Go East Young Man, Find the West...

I'm about to embark on a month-long dissertation research trip to Sevilla, Spain. I'll be looking at racial slavery and the regimes of colonial governance that emerged as the Spanish Empire spread across the Iberian Peninsula and across the globe. It's my first foray into Europe and I'm more than a little apprehensive about what I'll experience as a Puerto Rican in Spain. We will see...

For those who are interested, I will be doing most of my archive exploration in the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies). Keep an eye out, I'm working on a post giving some insight into the history and importance of the AGI/GAI. I'll be collecting a selection of my research journal entries here. Please follow along and comment as the spirit moves you.