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Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Shubert

Department of History 80 Carnival Court


York University Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 M2R 3T8
Canada Canada

Present Position:
Professor of History and Associate Vice-President International, York University

Degrees:
1982, PhD, History, Queen Mary College, University of London,
1978, MA, Comparative Social History, University of Warwick
1976, MA, History, University of New Mexico
1975, BA, History, University of Toronto

Awards:
Comendador de la Orden de Mérito Civil (awarded by King Juan Carlos of Spain), April
1999
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1997-1998
York University Faculty of Arts Leave Fellowship, 1997-1998 (declined)
Nave Fellowship, Department of History, University of Wisconsin at Madison, October 1994
SSHRC Research Grant, 1992-1995
Canada Research Fellowship, 1987-1990
Ministry of Culture (Spain), Publication Grant, 1986
York University Faculty of Arts Research Grant, 1985-1986
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 1983-1985
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary,
1982-1983
Vicente Cañada Blanch Fellowship, University of London, 1981-1982
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 1978-1981
William Lyon Mackenzie King Travelling Fellowship, 1977-1978
S.F. Buckland Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1975

Teaching Experience:
Professor, Department of History, York University, 1994-
Visiting Professor, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), 1994
Associate Professor, Department of History, York University, 1991-1994
Assistant Professor, Department of History, York University, 1985-1991

Teaching Fields:
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Modern Europe
History of Spain
European Social History

Publications
A. Books:
A las Cinco de la Tarde: Historia de la Corrida de Toros, (Madrid, Turner, 2002), 300 pages

The West and the World: Contacts, Conflicts, Connections, (Toronto, Gage, 2002), 500 pages,
with Arthur Haberman

Death and Money in the Afternoon: A History of Spanish Bullfighting, (New York, Oxford
University Press, 1999), 270 pages.

Spain at War: the Spanish Civil War in Context, 1931-1939, (London, Longmans, 1995),
co-authored with George Esenwein, 289 pages

The Land and People of Spain, (New York, HarperCollins, 1992), 256 pages

Historia social de Espana, 1800-1990, (Madrid, Nerea, 1991), 390 pages

A Social History of Modern Spain, 1800-1982, (London and Boston, Unwin-Hyman, 1990),
292 pages
- second printing by Routledge, 1993

The Road to Revolution in Spain. The Coal Miners of Asturias, 1860-1934,


(Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1987), 185 pages

Hacia la revolución. Orígenes sociales del movimiento obrero en Asturias, 1860-1934,


(Barcelona, Crítica, 1984), 174 pages

B. Edited Collections:
Internationalizing Canad’s Universities, (Halifax, Lorimer, forthcoming), with Roopa Desai-
Trilokaker and Glenn Jones

The West and the World since 1500: Selected Readings , (Toronto, Gage, 2003), 310 pages, with
Arthur Haberman

The Historical Practice of Diversity: Transcultural Interactions from the Early Modern
Mediterranean World to the Twentieth-Century Postcolonial World, with Dirk Hoerder and
Christiane Harzig, (New York, Berghan, 2003), 278 pages

Negotiating Nations: Exclusions, Networks, Inclusions, special issue of Histoire


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sociale/Social History, Dec. 2000, with Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder

Spanish History since 1800, with José Alvarez Junco, (London, Edward Arnold, 2000)

Spectacle, Monument and Memory, special issue of Histoire sociale/Social History, Nov.
1997, with Nicholas Rogers

C. Chapters in Books:
“Introducción”, Conde de Romanones, Espartero. El general del pueblo, (Vitoria, Lusiger,
forthcoming 2007)

“Treading the Spanish Earth: Using Propaganda Films in the Classroom”, in Noel Valis, ed.,
Teaching the Spanish Civil War, (New York, MLA, forthcoming)

“Bullfighting” in Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History, (Sanra Barbara,
ABC-CLIO, 2005)

“El toreo en la historia española”, in Jvaier Paniagua, ed., De toros, toreros y tendidos,
(Valencia, UNED, 2004)

“Cu-Cut! Incident”, in D. Jones, ed., Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, (London, Fitzroy


Dearborn, 2001)

“The Liberal State” in P. Stearns, ed., Scribner’s Encyclopedia of European Social History,
(New York, Scribner’s, 2001)

“Espartero: del ídolo al olvido”, in Isabel Burdiel and Manuel Pérez Ledesma, eds.,
Agitadores, conspiradores y revolucionarios, (Madrid, Espasa, 2000)

"Spain" in R.J. Goldstein, ed., The Battle for the Public Mind:Censorship in 19th-Century
Europe, (New York, Praeger, 2000)

"The Spaniards", in The Peoples of Canada: An Encyclopedia for the Country, (Toronto,
Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1999) with Antonio Cazorla

"Iberia", in American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature, (New York,


Oxford University Press, 1995) with Richard Kagan

"A Community Divided: the Social Development of the Asturian Coalfields to 1934", in K.
Tenfelde, ed., Sozialgeschichte des Bergbaus in 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, (Munich, C.H.
Beck, 1992), pp. 284-93

"Asturias", "Marcelino Camacho" and “Juan March" in R.W. Kern, ed., Historical Dictionary
of Modern Spain, (New York, Greenwood Press, 1990), pp. 51-55, 97-99, 320-321
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"Civil War, Revolution and Foreign Corporations: the Case of 'La Canadiense'", in Historia,
Literatura, Pensamiento: Estudios en homenaje a María Dolores Gómez Molleda,
(Salamanca, 1990), 461-74

"Reinterpreting the Spanish Popular Front: the Case of Asturias", in M. Alexander and H.
Graham, eds., The Popular Front in France and Spain, (Cambridge, Cambridge University
Press, 1989), pp. 213-225

"La Epopeya Trágica. La Revolución Asturiana de 1934", in P. Preston, ed., Guerra y


Revolución en España, 1931-1939, (Madrid, Alianza, 1986), pp.101-120

"Entre Arboleya y Comillas: El Fracaso del Sindicalismo Católico en Asturias", in Octubre


1934, (Madrid, Alianza, 1985), pp. 243-252

"The Epic Failure: The Asturian Revolution of October 1934", in P. Preston, ed., Revolution
and War in Spain, 1931-1939, (London, Methuen, 1984), pp. 113-136

"Private Initiative in Law Enforcement. Associations for the Prosecution of Felons,


1744-1856", in V. Bailey, ed., Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain,
(London, Croom Helm and New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1981), pp. 25-41

D. Articles (Refereed):
“American Exceptionalism and the Teaching of European History”, Perspectives, (November
2006), with Arthur Haberman

“The Teaching of European History”, American Historical Association Perspectives, October


2005, with Arthur Haberman

“Spanish historians and English-speaking scholarship”, Social History, (August 2004)

“A inmigración española en Canadá: unha vision de conxunto”, in Estudios Migratorios,


December 2000, pp. 9-26 (with Antonio Cazorla)

“En la vanguardia del ocio comercializado de masas: la corrida de toros en España, siglos
XVIII y XIX”, Historia social, Fall 2001

“A inmigración española en Canadá: unha vision de conxunto”, in EStudios Migratorios,


December 2000, pp. 9-26 (with Antonio Cazorla)

"Los historiografía contemporánea en Norteamérica", Ayer, 1999

“O Franquismo Vai a Feira: O Regime Franquista as Feiras Mundiais e as Imagens da


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Nacao", Penelope, 1999

"The Spanish Civil War: New Questions for Old?", Peasant Studies, (Summer, 1991), pp.
279-290

"'Charity Properly Understood': Changing Ideas Towards Poor Relief in Nineteenth Century
Spain", Comparative Studies in Society and History, (Janauary, 1991), pp. 36-55

"Autobiografía obrera e historia social", Historia Social, 1990, pp. 141-159

"Observaciones sobre el socialismo en Asturias", Anales de Historia, 1988, pp. 119-138

"Anarchism and Civil War in Spain: a Review Essay", International Labor and Working
Class History, Spring 1985, pp. 77-82

"The Threat to Spanish Democracy" A Historical Perspective on the Military in Politics",


Armed Forces and Society, Summer 1984, pp. 529-544

"Nuevos enfoques sobre la beneficencia en la España del Siglo XIX", Estudia Zamorensia,
1984, pp. 325-336

"A Militancia dos Mineiros: Teoria e Realidade. O Caso dos Mineiros do Carvao das
Asturias", Boletim de Estudos Operarios, July 1984, pp. 1-11

"Spanish Labor Historiography, 1979-1982", International Labor and Working Class History,
Spring 1983, pp. 9-20

"Revolution in Self-Defence: The Radicalization of the Asturian Coal Miners, 1921-1934",


Social History, October 1982, pp. 265-282

"The Social Origins of Labour Militancy in Asturias, 1860-1914", European Studies


Review, April 1982, pp. 167-185

"Una revolución de autodefensa. La radicalización de los mineros asturianos, 1921-1934",


Sistema, January 1982, pp. 103-120

"Los raices sociales del radicalismo obrero en Asturias, 1860-1914", Estudios de Historia
Social, January 1981, pp. 229-240

"Oil Companies and Governments: International Reaction to the Nationalization of the


Petroleum Industry in Spain, 1927-1930", Journal of Contemporary History, October 1980,
pp. 701-720

E. Articles (Not Refereed):


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"En el Feudo del Marqués de Comillas. La Práctica Social de la Hullera Española", in


Cuadernos del Norte, May-June 1982, pp. 82-90

F. Reviews:
In the following journals: American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History,
Labour/Le Travail, Canadian Journal of History, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool),
European Studies Review, European History Quarterly, Canadian Historical Review,
Southern European Society and Politics, Catholic Historical Review, Cuadernos del Norte,
San Jose (California) Mercury, Diario de Noticias (Lisbon)

G. Other:
“Why we shouldn't treat higher education as a commodity”, Globe and Mail (online edition),
November 23, 2004

Consultant, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2000-2006

"Spain", Encyclopedia Britannica, (Chicago, 1994)

Translation of Fernando Basurto, Dialogue Between a Hunter and a Fisher, (Zaragoza, 1539),
(with Thomas V. Cohen and Richard C. Hoffmann), in R. Hoffmann, Fisher's Craft and
Lettered Art, (University of Toronto Press, 1997)

"Spain", Collier's Encyclopedia Yearbook, 1989, 1990 and 1991

"The Socialists and NATO: Bringing Spain Back into Europe", The Nation, December 21,
1985

Manuscript Evaluation
A. Books:
Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, Princeton University Press,
University of Nevada Press, Stanford University Press, Harper Collins, Copp Clark Pitman,
M.E. Sharpe Ltd., Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (University of California at
Santa Barbara), University of Illinois Press

B. Articles:
Journal of Modern History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, International
Review of Social History, Mediterranean Studies, Social History/Histoire sociale, Rethinking
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History: Journal of Theory and Practice

Tenure and Promotion Assessments


Indiana University; University of California at San Diego; Georgia Institute of Technology;
Southern Methodist University; University of Delaware, University of Arizona, Carnegie-
Mellon University, Florida International University, Trent University, Fordham University

Research Project Assessments


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Guggenheim Foundation;
Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva, Ministerio de Cultura (Spain)

Conference Papers/Lectures
“The Bologna Process and International Mobility”, Conference on Transatlantic Academic
Mobility and the Bologna Process, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies,
December 2006

“The Bullfighter Puts On Her Makeup: Gender and the Bullfight in Modern Spain”, Seasons
of Iberia series, Trent University, March 2006

“Teaching European History: the Next Task”, Beijing Forum, Peking University, November
2005

“The Bullfight” Commercial Spectacle and National Nostalgia”, keynote address, Second
Annual York University Symposium on the Modern Mediterranean, Athens, March 2005

“The Bullfighter takes off her make-up: Gender and the Bullfight in Spain”, Institute for the
Study of Spain and Latin America, Tel Aviv University, January 2005

“Internationalizing the University: A Canadian Perspective”, Keynote Address for the


Symposium on Languages and Cultures across the Curriculum, Binghamton University,
November 2004

“La corrida y la historia de España”, 25th Annual Inaugural Lecture, Universidad Nacional de
Educación a Distancia, Valencia, November 2003

"A las cinco de la tarde: la historia social de la corrida de toros en España, 1700-1900",
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, June 2003

“When Spain wasn’t Different: the Beginnings of Tourism Policy in Spain, 1905-1936”,
Annual Meeting, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of
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Georgia, April 2002

“The Co-ordinates of Time and Place: History and the Paradoxes of Globalization”,
Symposium on the Paradoxes of Globalization, Canadian centre for German and European
Studies, York University, March 2002

“”At Five in the Afternoon”: Writing the History of Spanish Bullfighting”, Centre for
European Studies, University of Connecticut, October 2001

“What do the Basques Want?: The Basque Situation in Spain Today”, World Events Forum,
Toronto, February, 2001

“Censorship in 19th-century Spain”, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association,


Boston, January, 2001

“Espartero: del ídolo al olvido”, Symposium on Biography in Spanish History, Universidad


Internacional Menéndez Y Pelayo, Valencia, September, 2000

“Death and Money in the Afternoon: Writing the History of Bullfighting”, University of
Bielefeld (Germany), May 2000

“Espartero: from idol to oblivion”, Annual meeting of the Society for Spanish and
Portuguese Historical Studies, New York, April 2000

“Death and Money in the Afternoon: Writing the History of Bullfighting”, Graduate
Programme in Sociology Workshop, York University, March 2000

"La Historiografía Norteamericana", Sypmosium on "España: la Mirada del Otro",


Universitat de Valencia, June 1998

"Spain Goes to the Fair: Spanish Self-Representation at International Expositions,


1893-1992", Conference on "Discovery, New Frontiers and Expansion in the Luso-Iberian
World", Lisbon, May 1998

"A las cinco de la tarde: la historia social de la corrida de toros en España, 1700-1900",
ISCTE, University of Lisbon, May 1998

Chair, Session on "Making and Breaking Empire: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in the
Spanish Imperial Order, 1833-1898", Annual Meeting of the American Historical
Association, Seattle, Jan. 1998

"'At Five in the Afternoon': An Overview of the Social History of Bullfighting", Shelby
Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University, Dec. 5, 1997
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"Francoism Goes to the Fair: the Franco Regime, World's Fairs and Visions of the Nation",
Symposium on Spanish Nationalism, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, October 1996

"The Gender of Bullfighters: Women and the Corrida in 19th-Century Spain", Annual
Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of Arizona,
April 1996

"Consuming Leisure: the Professional Bullfight in Spain: 1750-1880", Conference on


Consumption in the Ibero-American World, University of Delaware, April 1996

"Politics in the Afternoon: Bullfighting, Power and Nation in Spain, 1789-1921", Annual
Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, January 1995

"Spain in the Modern History of Europe: The Peculiarities of the Historians", University of
Wisconsin at Madison, October 1994

"Consuming Leisure: The Bullfight as a Form of Consumption in 18th and 19th-Century


Spain", International Congress of Latin American Studies, Stockholm, July 1994

"'I Never Been to Spain': Spain in the Modern History of Europe", Prince of Asturias
Roundtable, Tufts University, May, 1994

"Pioneering Commercialized Leisure: Bullfighting in 18th and 19th Century Spain", Huron
College, University of Western Ontario, January 1994 and University of Toronto, November
1993

"Politics in the Afternoon: Bullfighting, Power and Nation in Spain, 1789-1898", Iberian
Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, December 1993

"Doña Leonor's Divorce: Defining Gender in Early 19th Century Spain", International
Conference on the History of Marriage and the Family, Carleton University, Ottawa, May
199
"The Spanish Civil War: New Questions for Old?", Conference of the Society for Spanish
and Portuguese Historical Studies, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 1992

"El federalismo español visto desde Canadá", Ciclo sobre la transición española, Universidad
de Oviedo, May 1991

"Pioneering Spectator Sport or Just a Lot of Bull? First Thoughts on the Social History of
Bullfighting in Spain", Seminar on Anthropology and History, York University, May 1991

"A Community Divided: The Social Development of the Asturian Coalfields to 1934",
International Mining History Conference, Bochum, West Germany, September 1989
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"La Historia Social de la España Contemporánea: una Visión Global", Universidad de


Salamanca, June 1989

"The Bourgeois Experience of Revolution: Fraser Lawton and Barcelona Traction During the
Spanish Civil War", Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical
Studies, Nashville, April 1988

"El Socialismo en Asturias hasta la Guerra Civil", Ciclo sobre el Socialismo en las regiones
de España, Fundación Pablo Iglesias, Madrid, October 1987

"The Spanish Transition to Democracy and its Implucations for Latin America", Canadian
Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Windsor, October 1987

"The Popular Front in Asturias", Conference on the Spanish Civil War, Center for European
Studies, Harvard University, November 1986

"The Spanish Experience", Fifty Years of the Popular Front: A Symposium, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, November 1985

"El Sindicalismo Católico", Simposio sobre la Revolución Asturiana de 1934", Oviedo,


October 1984

"Morality, Discipline and Social Control: In the Fief of the Marquis of Comillas",
Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Bloomington,
April 1984

"Asturias and the Revolution of October 1934", Conference of the Society for Spanish and
Portuguese Historical Studies, Boston, April 1983

"The Military in Contemporary Spain", Symposium on the Military in Spain and Portugal
Under Democracy, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, January 1983

Service

A. Department and Graduate Programme:


Member, Graduate Programme in History Executive Committee, 2005-
Member, Modern China CLA Search Committee, 2004
Member, Affirmative Action Working Group, 2003
Chair, Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair Search, 2002-2003
Member, Modern Greece Search Committee, 2001-2002
Chair, Latin America Search Committee, 2000-2001
Chair of the Department, 1994-2000
Member, Graduate Programme Executive Committee, 1994-2000
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Member, Chinese History Search Committee, 1993


Chair, US History Search Committee, 1992-1993
Chair, Quebec History Search Committee, 1992
Director of Undergraduate Programme, 1991-1993
Member (ex-oficio), Curriculum Committee, 1991-1993
Member (ex-oficio), Executive Committee, 1991-1993
Member, US History Search Committee, 1991
Chair, Curriculum Committee, 1989-1990
Member, German History Search Committee, 1988-1989
Member, Graduate Programme Executive Committee, 1989-1991

B. University Level:
Associate Vice-President International, 2002-2005
Member, Vice-President for Research and Innovation’s Working Group on International
Research, 2002-
Interim Associate Director, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, 2000-2001
Co-ordinator, Interdisciplinary Programme in European Studies, 2000-2001
Member, Senate of York University, 1994-2000, 2003-2006
Member, President’s Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Vice-President: Academic
and Vice President: Research and Innovation, 1999-2000
Member, Dean’s Task Force on Internationalization, 1999-2000
Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, 1998-
Chair, Selection Committee for the Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and
Linguistics, 1996, 1997
Member, Search Committee, Director of the Advising Centre, 1995
Member, Search Committee, Founders College Academic Advisor, 1995
Chair, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1992-1993
Member, Essay Prize Committee, 1992
Interviewer, Steps to Arts Programme, 1991-1995
Member, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1991-1992
Member, Faculty of Arts Petitions Committee, 1990-1991
Member, Graduate Faculty Council, 1989-1991
Network Adviser, 1988-1989

C. Extra-University:
Member, Conference Advisory Board, Association of International Education
Administrators, 2007-
Member, Working Group on South Africa, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of
Ontario, 2007-
Member, Reference Group on Internationalization, Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities of Ontario, 2006-
Member, Advisory Committee, Alcores. Revista de Historia Contemporánea de Castilla y
León, 2005-
Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Institute in Greece, 2003-
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Member, International Advisory Board, Penélope. Revista de Historia y Ciencias Sociais


(Lisbon), 2002-
Member, Quality Assessment Panel, Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board,
Ontario Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities, 2002
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 2000-2003
Member, Editorial Board, Hispania Nova (on-line journal), 1998-2000
President and General Secretary, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies,
1996-1998
Chair, History Panel, Ontario Graduate Scholarships, 1996-1997
Executive Committee, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 1994-1996
Programme Chair, Annual Meeting, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
(SSPHS), 1992-1993
Contributing Editor, American Historical Association Guide to Historical Literature,
1992-1993
Chair, Prize Committee, SSPHS, 1991-1992
Member, Editorial Board, Social History/Histoire sociale, 1991-1994
Member, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Committee, 1989-1991
Member, Advisory Board, Historia Social (Spain), 1988-