walls: Forced Labour in the Mint House of Potosi
- Paula C. Zagalsky
Argentina, Jujuy, CONICET
Miners during the boom of Potosí, 1569-1610: an overview of the mining owners, and renters in the mines and the mills.
- Rossana Barragán
The Netherlands/Bolivia, Amsterdam , International Institute of Social History
The main crop of the Kingdom and Monarchy”: mines, mills, trapiches and the silver bank in (1681-1790)
- Renzo Honores
Peru, Lima, Universidad Católica
Arbitrism, Mining Rights and Legal Discourses from the Villa Imperial de Potosí in 1634.
- Lucía Querajazu
Bolivia, La Paz, Universidad de Buenos Aires
The Inca Parade in Potosi in the Eighteenth Century
- Daniel Oropeza Alba
Bolivia, Potosí, Asociación de Estudios Bolivianos
Merchants of silver and its transport in Potosi during the Seventeenth Century
- Mariano A. Bonialian
México, México, El Colegio de México
The Money of Potosi and its transpacific flows in the monetization of China, 1570-1620.
- Kris Lane
USA, New Orleans, Tulane University
A global scandal: the peso potosino during the big mint fraud of 1640
- Tristan Platt
Great Britain, University of St. Andrews
Recovering the Past for the Present: Target and Reality in the Ratio of Quicksilver to Refined Silver (1800-1850)
- Alejandra Irigoin
Great Britain, London School of Economics
Plata or money? The role of silver in the early modern global economy
The results of this conference will be published in Spanish and English.