IASH Fellows Speaker Series

Giovanna Montenegro, assistant professor of comparative literature and Romance languages, will speak on “German Bankers and the Conquest of Venezuela: Cultural Memory of ‘Heretic’ Capital and Colonization” at noon Wednesday, March 1, in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room.
She seeks to decipher fictional and historical texts that recreate the sixteenth-century German conquest of Venezuela by the Welsers, bankers from Augsburg. She analyzes the cultural memory of the Welser period from a German perspective.