Uni-Tübingen

Dr. Laura Dierksmeier (Melkonian)

Kontakt

Fachbereich Geschichtswissenschaft

SFB 1070
Gartenstr. 29

Raum 306

72074 Tübingen

Email: laura.dierksmeier[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Teilprojekt

C 05: Inselökonomien Eine vergleichende Studie von Insel-Gesellschaften im späten Mittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit

 

Akademischer Werdegang

Universitätsabschlüsse

2012 - 2016

PhD in Early Modern History, Universität Tübingen
Dissertation: "Charity for and by the Poor.  Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1526–1700"

2010 - 2012

Master (MA) Spanish, Simmons College, Boston, MA (USA)
2002 - 2007 Bachelor (BA) – Spanish, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (USA), with Semester Abroad at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain (2005)

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Comparative Island Studies
  • History of Water Scarcity in Spain
  • Missionary Science and Indigenous Medicine in Latin America
  • Early Modern Mexican Confraternities
  • History of Banned Books and Newspapers in the Atlantic World

Arbeitsgruppen

seit 2018 Council of Trent: "Trento en el Mundo hispánico: Renovación individual, social y cultural," University of Pamplona, Spain
seit  2017 Insularitäten, Comparative Case Studies in Resource Use Between Isolated and Interconnected Life Worlds, University of Tuebingen

Workshoporganisation

Lehrerfahrung

SS 2019 Mediterranean Island History and Archaeology: Interdisciplinary Long-term Perspectives
SS 2019          Missionary Science in Latin America, 1500-1800: Natural Histories, Herbal Medicine, and the Inquisition
SS 2018

Confraternities in the Early Modern Iberian World

SS 2016    Mikroskop und Fernglas – Wissenschaftsrevolutionen und Forschungsalltag in der Frühen Neuzeit, Tutorium for Seminar by Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr
WS 2015/16 Geschichte Spanischamerikas in der Frühen Neuzeit, Tutorium for Seminar by Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr
WS 2014/15 Geschichte der spanischen Inquisition in Spanien und Spanischamerika, with Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr

 

Arbeitserfahrung

Akademischer Werdegang

seit Juli 2017

Postdoc in DFG SFB 1070 ResourceCultures, Subproject C05 “Island Economies – A Comparative Study of Late Medieval and Early Modern Island Communities,” Universität Tübingen

April 2016 - March 2017

Postdoc in the DFG Research Group: Grk1662 “Religious Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, 800-1800, Universität Tübingen

Nov. 2012 - March 2016

Research Assistant, Early Modern History Department, Universität Tübingen
Sep. 2010 - Oct. 2011 Staff Writer, Archival Researcher, Program Coordinator, Simmons College, Center for Community Service, Boston, USA

Weitere professionelle Erfahrungen und gemeinnützige Arbeit

2010 - 2012

Amnesty International, Boston, MA: Club Advisor, Regional Coordinator

2010 - 2011

Americorps, Boston, MA, USA (U.S. Government Community Service Program)

2009 - 2012

Kids in Need of Defence (KIND), Boston, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter

July 2009 - Aug. 2009

Villar Arregui, Abogados, Madrid, Spain

Internship: Legal Research Assistant / Translator

2008 - 2011

Refugee Immigration Ministry, Malden, MA: Trauma Counselor and Resettlement Volunteer

May 2007 - May 2009

Pappas and Lenzo Attorneys at Law, Boston, MA, USA

Immigration Paralegal / Translator

Jan. 2007 - May 2007

Defensa Legal, Madrid, Spain

Internship: Translator and Interpreter / Paralegal

Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2007

Law Offices of Peter T. Clark, Mansfield, MA, USA

Legal Assistant

2005 - 2006

Latin American Health Care Institute, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter

2002 - 2004

American Red Cross, Brockton, MA: Volunteer

 

Awards und Angliederungen

Akademische Angliederungen

seit 2018

Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

seit 2015

Förderverein Geschichte Universität Tübingen

seit 2013 Confraternitas, University of Toronto
seit 2012 AHILA - Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos
seit 2012 HAHR - Hispanic American Historical Review
seit 2011 AHA - American History Association
seit 2011 LASA - Latin American Studies Association
seit 2011 ASPHA - Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Awards

2017

Bartolomé de las Casas Dissertation Prize (Fribourg University, Schweiz)

2015 Latin American Studies Association Travel Grant
2014 Academy of American Franciscan History Fellowship
2011 Distinguished Graduate Student for Civic Engagement Award
2006 Community Service Leadership Award
2006 President, Spanish Honors Society

 

Publikationen und Presse

Publikationen

Monografien

  • Charity for and by the Poor: Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1526–1700 (Academy of American Franciscan History, Expected 2019).

Herausgegebene Bücher

  • Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource? Transmission, Reception, and Interaction of Global and Local Knowledge between Europe and the Americas, 1492– 1800, together with Dr. Fabian Fechner and Prof. Dr. Kazuhisa Takeda, (SFB1070, University of Tuebingen Press, Expected 2020)

Artikel in Sammelbänden

  • L. Dierksmeier - Cultural History of Fresh Island Water in Early Modern Spain (Tuebingen University Press, Expected 2020).
  • Confraternity-Run Hospitals: A Comparison of Charitable Institutions in Colonial Mexico, in: Water is Thicker than Blood: Practice and Materiality in Colonial Latin American Confraternities, hg. von Elizabeth Penry und Juan Cobo (Expected 2019).
  • Bartolomé de las Casas: From Moral Theology to Missionary Practice, in: Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion. hg. von Rady Roldán-Figueroa und David Orique, O.P. (Brill, 2018).
  • From Isolation to Inclusion: Confraternities in Urban Colonial Mexico, in: Space, Place & Motion: Locating Confraternities in the Early Modern City, hg. von Diana Bullen Presciutti, S. 68–87 (Brill, 2017).

Reviews

  • Review in Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, 2018. Redden, Andrew, The Collapse of Time: The Martyrdom of Diego Ortiz (1571) by Antonio de la Calancha [1638], De Gruyter, 2016.
  • Review in Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, 2017. Tene, Ran, Changes in Ethical Worldviews of Spanish Missionaries in Mexico: An Ethical Transition from Sight to Touch in the 16th and 17th Centuries. (European Expansion and Indigenous Response, Bd. 15), Brill, 2015.

Konferenzberichte

  • Conference Report: Mission/s/Kartographie: Funktionen, visuelle Strategien, Wissenstransfer (1500-1800), Graduiertenkolleg 1662 „Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)” Universität Tübingen workshop (04.11.2016–05.11.2016), Published 01/2017.
  • Conference Report: Global Dimensions of European History: 3rd Cambridge-Tuebingen Workshop, DAAD, Cambridge University und Universität Tübingen Workshop (26.09.2016 –27.09.2016), Published 11/2016.

 

Presse