Hugh Cagle portrait
  • Director of International Studies, College Of Humanities
  • 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. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: 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. 2019 - 2019
  • History of Science Society. Committee on Meetings and Programs. Committee Member. History of Science Society. 2018 - present
  • Entity: 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. 2016 - 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. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: 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. 2014 - 2015
  • Entity: Rutgers University. Conference Organizer. For a conference on "The Individual in Global History," held in honor of the life and scholarship of Michael Adas. 2014 - 2015
  • Entity: 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. 2013 - 2014
  • Entity: 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. 2012 - 2018
  • Entity: 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. 2011 - 2015

Internal Service

  • College of Humanities Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 2020 - 2021. service.
  • TFR Ad Hoc Committee for Smoak. Department of History. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Executive Committee. Department of History. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Graduate Committee. Department of History. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Executive Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. College of Humanities. Committee Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • International Studies. Director, 2017 - present. service.
  • O. Meredith Wilson Lecture Committee. 2014 - 2015. service.

Honors & Awards

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

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