Byron Hamann

Byron Hamann

Byron Hamann

Associate Professor, Department of History of Art


5046 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

My research is focused on the art and writing of prehispanic Mesoamerica, as well as on the connections linking the Americas and Europe in the early modern transatlantic world. Theoretically, my work explores the histories of globalizations, commodity circulation, landscape interpretation, the nature of writing, methods of archival research, processes of religious conflict and toleration in sixteenth-century Christian-Muslim and Christian-Native American contexts, and the legacies of the antique Mediterranean in early modern Latin America. Likes: Sarah Waters, Alfred Gell, Michael Camille, Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Marshall Sahlins, Frances Yates, Edward Said, Sally Binford, Carlo Ginzburg, Eamon Duffy, William Cronon, Jean Comaroff, Mary Douglas.


  • Prehispanic Mesoamerica, Colonial Latin America, and Early Modern Iberia