– Rubiés JP & Ollé M, ‘The comparative history of a genre: The production and circulation of books on travel and ethnographies in early modern Europe and China’, Modern Asian Studies, 50, 1 (2016): 259-309.
– Rubiés JP 2016, ‘From Christian apologetics to Deism: Libertine readings of Hindusim, 1600-1730’, in Bulman W & Ingram R (eds), God in the Enightenment, Oxford University Press, pp. 107-135.
– Rubiés JP 2016, ‘Political Rationality and Cultural Distance in the European Embassies to Shah Abbas’, Journal of Early Modern History, 20: 351-389.
– Osborne T & Rubiés JP 2016, ‘Introduction: Diplomacy and Cultural Translation in the Early Modern World’, Journal of Early Modern History, 20: 313-330.
Selected research activities
In 2016 I spoke about ‘Catalan Independence Referendums: Problem or Solution?’ at New York University; ‘Imperial Emulation and the Making of The Principal Navigations’ at Christ Church Oxford; ‘Conceptualizing the Local in Early Modern Religious and Political Encounters’ at UPF Barcelona; ‘Comparing Cultures in the Early Modern World’ at the University of Cambridge; ‘Sacred History and Comparative Ethnography in Lafitau’ in Geneva; ‘Re-thinking La Crise de la Conscience Européenne‘ at EUI Florence; and ‘The Boxer Codex in a Comparative Perspective’ at UPF.
I also offered two keynote lectures, ‘Etnografías misioneras y el problema de la traducción cultural’, XVI Jornadas Internacionales sobre Misiones Jesuíticas (Resistencia, Argentina), and ‘Civility across cultures in the early Modern World’, Government College, Lahore.
Our Research Group ECERM organized a colloquium on The Boxer Codex: Colonial Ethnography in the Spanish Philippines, and an international conference on Locality and Globality in Early Modern Cultural Encounters: A Comparative Analysis of Religious and Political Accommodation. We received confirmation of a new grant from MINECO to develop a project on Cultural Mediations in the Iberian Empires (2017-2020).