Patricia Seed

Professor, History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, History

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521

University of California, Irvine
260 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697

modern dance, the history of cartography, and digital analysis and restoration of maps.
Digital restoration of historical maps won two national digital
humanities fellowship/awards for 2007-2008 (ACLS & NEH)
Patricia Seed joins the UCI Department of History with diverse research interests that include Latin American history, world history and the history of science and technology. She also has concentrated on gender and postcolonial studies, as well as the social construction of race. Her current project focuses on the origins of the arts of navigation in medieval Portugal and their transmission throughout the Atlantic World in the early modern period. An award-winning teacher and author, including the Herbert W. Bolton Memorial Prize, she is writing the third volume of her trilogy on European conquest.

Her latest book (which she edited) Jose Limon and La Malinche was published
by the University of Texas Press this week, and her work on digital restoration of historical maps won two national digital humanities fellowship/awards for 2007-2008 (ACLS & NEH).

Current Projects:

Oxford Map Companion to World History

Map Projections: A User's Guide (ESRI press in progress; user's guide
to the mathematics of visualization)

Portuguese Mapping the African Coast

Mapping West Africa & the Discovery of "America"

Latitude and the Origins of Global Navigation

Conservation mapping, global warming, impact of rising sea levels on
wildlife refuges and European/Siberian piscatory bird nurseries
ESRI MapBook 25th anniversary edition. (Redlands, Calif., 2010)

"Impact of Rising Sea levels at Cabo Blanco"

Global Warming: African Coastlines Under Threat

Reconstruction/animation of the oldest, continually operating slave port in Africa (computer assisted archeology using LIDAR scans)

Continuing Interests:

"The Four Most Famous Jewish Scientists You have Hever Heard of," The Fare of Islamic and Jewish Science in the
Renaissance, History of Trigonometry in the Renaissance

Other Interests:

Post colonial theory (literary studies only), Latin
American Subaltern Studies (literary theory), Jewish & Islamic influences
on the political construction of Latin America
Publications American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of “Indians”
University of Minnesota Press, 2001 (History & Anthropology)
Winner, 2003 Prize in Atlantic History

Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640; Cambridge University Press, 1995 (in Portuguese, 2000)
(History) ACLS E-selection

To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts Over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821
Stanford University Press, 1988 (in Spanish, 1992)
Bolton Prize, (History) serialized in La Jornada (Mexico City)
  Jose Limon and La Malinche
Published by the University of Texas Press (February, 2007).

"Failing to Marvel: Atahualpa's Encounter with the Word"

"Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse,"

"More Postcolonial Discourses"

"Conquest of the Americas" in Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare ed. Geoffrey Parker
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