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seminars > spring 2013 schedule > seminar: Gold, Chocolate, and Tobacco: Value, Ritual, and Health in the New and the Old Worlds > instructor: Dr. Elvira L. Vilches

Honors Seminars Spring 2013 Instructors

 

| Dr. Molly M. Pryzwansky | Dr. Tiffany L. Kershner | Dr. James S. Mulholland | Dr. Thomas A. Wallis | Dr. Elvira L. Vilches | Dr. John T. Ambrose | Dr. J. Mark Scearce | Dr. Richard L. Blanton | Dr. Richard L. Blanton | Dr. John W. Carroll | Dr. Marina F. Bykova | Dr. Gary L. Comstock | Dr. Robert I. Bruck | Mr. Darby Orcutt | Ms. Carolyn P. Veale |
Instructor:

Dr. Elvira L. Vilches

     Associate Professor
Elvira Vilches (Ph.D. Cornell University) writes on the cultural history of sixteenth-and-seventeenth-century Spain and its American colonies. New World Gold: Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain sheds fresh light on the encounter between the New and the Old World by explaining how American gold changed economic theories and cultural notions of value. Dr. Vilches has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies at the Library of Congress, and the John Carter Brown Library, among others. She is currently researching mercantile culture and how the affairs of commerce influenced society in the Iberian Atlantic for a new book titled Doing Business: Commerce and Mercantile Culture in the Early Modern Hispanic World. At NCSU she teaches courses on the literature, culture, and history of the Spanish empire. She enjoys nature, family, and friends.
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