Ybeth Merly Arias Cuba

Ybeth Arias Cuba
Image Credit: Ybeth Arias Cuba

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "Representations of Santa Rosa de Santa María in the Catholic World, 1668-1737"

Email ybethar@yahoo.es

042013-05/2013

Research stay at the Departamento de Historia de América II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

03/2013-04/2013

Research stay at the Departamento de Historia Moderna, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Since 2009

Graduate student and fellow of doctoral program in history, El Colegio de México

2009

Master’s program in Gender, Sexuality, and Public Politics, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

2008

Degree in history, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

2008-2009

Research at the Oficina de Asuntos del Mar, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

2005-2007

Editor and author of texts for students and teachers at Asociación Editorial Bruño S.A., Editorial Guevara Espinoza, and Grupo Editorial Norma

2006

Lecturer in Church history at the Instituto Superior de Estudios Teológicos, “Juan XXIII.”

2004-2006

Research assistant and lecturer in universal history, history of vice-royalties, and the methodological study of history, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

2003-2004

Supervision and organization of the Archivo Arzobispal de Lima, Peru

"Representations of Santa Rosa de Santa María in the Catholic World, 1668-1737"


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Óscar Mazín (El Colegio de México)


My research focuses on the dynamics of the cult of Santa Rosa de Lima (or Santa Rosa de Santa María, as she was called during the relevant period) in the Catholic sphere of influence in the Old World. It also takes into account transatlantic and global perspectives of history. The research attempts to go beyond the mere list of printed and artistic works of Rosa in Europe. Instead, Christianity is understood as a global phenomenon, which, during the time of the Spanish monarchy, included the cult of Santa Rosa as an agent of militant Catholicism.

Santa Rosa was beatified by Clement IX on February 12, 1668 in Lima, Peru, and canonized by Clement X on April 12, 1671. Since her beatification, her veneration grew in other Spanish spheres of influence, including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. This is partly evidenced by fact that the author of her first hagiography on European soil was Leonard Hansen, a German Dominican. Writing in Latin, Hansen published his work in 1664, four years before Santa Rosa’s beatification. Besides this, most of the witnesses who attested to her miracles within the context of her beatification were Italian.

The representations of the cult of Santa Rosa are found in writings (sermons, biographies, commemorations, masses, poems, etc.), paintings, and sculptures that tell about the lives of the saints and their virtues. The sources that report on the life Santa Rosa are not limited to the local region or the Spanish monarchy, but refer to the entire Catholic world in which the figure of the saint came to be seen as a symbol of the success of the Spanish Crown in its role of Christianizing the New World.

Monographies

  • (2009) Cuerpo y poder en los monasterios limeños durante la época borbónica: La Encarnación y La Concepción, 1750-1820. Master thesis, Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

Articles

  • (In print) 'La ciudadanía femenina de las Indias. La figura de Santa Rosa de Lima en las ciudades de México y Lima, 1668-1737', in: Memorias del I Simposio de Historia de las mujeres y género, Lima, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

  • (In print) 'En torno a las fiestas de beatificación de la Rosa indiana (1668-1671)', in: Memorias del I Simposio Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores del Barroco Iberoamericano: Identidades Culturales de un Imperio Barroco, Santiago de Compostela, Centro de Estudios de Barroco Iberoamericano (CEIBA).

  • (In print) 'Expresiones del real patronato en las representaciones de Santa Rosa de Santa María en Lima y México, 1668-1737', in: Memorias del Seminario Internacional 'Nuevos campos en la historia las instituciones eclesiásticas y del derecho canónico indiano en el virreinato peruano"', Frankfurt, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.

  • (2013) 'La diferencia sexual como constructor de ciudadanía. Departamento de Trabajo, 1912-1917', Nueva Crónica, no. 2, p. 783-802.

  • (2010) 'Dinámica de las economías monacales de la Lima borbónica: La Encarnación y La Concepción, 1750-1820', in: Carlos Contreras, Cristina Mazzeo and Francisco Quiroz (eds.) Guerra, finanzas y regiones en la historia económica del Perú, Lima, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.

  • (2009) '¿Vínculos sagrados? Los monasterios y las familias de la elite de Lima del siglo XVIII', in: Uku Pacha: Revista de investigaciones históricas, no. 14, p. 83-88.

  • (2008) 'Expresiones femeninas en el interior de los muros monacales', in: La Mestiza, no. 1, p. 43-46.

  • (2007) 'Necesidad de la perspectiva laica en la educación sexual. Reflexiones desde el caso peruano'.

Reseñas

  • (2001)  'El Señorío de Pachacámac. El informe de Rodrigo Cantos de Andrade de 1573'. Author: Maria Rostworowski. In: Diálogos, no. 2, p. 249-251.