Timothy J. Coates
Professor of History
Department of History
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001 U. S. A
Office: Maybank Hall 325
2010 Spring: Sabbatical
Professor Timothy Coates awarded the honor and medal of "Commander of the Order of Santiago da Espada" by the President of Portugal.
CV: Employment History
2001 - 2008
1993-95 Vasco da Gama Lecturer in Portuguese Overseas History/Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of History/ Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University, Rhode Island. Taught: The Early Modern Portuguese Empire, (year-long course); Indo- Portuguese History ; Colonial Brazil; The Portuguese in Africa, 1415-1800 ; and The Mentality of Empire (Portuguese imperial historiography).
Summer 1982 Instructor at the Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona.
1980-82 Instructor at the American Language Institute in Lisbon, Portugal. Taught English as a foreign language (EFL) at all levels to adult Portuguese students at this binational center.
1977 Instructor and Assistant Director of curriculum at the Simin English Language Institute in Tehran, Iran.
1976 Instructor in English at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran.
1975-76 Teaching Assistant at the Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona.top
1988-93 Ph. D. in History, University of Minnesota. Degree awarded July, 1993. Dissertation: “Exiles and Orphans: Forced and State-Sponsored Colonizers in the Portuguese Empire, 1550-1720.” Dissertation supervisor was Professor Stuart Schwartz. General area: Early Modern Comparative; Specific: Early Modern Portuguese Empire; Outside: Early Modern Ottoman; Outside fields: Geography and Portuguese.
1985-87 Master of Arts in History, University of Minnesota. Degree awarded January, 1988. Titles of MA papers: “ Orfãs del Rei: Portuguese Women Sent to Goa, 1545-1700; “ “A Translation of and Commentary on Two Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Documents from the James Ford Bell Library;” and “Portuguese Agriculture and Trade, 1400-1600.”
1984 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Management Courses for Supervisors.
1981-82 Course in Portuguese Language and Culture for Foreigners at the Universidade de Lisboa.
1976 Summer course in Portuguese Language and Culture for Foreigners at the Universidade de Coimbra (north-central Portugal).
1975-76 Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Arizona. Degree awarded June, 1976.
1974 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, University of Arizona. Degree awarded December, 1974.
1972-73 Course in Spanish Language and Civilization for Foreigners at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
1970-71 Freshman year at Central College of Iowa on an academic scholarship.
1970 High School Diploma awarded by Catalina High School, Tucson, Arizona.
Books, Refereed, Sole Author
Degredados e órfãs: colonização dirigida pela coroa no império português, 1550-1755. Lisbon: National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries/National Press of Portugal, 1998.
Books, Refereed, Co-Author
Books, Refereed, Editor
Guest Editor, Portuguese Studies Review, 9:1-2 (2001).
Invited Contributor of a Chapter
"Early Modern European Forced Labor Overseas," in Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume 3. David Eltis, ed. (in press).
"Beyond The Church Militant and Portuguese Society in the Tropics to the Misericórdia, Câmara and other Institutions Awaiting Scrutiny," in Brasil e o imperio maritime portugues, Stuart Schwartz and Erik Myrup, eds. Sap Paulo: EDUSC, 2008.
"Some Suggestions for Historical Inquiry based on Collections in the Historical Archives of Goa," in S. K. Mhamai, ed. Fourth Centenary Volume of the Goa Archives, 1595-1995. Panaji ( Goa, India): Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, 2001, pp. 132-139.
“Crime and Punishment in the Fifteenth-Century Portuguese World: The Transition from Internal to Imperial Exile,” in Donald Kagay, ed. The Final Argument: The Imprint of Violence on Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe . London: Boydell & Brewer, 1998: 119-139.
"Sources in Portuguese and Goan ( India) Archives and Libraries (1500-1755): A Guide and Commentary," published simultaneously in Primary Sources and Original Works, 2: 3-4 (1993): 291-318 and in Lawrence J. McCrank, ed. , Discovery in the Archives of Spain and Portugal: Quincentenary Essays, 1492-1992 (Binghamton [NY]: The Haworth Press, 1993), pp. 291-318.
"D. João de Castro's 1541 Red Sea Voyage in the Greater Context of Sixteenth Century Luso-Ottoman Red Sea Rivalry," paper delivered at the Eighth International Conference on Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies, August 1988 at The University of Minnesota. Published in Caesar Farah, ed., Decision Making and Change in the Ottoman Empire (The Thomas Jefferson University Press/University Press of America, 1993), pp. 263-285.
Refereed Journal Articles
"The Imperial Prison of Luanda and 'Effective Occupation' of Angola,' Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, in press.
"The Early Modern Portuguese Empire: A Commentary on Recent Studies," The Sixteenth Century Journal XXXVII: 1 (Spring 2006): 83-90.
"The Convent of Santa Mónica of Goa and Single Women in the Estado da India, 1550-1700," in Faces de Eva: Revista de Estudos Sobre a Mulher Vol. 8 (2002): 67-82.
"The Evolution of Portuguese Asia, 1498-1998," Portuguese Studies Review, 9:1-2 (2001), pp. 11-18.
“Viewpoints on the Timing of Brazil’s Primacy in the Early Modern Portuguese World,” Portuguese Studies Review 8:2 (Spring-Summer-2000): 54-68.
“O sistema reage à mudança,” Textos de História 6:1-2 (1998): 211-237. (Reprint of chapter 4 of Degredados e Orfãs.)
“In the Wake of Vasco da Gama: Another Examination of the Literature of Portuguese Overseas Expansion. Where Do We Go From Here?” Portuguese Studies Review 6:2 (Fall-Winter 1997-98): 29-36.top
“ Macau and Its Archives,” Portuguese Studies Review 6:1 (Spring-Summer 1997): 11-15.
“Various Course Syllabi,” Portuguese Studies Review 6:1 (Spring-Summer 1997): 28-58.
“Female Colonization in Portuguese Asia,” Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies II (1995), pp. 40-56. reprinted in Saints and Sinners: The Successors of Vasco da Gama, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, ed. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 40-56.
“Portuguese History as World History: The Literature in English and Some Common Misconceptions,” Revista da Faculdade de Letras ( University of Lisbon) 19-20 (1996): 189-198.
"A Commentary on Three Lesser-Known Archives in Portugal: The Arquivo Histórico Militar of Lisbon and the Arquivos Municipal and Distrital in Braga," Portuguese Studies Review 4:1 (Spring-Summer 1995), pp. 99-104.
"Colonização Feminina Patrocinada pelos Poderes Públicos no Estado da India, 1550-1750," Oceanos [Journal of the Portuguese National Commission for the Commemoration of the Discoveries] 21(janeiro-março 1995), pp. 34-44.
"Consulting the Library of the National Palace of Mafra," Portuguese Studies Review 2: 1 (Fall-Winter 1992-93), pp. 98-101.
"Beyond The Church Militant and Portuguese Society in the Tropics to the Misericordia and the Camara and Other Institutions Awaiting Scrutiny" A collection of essays presented at a conference at Yale University, 2002. Editor is Stuart Schwartz.
Timothy D. Walker, Doctors, Folk Medicine and the Inquisition. The Repression of Magical Healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment in The E-Journal of Portuguese History 5:1 (Summer 2007):.
David Birmingham, Empire in Africa: Angola and its Neighbors in The Luso-Brazilian Review (forthcoming).
Alida Metcalf, Go-betweens and the Colonization of Brazil, 1500-1600 in the American Historical Review 112:2 (April 2007): 559.
Bernard Bailyn, Atlantic History: Concept and Contours, in The E-Journal of Portuguese History 3:11 (Summer 2005).
José C. Curto, Enslaving Spirits. The Portuguese-Brazilian Alcohol Trade at Luanda and its Hinterland, C. 1550-1830, in H-Atlantic (July 2006).
Stuart B. Schwartz, ed. Tropical Babylons. Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680, in . Journal of Slavery & Abolition 26:3 (December 2005): 403-405.
José Pedro Paiva, ed. Padre António Vieira, 1608-1697, Bibliografia and Oceanos 30/31, in Luso-Brazilian Review, 40:1 (Summer 2003): 128-130.
Ernst van Veen, Decay or Defeat? An Inquiry into the Portuguese Decline in Asia, 1580-1645. Itinerario, XXV: 3/4 (2001): 237-238.
Geraldo Pieroni, Os excuídos do reino. Portuguese Studies Review, 9:1-2 (2001).
Peter Russell, Prince Henry 'The Navigator,' A Life. TheJournal of Interdisciplinary History, XXXII Number 2 (Autumn 2001): 294-296.
“Sources on Macau’s History,” Portuguese Studies Review 7:2 (Spring-Summer 1999): 143-146.
Dauril Alden, The Making of an Enterprise: The Jesuits in Portugal, its Empire and Beyond. TheJournalof World History 9:2 (Fall 1998): 283-286.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama. Portuguese Studies Review 6: 2 (Fall-Winter, 1997-98): 148-149.
Isabel dos Guimarães Sá, Quando o rico se faz pobre: Misericórdias, caridade, e poder no império português, 1500-1800. Portuguese Studies Review 6: 2 (Fall-Winter, 1997-98): 135-136.
Kenneth Maxwell, Pombal: Paradox of the Enlightenment and The Making of Portuguese Democracy. Hispanic American Historical Review 77:4 (November 1997): 686-688.
Alberto Vieira, Os Escravos no Arquipélago da Madeira, séculos XV a XVII. Journal of Slavery & Abolition 17: 2 (1996), pp. 133-135.
Manuel Andrade e Sousa, Catherine of Braganza. Princess of Portugal. Wife to Charles II. Gavea-Brown (publication of Brown University Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies) XV-XVI (January 1994-December 1995): 266-268.
George D. Winius, ed. Portugal the Pathfinder. Journeys from the Medieval to the Modern World, 1300-ca. 1600. Portuguese Studies Review 5:2 (Fall-Winter 1996-97): 97-99.
A. J. R. Russell-Wood, A World on the Move: The Portuguese in Africa, Asia, and America, 1415-1800. Journal of World History 5: 2 (Fall 1994): 361-364.
“Introduction,” to Francisco Faleiro, Tratado del esphera y del arte de marear. John Carter Brown Library Maritime History Series, John Hattendorf, general editor. Delmar [NY]: Scholar’s Facsimiles & Reprints, 1998.
Translations (oral and written)
Simultaneous translation (from Portuguese to English) for Dr. Geraldo Pieroni's talk at the John Carter Brown Library in Spring of 1995 on the Portuguese Inquisition and Exile to Brazil.
Translator and editor. The Conversion of the King of Bissau, Legend Books, 2001.
Maria Augusta Lima Cruz, "Notes on Portuguese Relations with Vijayanagara, 1500-1565," Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies II (1995), pp. 13-39.
Eni de Mesquita Samara, "Heading Households and Surviving in a Man's World: Brazilian Women in the Nineteenth Century," in Mary Jo Maynes, et. al. eds., Gender, Kinship, Power: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary History (New York and London: Routledge Press, 1996), pp. 233-244.
José Jobson de Andrade Arruda, "Colonies as Mercantile Investments: The Luso-Brazilian Empire, 1500-1800," in James D. Tracy, ed. , The Political Economy of Merchant Empires (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 360-420.
"European Convict Labor in Portuguese Africa, 1850-1926" presented at the Oliveira Lima Library of Catholic University of America (Washington DC) on September 10, 2007.
"Columbus and the Portuguese Atlantic" delivered at the Universtiy of Maryland (College Park) on September 10, 2007.
"The Literature on Colonial Latin America: Recent Trends," presented at the University of Texas at San Antonio, April 2, 2007.
"White Convict Labor and Force Colonization for the Angolan Colony, 1800-1930," Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, Rhode Island College, October 21, 2006.
"Castro Marim, the Town that Sin Created," presented at Brown University in April 2006.
Member of the panel, "The Current and Future State of Portuguese History in North America;" Chair and commentator for "Gender, Sexuality, and Survival in Portugal, 1600-1800," at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, March 11-12, 2005.
"Building and Maintaining the Portuguese Empire Using Convict Labor," The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, February 18, 2005.
Commentator at the conference, "Nodes of Empire: Portuguese Colonial Cities in the Early Modern Period," Princeton University, April 2-3, 2004.
"Convicts and Orphans in the Portuguese World, 1500-1755," The Citadel, June 11, 2003.
"Convicts, Orphans, and Other Marginal Figures in the Portuguese World, 1500-1755," the University of California at Santa Barbara, May 15, 2003.
"Beyond The Church Militant to the Misericórdia,Câmara, and other Institutions Awaiting Scrutiny" at Imperial (Re) Visions: Brazil and the Portuguese Seaborne Empire, Yale University, November 1-3 2002.
"The Imperial Prison in Angola, 1870-1930," at New Directions in Historical Studies on Portugal and Lusophone Africa, The University of New Hampshire, April 12-13, 2002.
“Castro Marim and Internal Exile in Portugal,” November 6, 2000 at the Oliveira Lima Library of Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.
“The Portuguese Atlantic, 1415-1498: Columbus’ Training Ground,” at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, June 28, 2000.
“The State of the Field of Portuguese History in North America,” at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, April 27-30, 2000 at New York University.
“Exile as a Tool in Building and Maintaining the Early Modern Portuguese Empire,” presented at the international conference “Colonial Places, Convict Spaces: Penal Transportation in Global Context, ca. 1600-1940” at the University of Leicester, UK, December 9-10, 1999.
“A construção da obra Degredados e Orfãs....” Universidade de Brasília, June 1999.
“Pesquisa sobre degredo nos arquivos portugueses,” Universidade de Brasília, June 1999.
“The Transition to an Indo-Portuguese Society in Early Modern Goa,” presented at Vasco da Gama’s Arrival in India: 500 Years, October 29-31, 1998 at King’s College, University of London.
“Goa From Its Beginnings as a Portuguese Colony to 1759: The Transition to an Indo-Portuguese Society,” presented at the colloquium “ Goa Through the Centuries: A Tribute to Vasco da Gama,” held at the John Carter Brown Library of Brown University, September 19, 1998.
“Social Links in Portuguese Asia,” delivered at the conference Indian Ocean Connections, Columbia University, February 1997.
“State-Sponsored Female Colonization in Portuguese Asia,” delivered at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, annual convention in Tucson, Arizona, May 1996.
Interviewed by Professor Onésimo T. Almeida for his show “Daqui e da gente” on channel 20 (Portuguese TV) in New Bedford, MA. Aired on 16 August 1995.
“Vestiges of the Portuguese Empire in the Orient,” public talk given at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth on 5 July 1995.
“Portuguese Orphan Girls and State-Sponsored Female Colonization in Portuguese Asia,” public lecture delivered at SUNY-New Paltz (NY) for their Women’s History Series in March, 1995.
"The Punishment of Exile in the Early Modern Portuguese World," series of public lectures delivered as part of the Vasco da Gama series at the Oliveira Lima Library of Catholic University of America ( Washington, DC), and the Camões Center of Columbia University, February 1995.
"The Punishment of Exile in the Early Modern Portuguese World," on the panel "The Early Portuguese Overseas Empire," and discussant on the panel "Perspectives on Brazilian Social History: The Common Soldier and the State," at the American Historical Association National Convention, January 1994.
"Portuguese History as World History: The Literature in English; Some Common Misconceptions," paper delivered at Brown University, Department of History workshop series, 11 November 1993.
"Preliminary Considerations on Exile as Punishment in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire," paper presented in the Working Papers in Early Modern History series of the University of Minnesota, April 1992.
Presented a public lecture, at the request of the Government of India Tourism Office, on "The Role of the City of Goa in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire," on 15 August 1991 in Panaji, Goa, India.
May-July 2002 Fellowship awarded by the National Archives of Portugal to conduct research.
June 10, 2001 Awarded the medal and title, "Commander of the Order of São Tiago da Espada," by the President of Portugal for promoting Portuguese history and culture in the United States.
July-August 2000 Research and travel award from The Luso-American Development Foundation and the History Department of the College of Charleston for archival work in Portugal.
June-July 1999 Travel and development award from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program of the College of Charleston (US Department of Education Grant) to Brasília, Recife, and Salvador, Brazil.
August 1998 Research and travel award from the Department of History for work in the municipal archives of New Orleans, Louisiana.
December 1996-January 1997 Research and travel stipend awarded by the Department of History and the College of Charleston for travel to/research in the National Library and Archives of Macau.
December 1995 Research and travel stipend, The Luso-American Development Foundation for one month of research in Portuguese archives.
August 1994 Research and travel stipends, The National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries, The Luso-American Development Foundation, and the Fundação Oriente for archival work in Portugal.
Fall 1992 Dissertation writing fellowship, the History Department, University of Minnesota.
1990-91 Dissertation research fellowship, the American Institute of Indian Studies for one year in the Historical Archives of Goa, ( India), and various Goan libraries.
1989-90 Dissertation research fellowship, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for one year in various Portuguese archives and libraries.
1990 Three grants from the Graduate School, University of Minnesota to help support the above Gulbenkian grant: Grant for Research Abroad; McMillan Travel Grant; Doctoral Dissertation Special Grant.
1989 The Samuel Dienard Memorial Research Fellowship, the History Department, University of Minnesota.
May 1989 Associates Award, the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, for the outstanding graduate student essay of the year.
1989 History Department internal T. A. fellowships consisting of reduced teaching assignments.
Summer 1988 Western European Studies Summer Foreign Language Scholarship, Western European Studies, University of Minnesota for the intensive study of Dutch.top
The American Historical Association
The International Conference Group on Portugal
Associate, The James Ford Bell Library
Society of the History of Discoveries
F. E. E. G. I. (Forum on European Expansion and Global Interactions) top
Chair of the East Asian Search Committee (The College of Charleston), Fall-Spring 2006-2007.
Outside Evaluator for tenure and promotion for members of two different History Departments, one in 2003 and another in 2006-2007.
Conference organizer, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 36th annual meeting in Charleston, March 10-12, 2005.
In 2004, member; in 2005, chair of the John E. Fagg Book Prize Committee of the American Historical Association (for the best book in Iberian or Latin American History).
Since 2002, member of the editorial board of the E-Journal of Portuguese History.
From 2002 to 2004, member of the Executive Council, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.
Interviewed by Tony Emerson on December 1, 1999 for a Newsweek article on Macau’s transition to the People’s Republic of China that month.
Represented the College of Charleston at the “US-Brazil Partnership for Education Binational Dialogue: Expanding Higher Education Exchanges,” Charleston, SC, October 24-26, 1999.
Solicited necessary funding, planned, and organized two major international conferences at the College of Charleston. The first, “The Evolution of the Portuguese Atlantic: Qunicentenary Reflections, 1498-1998” was held from May 14-16, 1998. The second, “The Evolution of Portuguese Asia; Qunicentenary Reflections, 1498-1998,” was from March 18-20, 1999. Selected papers from these two conferences will be edited and published in two volumes.
National coordinator, 1996-99 for the Vasco da Gama Lecture series. The coordinator invited a number of speakers to talk to audiences on university campuses around the country and scheduled the visits to each campus. This series was funded by the National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries through the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University.
Associate and Book Review Editor, Portuguese Studies Review, January 1997-present.
Member, Latin American Studies Faculty. t op
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