NEWS & EVENTS
History Professor Presents Paper at
New York City Confernce
Dr. Renzo Honores,
assistant professor of history at High Point University, recently
presented a paper at the 123rd annual AHA Conference on Latin American
History, held Jan. 2-5 in New York City.
Honores presented "Caciques as Legal Benefactors: Cacial Legal
Offensive in the Andes, 1552-1572." The paper explores how the Andean
caciques (local lords) used the legal system and how these lords were
successful in their legal campaigns between 1552 and 1572 in the
"This paper is part of my research on customary law and the use of
European law in the colonial Andes," explains Honores, who is a member
of the Conference of Latin American History. "This summer I will spend
some weeks researching in Bolivian and Peruvian archives to collect
more information on this issue."
While at the conference, which is one of the oldest academic
institutions in the country, Honores also participated in a panel,
"Colonial Caciques as Native Leaders and Go-Betweens in Mesoamerica
and the Andes." The panel, which consisted of five participants and
one discussant, was part of the "Conference of Latin American
History," which is a chapter devoted to Latin American History and
affiliated with the "American Historical Association."