Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Andrew Laird receives 2022 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for "Humanism and Experience in 16th-century Mexico: The Early Latin Writing of Fray Cristóbal Cabrera."

The project surveys the work of the first known European poet on the American continent, who wrote in Latin. Profoundly influenced by Erasmus of Rotterdam, Cabrera addressed contemporary concerns: his invectives against the corruption of the Spaniards in the Indies anticipated the stance that would be adopted later in the 1540s by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas.