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Crews

Dr. Dan Crews

Professor of History

 

 

Office: Wood Hall 136E

Office Phone: (660) 543-8695

Email: crews@ucmo.edu

 

Vita

Ph.D. Auburn University, 1984

M.A. The University of Memphis, 1979

B.A. University of North Alabama, 1977

 

Specialties

Sixteenth-century Spain

 

Courses Taught

Imperial Spain

Modern latin America

Seveteenth-Century Europe

Historiography

History of Mexico

Renaissance and Reformation

World and U.S. survey courses

 

Service in Professional Societies
2010-2012 General Secretary of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.
2009-2010 Vice General Secretary of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.
2009- An executive editor for Bulletin of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.
1989-1999, and 2007-2009  General Editor of the Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

Selected and Recent Publications
“Juan de Valdés.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Book review of K. Anipa, Juan de Valdés’ Díalogo de la Lengua:  A Diplomatic Edition in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 1, (Spring, 2016): 219-220.
Book review of Masimo Firpoo,  Juan de Valdés and the Italian Reformation in the Catholic Historical Review, vol. 102, no.1 (Winter 2016): 168-169.
“Biografia y autobiografia novelesca: datos nuevos sobre Juan de Valdés y Lazarillo de Tormes.” In Actas del Congreso de la Asociacion Internacional de Hispanistas, Ed. Pierre Civil. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2010.
Twilight of the Renaissance:  The Life of Juan de Valdés, University of Toronto Press, 2008.
“The Mysterious Death of Cardinal Medici and Spanish Diplomacy,” in Mediterranean Studies, vol. XII (2003):  103-110.
“Francisco de los Cobos” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, vol. 1, 550-551.  New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.
"Juan de Valdés y la crisis de Camerino, 1534-1535." In Aspectos históricos y culturales bajo Carlos V, ed. Christoph Strosetzki, 106-118.  Frankfurt am Main: Velvuert, Madrid: Iberroamericana, 2000.
"Juan de Valdés and the Comunero Revolt: An Essay on Spanish Civic Humanism."  The Sixteenth Century Journal  XXII, No. 2 (Summer 1991): 233-252.

Recent Presentations
“Charles V’s Court Crisis (1527-1532) and Lazarillo’s ‘Vuestra Merced,’”  47th meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, San Diego Naval Museum, sponsored by San Diego State University, March, 2016.
“Doctors, Empirics and Charles V’s Court Disease,” 46th meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins University, March, 2015.
“Charity and Masturbation:  The Case of Francisco Ortiz,” 45th meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Modena, Italy, 26-29 June 2014.
“The French Disease and Italian Heresy:  The Case of Giovanni di Valdés,” invited presentation to the Hall Center Early Modern Seminar, University of Kansas, October, 2013.
“Spreading Brotherly Love:  Juan de Valdés and Hospital Confraternities in Cuenca and Naples,” presented at the 127th Meeting of the American Historical Association, New Orleans, 3-6 January, 2013.
Presentation for Plenary Panel Celebrating the Retirement of Wim and Carla Phillips.  Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Albuquerque, 5 April 2013.
“Back from the Dead:  Señor San Lázaro, Lazarillo de Tormes, and the Valdés Family,” presented at the 43rd meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, April, 2012.
“Charles V's Imperial Propaganda and Conciliar Diplomacy, 1541-1554,” 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Lisbon, July 2011.
"The Converso Civic Christianity of Juan de Valdes." Invited lecture, King's College, Oxford, June 2010.
"Valdesian Justification and Lazarillo de Tormes," presented at the Quinto Congreso Internacional sobre los Conversos y los Morescos, University of Alcala, Spain, June 2010.
"Deconstruction of Valdesian Justification," Mediterranean Studies Conference, University of Salamanca, Spain, May 2010.
"Love and Language in Juan de Valdes's Neapolitan Sodality," 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Kansas City, 2-5 April 2009.  (Co-hosted by the University of Kansas and the University of Central Missouri.)
“Mendacious History and Postmortem Heresy: Bartolomé de Carranza and Juan de Valdés,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Saint Louis, October 2008.
“Biografía y autobiografía novelesca:  datos nuevos sobre Juan de Valdés y Lazarillo de Tormes.“ Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Paris, France, July 2007.
“Welfare Reform, Lazarillo de Tormes, and the Valdés Family,” presented at the 38th meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Miami, Florida, April 2007.
“Francisco de los Cobos and Juan de Valdés: Privanza and Clientage Under
Charles V,” presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2006.