Past Member

Richard Lauren Kagan


Historical Studies

…His speciality is the history of the early modern Europe, with particular emphasis on Habsburg Spain and its overseas empire, a subject that has engaged his attention, albeit in different ways, throughout his scholarly career. He also has long-standing interests in art history, cultural history, history of cartography, urban history, etc. He also believes in integrating literature into the study of history, and this is reflected in his joint-appointment as Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures…His current research focuses on the writing of both chronicles and history in early modern Spain and colonial Spanish America. He has published several essays on this topic, and there are more on the way. He is also working on a monograph, tentatively entitled, The Chronicler and the Count: Law, Libel and History in the Early Modern Atlantic World, which centers on the efforts of one disgruntled count to force one of the king’s chroniclers to emend a planned history of Spain in the New World.

Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, "Richard Kagan" (2017)

Dates at IAS

School of Historical Studies
School of Historical Studies


Cambridge University