Soizic Croguennec

2021-2022

MESRI-CNRS Fellowship

CNRS - Guyane University

Connected Margins? Borderlands and Iberian Circulations (Northern and Amazonian Confines of the Ibero-American world, 18th–21st century)

Soizic Croguennec is presently an Associate Professor in Early Modern History at the Université de Guyane. She obtained a Ph.D. avec les félicitations du jury from the Université Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès in 2011 and published her thesis in 2015 under the title Sociétés minières et monde métis. Le Centre-Nord de la Nouvelle-Espagne au XVIIIe siècle. Doctoral fellow (2009-2011) then post-doctoral fellow (2016-2017) at the Casa de Velázquez, she focuses on 18th century New Spain and Spanish Louisiana. The inner workings of multicultural societies, evolving identities, and circulations have been at the center of a research that constantly plays with different scales (at imperial, atlantic, regional, local level). In the line of a growing focus on borderlands, she is currently developing a transdisciplinary project entitled Connected Margins ? Borderlands and Iberian Circulations (Northern and Amazonian Confines of the Ibero-American world, 18th – 21st century).

Research project

Connected Margins? Borderlands and Iberian Circulations (Northern and Amazonian Confines of the Ibero-American world, 18th – 21st century) is a project that aims at studying borderlands in a long-term perspective. The research will focus on “marginalized territories” in the Iberian world in order to examine the secondary networks behind the structuration of these peripheric regions. This way, it will be possible to examine the delicate balance between isolation and connection that can be observed in these regions from the colonial era to present days. A comparative approach, geographical and chronological, will be adopted to show the social dynamics that characterize these regions and the terms of their insertion into larger circuits of mobility. The goal of this approach is to reexamine the notion of margin, and the relationship between center and periphery. This way, it should be possible to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of circulation and recombination that affect these so-called “marginalized territories” in a long-term perspective.

Selected Publications

2021. “Borderlands and accommodations: Spanish soldiers and Amerindian nations in Louisiana and Florida (1763-1803)” Almanack, 27.

https://www.scielo.br/j/alm/a/mdYXjhTZGK4CpYPgch5qRXs/?lang=en 

 

2019. “Rendre la justice en Louisiane espagnole (1763-1803) : aménagements, improvisations et instrumentalisations”, Caravelle, 112.

https://journals.openedition.org/caravelle/5149

 

2017. “Spanish historiography and the Interregnum in Louisiana (1763-1803): a case of (voluntary) amnesia?”, Cahiers de FRAMESPA, 24/2017.

 https://journals.openedition.org/framespa/4227

 

2015. Société minière et monde métis en Nouvelle-Espagne au XVIIIe siècle, Madrid, Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velázquez.

https://books.openedition.org/cvz/802

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