Patricia Seed

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Professor, History
School of Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Comparative Tropical History
Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
University of California, Irvine
260 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
History of Renaissance cartography, Renaissance Astronomy, GIS, game design for history topics, & others
Academic Distinctions
(Since 2005)
2008 ESRI prize for 100 Best Maps of 2007 (Software and Design) "Rising Sea Levels at Cabo Blanco (and the Extinction Northern of European Fish-Eating Birds)"

2018, Bronze Medal, International Serious Games Competition, Sankofa (original video game)
Research Abstract
Patricia Seed diverse research interests include Latin American history, world history and the history of science and technology. Her early work on post colonialism in Latin American literature included studies on gender and the social construction of race. Her current research interests are in the Renaissance histories of cartography and astronomy. In Informatics, her interests lie in the challenges of building ethnographic and historical games.

Her most recent book is the Oxford Map Companion to World History

Mapping West Africa & the Discovery

Global Warming: African Coastlines Under Threat: Oil Spills & Rising Sea Levels in the Niger Delta

Latin American Subaltern Studies
The Oxford Map Companion: 100 Maps in World History, Oxford University Press, 2014

Jose Limon and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance, editor, University of Texas Press, 2007

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)
"Celestial Navigation: The First Translational Science," ed. Pat Manning
"Modern," Renaissance Keywords, ed. Ita MacCarthy
"Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse," Latin American Research Review (1992)

"More Postcolonial Discourses" Latin American Research Review (1993)

"'Failing to Marvel': Atahualpa's Encounter with the Word" (1991) Honorable Mention CLH article Prize

"Taking Possession and Reading Texts," William & Mary Quarterly (Best Article of the Year)

"Conquest of the Americas" in Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare ed. Geoffrey Parker
2007-08 American Council of Learned Societies : Digital Innovation Fellowship
2007-2010 National Endowment for the Humanitities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant
Professional Societies
Fellow, Royal Geographic Society, London
Other Experience
Rice University 1982—2005