Hugh Cagle portrait
  • Director of International Studies, College Of Humanities
  • Assistant Professor, History
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Associate Professor, History
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Professional Service

  • History of Science Society. Chair. “Mastering Natural Knowledge in the Portuguese Empire: Transforming Bodies, Exploring Nature, Governing Space.” Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society. Utrecht, The Netherlands. 07/2019 - 07/2019
  • University of Utah, International Studies Program. Convener. “Health, Medicine, and the Environment.” A lecture series organized on behalf of the International Studies program of the University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. 02/2019 - 04/2019
  • History of Science Society. Committee on Meetings and Programs. Committee Member. History of Science Society. 09/2018 - present
  • American Historical Association. Chair. Roundtable titled “It’s Not about That: Revisiting Thematic Fields in the History of Science.” 130th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. Atlanta, GA. 01/2016 - 01/2016
  • Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Chair. “Colonial Hybrids II: Indigenous Beliefs and Early Modern Medicine.” For the 46th Annual Conference. The Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. 03/2015 - 03/2015
  • Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Panel Organizer for the History of Science Section. Panel: Anatomies of Empire: Science and the Body in the Iberian Atlantic. 09/2014 - 03/2015
  • Rutgers University. Conference Organizer. For a conference on "The Individual in Global History," held in honor of the life and scholarship of Michael Adas. 05/2014 - 05/2015
  • African Studies Association of the UK. Panel Organizer for the Lusophone Africa Stream. Panel: Decolonizing the Body? Medicine and Health in Lusophone Africa, 1480-1900 . 09/2013 - 09/2014
  • Scholarly journals. I review essays for a number of scholarly journals both in the US and abroad. Currently these include History of Science, Social History of Medicine, Journal of Social History, Asiatische Studien / Etudes Asiatiques; Manguinhos: História, Ciência, Saúde. 08/2012 - 02/2018
  • Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies. Guest Editor with Iona McCleery. “Science, Medicine, and Health in Portugal and Its Early Empire, 1350-1550.” Special issue of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies. 10/2011 - 06/2015

Internal Service

  • Executive Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 06/2020. College service.
  • Graduate Committee. Department of History. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 06/2020. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Department of History. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 06/2020. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 06/2020. College service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 06/2020. College service.
  • TFR Ad Hoc Committee for Smoak. Department of History. Committee Member, 08/2019 - 05/2020. Department service.
  • International Studies. Director, 07/2017 - present. College service.
  • O. Meredith Wilson Lecture Committee. 08/2014 - 05/2015. Department service.

Outreach

  • "Into the Tropics: Science, Medicine, and the Origins of the Global Drugs Trade." An invited presentation provided to Salt Lake Oasis, a local organization committed to secular, non-ideological community building. 02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018
  • "Futures in History." A film production on the contemporary value of a history degree (major, minor, teaching major, and teaching minor) for University of Utah undergraduates. 05/2016 - 09/2016

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Leo Gershoy Award for the best book in early modern European history. American Historical Association, 11/2019
  • “Rising Star in the Humanities” award from the College of Humanities. University of Utah, 09/2018
  • University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship. 09/2015
  • Brazilian Studies Research Grant. 09/2014
  • University Research Council Faculty Fellow Award. 09/2013
  • Great Ideas in the Humanities Grant. 09/2013
  • Harvard University International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World. 06/2012
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. 04/2012
  • University of Texas-Austin and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship. 06/2011
  • Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. 09/2010

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