- First Name
- Last Name
- Dodds Pennock
- United Kingdom
- University of Sheffield
- Website URL
- Aztecs, Mesoamerica, indigenous America, Native American history, Atlantic history, human sacrifice, violence, gender, Spanish America, exploration, discovery, encounter, migration, slavery
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
I am a historian specialising in indigenous American, especially Aztec, history and the early modern Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, human sacrifice, migration and cultural exchange.
I am currently working on a project about Native American travellers to Europe in the sixteenth century, inverting the stereotype of Europeans going overseas.
As a passionate advocate of public history, I enjoy working with publishers, media, schools, and anyone else who will have me, to give people more interesting and accurate view of the past.
- Recent Publications
‘In Search of the Real Aztecs’, BBC World Histories, 7 (November 2017), pp. 40-7.
‘The 25 global history books you must read’, BBC World Histories, 10(June/July 2018),pp. 71-8.
‘On The Spot: Caroline Dodds Pennock’, History Today (July 2017), p.112.
Bonds of Blood: Gender, Lifecycle and Sacrifice in Aztec Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, paperback: 2011).
‘Women of Discord: Female Power in Aztec Thought’, The Historical Journal, 61.2 (2018), pp. 275-99.
‘Mass Murder or Religious Homicide? Rethinking Human Sacrifice and Interpersonal Violence in Aztec Culture’, HSR: Historische Sozialforschung/Historical Social Research 37.3 (2012), pp. 276-302.
- Media Coverage
- I have media experience as a writer, consultant and talking head for TV, radio, website, publishers and popular magazines. You can find more information, as well as clips, on my website.
- Country Focus
- Mexico, Atlantic world
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America, Spain
- Expertise by Chronology
- Medieval, Pre-17th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Colonialism, Family, Gender, Public History, Sexuality, Slavery, Women