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John F. Chuchiak IV, Ph.D.

212 University Hall
Honors College
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri  65897
(417) 836-4852
(417) 836-6370
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JohnChuchiak@missouristate.edu

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Sample Work

 

Recent Work by our Project Team

Reconstruction of Mexico City ca. 1601

 

The project proposes to use historical maps, plans, and descriptions to recreate as accurately as possible the capital city of New Spain in 1601

The Story of Doña Mariana Núñez de Carvajal

 

The project is built around the lived experience of one of the young Jewish women sentenced to death in the Auto de Fe of 1601.

Work Sample:

Mariana Núñez de Carvajal

 

The Penitent: Doña Mariana Núñez de Carvajal Relaxed in Person

at the Auto de Fe of 1601

Primary Source Inquisition Documents

 

Utilizing primary source documents from the Inquisition and other historical archives, the people, events and process involved in the Auto de Fe General of 1601 will come to life for the viewer.

Inquisition Trial Procedures in New Spain

 

The viewer will also learn about the process and procedures of the Inquisition in New Spain by following in real time the daily routine of the Inquisitor Alonso de Peralta

Work Sample:

Don Alonso de Peralta y Robles

 

The Inquisitor: Don Alonso de Peralta, Chief Inquisitor of the Inquisition Tribunal of New Spain (1593-1609).

Historical Reconstruction 

of the Built Environment

 

Based on primary source documentation, maps, plans and descriptions, the project will "re-build" Mexico City as it looked in 1601.

Humanities Content

 

The humanities content of the Auto de Fe of 1601 Project is focused on understanding the historical roots of religious intolerance in order to attain a deeper understanding of religious conflict and intolerance in the present day.

Bibliography and Resources

 

A comprehensive listing of the primary and secondary sources and other resoueces used to date in the Project.