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An ARTery of EMPIRE. Conquest, Commerce, Crisis, Culture and the Panamanian Junction (1513-1671)

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Project "ArtEmpire" data sheet

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postcode: 41013

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙998˙875 €
 EC max contribution 1˙998˙875 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE ES (SEVILLA) coordinator 1˙352˙250.00
4    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA IT (PAVIA) participant 58˙750.00


 Project objective

European incursions onto the narrow isthmian pass that divided and connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans made it a strategic node of the Spanish Empire and a crucial site for early modern globalization. On the front lines of the convergence of four continents, Old Panama offers an unusual opportunity for examining the diverse, often asymmetrical impacts of cultural and commercial contacts. The role of Italian, Portuguese, British, Dutch, and French interests in the area, as well as an influx of African slaves and Asian merchandise, have left a unique material legacy that requires an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to its varied sources. Bones, teeth and artifacts on this artery of Empire offer the possibility of new insights into the cultural and biological impact of early globalization. They also invite an interdisciplinary approach to different groups’ tactics for survival, including possible dietary changes, and the pursuit of profit. Such strategies may have led the diverse peoples inhabiting this junction, from indigenous allies to African and Asian bandits to European corsairs, to develop and to favor local production and Pacific trade networks at the expense of commerce with the metropolis. This project applies historical, archaeological and archaeometric methodologies to evidence of encounters between peoples and goods from Europe, America, Africa and Asia that took place on the Isthmus of Panama during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Forging an interdisciplinary approach to early globalization, it challenges both Euro-centric and Hispano-phobic interpretations of the impact of the conquest of America, traditionally seen as a demographic catastrophe that reached its nadir in the so-called seventeenth-century crisis. Rather than applying quantitative methods to incomplete source material, researchers will adopt a contextualized, inter-disciplinary, qualitative approach to diverse agents involved in cultural and commercial exchange.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Díaz Ceballos, Jorge
New World civitas, contested jurisdictions, and inter-cultural conversation in the construction of the Spanish Monarchy
published pages: , ISSN: 1466-1802, DOI:
Colonial Latin American Review 27:1 2019-06-06
2019 Díaz Ceballos, Jorge
Poder compartido. Repúblicas urbanas, monarquía y conversación en Castilla del Oro, 1508-1573
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Aram, Bethany
El ganado vacuno y sus ganaderos entre el Bajo Guadalquivir, África atlántica y Tierra Firme, 1513-1671
published pages: 237-254, ISSN: 2605-0560, DOI:
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos n. 1, may 2018 2019-06-06

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