Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto


William P. Reynolds Professor of History


Atlantic; Early America; Early Modern Europe; Environmental; Global; Imperial; Intellectual; Latin America; Mediterranean; Urban


D.Phil., University of Oxford

Research and Teaching Interests

Current research projects in the history of language and of cultural organisms; current or recent undergraduate classes on global environmental history, early colonial Native Mesoamerican source materials, and the history of wisdom; graduate supervision across a wide field, mainly in the early modern history of colonial societies.


Most recent awards: World History Association Book Prize and Tercentenary Medal of the Society of Antiquaries, 2007; major grant from the Fundación del Pino, Madrid, 2008-10; Reina Victoria Eugenia Distinguished Visiting Chair, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2010. Publications since 2010 include "Pillars and Post: Foundations and Future of Post-Modernism," in C. Jencks, ed., The Post-Modern Reader (Blackwell Wiley); "Las independencias de Colombia en la historia mundial" in J.C. Torres, ed., El gran libro del bicentenario (Planeta); (with Matthew Restall) Conquistadors: a Very Short Introduction (Oxford, Oxford U.P.); (with D.L. Smail) ‘Food,’ in D. Smail and A. Shryock, eds, Deep History (U. of California P.), and a new edition of The World: a History (Penguin). A Croatian translation of Pathfinders appeared, bringing to 27 the number of languages in which his work has appeared.

Contact Information

Office: 449 Decio

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556