Dr Julia McClure

  • Lecturer in Late Medieval/Early Modern Global History (History)

Research interests

I am an early-modern global historian of the Spanish Empire, specialising in the history of poverty and charity. My work explores the historical construction of poverty as a global project in the early modern period. I examine the ways in which poverty is constructed socially, culturally, legally, and economically, for different projects of state and empire formation. My current book project, Empire of Poverty: The Moral Economy of the Spanish Empire, explores how concepts and institutions of poverty were central to the legitimation, governance, and business of empire.

I have broad interests in the role of law, institutions and cultural practices in shaping patterns of global inequality. I am particularly interested in the socio-economic rights of the poor and the legal history of property and subsistence rights.

I founded the poverty research network which is an inter-disciplinary and international collaboration which aims to deepen our understanding of the historically constructed nature of poverty as a way of offering new insights into how poverty is caused and addressed today. I was the P.I. of an international AHRC/GCRF project, ‘Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty’. During this project I held workshops in Brazil, Bangladesh, Mexico, Slovenia, and Senegal to investigate the intersection between local conceptions and experiences of poverty in relation to global narratives of development. I organised an exhibition based upon newly commissioned films that challenged stigmatising representations of poverty. I am interesting in exploring new ways in which the arts and humanities can contribute to understandings of poverty and finding new solutions.

Before working at the University of Glasgow, I was a lecturer at the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and held postdoctoral fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard.


Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2020

McClure, J. and Hitchcock, D. (Eds.) (2020) Routledge History of Poverty, 1450 - 1800. Routledge. ISBN 9781138555006 (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2020) Poverty and empires. In: McClure, J. and Hitchcock, D. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, 1450 - 1800. Routledge. ISBN 9781138555006 (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2020) The darker side of rights in global intellectual history: an ambivalent case of Franciscan poverty. In: Mäkinen, V. (ed.) Rights at the Margins. Brill. (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2020) An [in]hospitable world. In: Koskenniemi, M. and Brett, A. (eds.) History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

2019

McClure, J. (2019) Worlds within worlds: the institutional locations of global connections in early modern Seville. Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2019) The globalisation of Franciscan poverty. Journal of World History, 30(3), pp. 335-362. (doi:10.1353/jwh.2019.0062)

McClure, J. (2019) To Sin No more, Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683–1830. By Rex Galindo. Redwood City, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017. 348 pp. $65 cloth. Church History, 88(2), pp. 522-524. (doi:10.1017/S0009640719001495) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, 33(2), pp. 222-238. (doi:10.1111/rest.12391)

McClure, J. (2019) Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire. By Sarah E Owens. Albuquerque: New Mexico Press, 2017. Americas, 76(1), pp. 162-163. (doi:10.1017/tam.2018.103) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) Translating Franciscan poverty in colonial Latin America. In: Mander, J., Midgley, D. and Beaule, C. (eds.) Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America. Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780367353100

McClure, J. , Chowdhury, A., Easterby-Smith, S., Ferreras, N., Gueye, O., Priyadarshini, M., Serels, S. and Vos, J. (2019) Inequality and the future of global history: A round table discussion. Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, 3(1), pp. 53-81. (doi:10.26443/jiows.v3i1.58)

2018

McClure, J. (2018) Americas since Columbus - Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America Since Columbus. Edited by Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman L. Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Americas, 75(4), pp. 776-777. (doi:10.1017/tam.2018.63) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2018) Introduction, Empires of Charity Special Edition. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 123-129. (doi:10.1515/ngs-2018-0025)

McClure, J. (2018) The charitable bonds of the Spanish Empire: the Casa de Contratación as an institution of charity. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 157-174. (doi:10.1515/ngs-2018-0026)

2017

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi:10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cew431) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

2016

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12305) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12199) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

2015

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi:10.1111/hic3.12280)

McClure, J. (2015) Review: Lynn, Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York, 2014). Reviews in History(1732), (doi:10.14296/RiH/2014/1732) [Book Review]

2013

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

This list was generated on Wed Nov 20 12:06:15 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

McClure, J. (2019) Worlds within worlds: the institutional locations of global connections in early modern Seville. Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2019) The globalisation of Franciscan poverty. Journal of World History, 30(3), pp. 335-362. (doi:10.1353/jwh.2019.0062)

McClure, J. (2019) The Franciscan order: global history from the margins. Renaissance Studies, 33(2), pp. 222-238. (doi:10.1111/rest.12391)

McClure, J. , Chowdhury, A., Easterby-Smith, S., Ferreras, N., Gueye, O., Priyadarshini, M., Serels, S. and Vos, J. (2019) Inequality and the future of global history: A round table discussion. Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, 3(1), pp. 53-81. (doi:10.26443/jiows.v3i1.58)

McClure, J. (2018) Introduction, Empires of Charity Special Edition. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 123-129. (doi:10.1515/ngs-2018-0025)

McClure, J. (2018) The charitable bonds of the Spanish Empire: the Casa de Contratación as an institution of charity. New Global Studies, 12(2), pp. 157-174. (doi:10.1515/ngs-2018-0026)

McClure, J. (2017) Earthrise: the Franciscan story. Medieval History Journal, 20(1), pp. 89-117. (doi:10.1177/0971945816687683)

McClure, J. (2017) Emperor’s new clothes? Using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm. EUI Working Papers: Max Weber Programme,

McClure, J. (2017) Religious exemption and global history before 1300 – closing comments. Medieval Worlds, 6, pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no6_2017s272)

McClure, J. (2015) A new politics of the Middle Ages: a global Middle Ages for a global modernity. History Compass, 13(11), pp. 610-619. (doi:10.1111/hic3.12280)

McClure, J. (2013) Poverty, power, and knowledge: an early entangled history of Hispaniola. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 38(2), pp. 197-219.

Books

McClure, J. (2017) The Franciscan Invention of the New World. Series: The New Middle Ages. Palgrave: Basingstoke. ISBN 9783319430225 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43023-2)

Book Sections

McClure, J. (2020) Poverty and empires. In: McClure, J. and Hitchcock, D. (eds.) Routledge History of Poverty, 1450 - 1800. Routledge. ISBN 9781138555006 (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2020) The darker side of rights in global intellectual history: an ambivalent case of Franciscan poverty. In: Mäkinen, V. (ed.) Rights at the Margins. Brill. (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2020) An [in]hospitable world. In: Koskenniemi, M. and Brett, A. (eds.) History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

McClure, J. (2019) Translating Franciscan poverty in colonial Latin America. In: Mander, J., Midgley, D. and Beaule, C. (eds.) Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America. Series: Routledge studies in the history of the Americas. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780367353100

Book Reviews

McClure, J. (2019) To Sin No more, Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683–1830. By Rex Galindo. Redwood City, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017. 348 pp. $65 cloth. Church History, 88(2), pp. 522-524. (doi:10.1017/S0009640719001495) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2019) Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire. By Sarah E Owens. Albuquerque: New Mexico Press, 2017. Americas, 76(1), pp. 162-163. (doi:10.1017/tam.2018.103) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2018) Americas since Columbus - Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America Since Columbus. Edited by Mark A. Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman L. Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Americas, 75(4), pp. 776-777. (doi:10.1017/tam.2018.63) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2017) Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, by Jane E. Mangan. English Historical Review, 132(555), pp. 369-371. (doi:10.1093/ehr/cew431) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook. History, 101(348), pp. 759-762. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12305) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail. By Marcus Rediker. History, 101(347), pp. 607-608. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12199) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2016) Review: Jerry Brotton, This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World (Allen Lane, 2016), History Workshop Online. History Workshop Online, 21 Jun. [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2015) Review: Lynn, Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York, 2014). Reviews in History(1732), (doi:10.14296/RiH/2014/1732) [Book Review]

McClure, J. (2013) The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310. By Nelihan Şenocak. History, 98(331), pp. 437-439. (doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12017_8) [Book Review]

Edited Books

McClure, J. and Hitchcock, D. (Eds.) (2020) Routledge History of Poverty, 1450 - 1800. Routledge. ISBN 9781138555006 (Accepted for Publication)

This list was generated on Wed Nov 20 12:06:15 2019 GMT.

Grants

  • 'Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality’ (co. I), GCRF (2018)
  • ‘Resilience in genetic and cultural diversity: supporting sustainable indigenous agricultures in Chiapas, Mexico’ (co. I with Rebecca Harrison and Emma Cardwell (P. I)), GCRF (2018)
  • Poverty Research Network Project, ‘Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty’, AHRC/GCRF, £60,000 (2016)
  • IAS small research grant from the University of Warwick for the poverty research network (2015)
  • EUI Network grant for a Poverty Research Workshop (2014)

Supervision

I welcome applications from potential PhD candidates in any of my main areas of interest: early-modern global history, colonial Latin America, the Iberian World, poverty, charity, inequality, and institutions.


Teaching

I have taught broadly on pre-modern global history and the late medieval and early modern history of the Iberian World and the Spanish Empire. I am the co-designer and convenor of Glasgow’s new pre-honours course ‘Connected Worlds?: An Introduction to Global History’.

Current Undergraduate courses offered at Glasgow:

  • ‘A Global History of Charity: From Begging to Basic Income’
  • ‘Poverty and Charity in the Spanish Empire

Forthcoming PGT course:

  • A Global History of Inequality

Past courses:

  • Special Subject ‘The Forging of the Iberian World’

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