Thursday, September 17, 2009

Colonist, Conquistadors, and the Crown

I just found out about this via a Google alert. Alas, quite a bit little late for me to plan on attending. It's certainly the kind of programs that should be encouraged for the upcoming Ponce de Leon (500th) and St. Augustine (450th) founding commemorations.

Colonist, Conquistadors, and the Crown


September 18-19, 2009
Pensacola, FL

In honor of the 450th anniversary of the Luna expedition (1559), Celebrate Pensacola!, the Spain-Florida Foundation, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc., University of West Florida Archaeology Institute and Department of Anthropology, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network are hosting a public symposium in order to educate the public about the role of Pensacola during the 16th century Spanish exploration and colonization of the new world. The symposium will be held on the exact anniversary of the hurricane that destroyed the Luna colony, preventing Pensacola from being the oldest continually occupied city in the United States. Internationally recognized scholars from throughout the United State and Spain will deliver lectures on a variety of topics within the context of 16th century Spanish colonization. This symposium provides a unique opportunity for Pensacola’s residents and visitors to learn from and interact with leading scholars in history and archaeology.

We wish to specially thank these organizations for their generous donations that funded the symposium:

Spain-Florida Foundation

Consul General of Spain, Miami

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 18, 2009 (Gallery Night)

5:00 pm-6:30 pm, Reception, Meet the scholars and purchase signed copies of
Unearthing Pensacola and Colonial Pensacola (T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum)

7:00-8:00 pm, Keynote Address, Dr. Judith A. Bense (Old Christ Church)

Colonist, Conquistadors, and the Crown: Stories of 16-Century Spanish Florida

Old Christ Church, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

9:00- 9:15 Welcome & Introductions

9:15-10:15 Dr. Paul Hoffman, Louisiana State University
Why We Don’t Speak Spanish: Thoughts About The Spanish South to Ca. 1650

10:15-11:15 Dr. Mary Glowacki, State of Florida, Bureau of Archaeological Research
Anhaica Apalache and De Soto’s Winter Encampment: An Unfinished Story

11:15- 12:00 Dr. John Worth, University of West Florida
The Tristán de Luna Expedition in Historical Context

12:00- 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00 Dr. Roger Smith, State of Florida, Bureau of Archaeological Research
The Archaeology of the Emanuel Point I Ship

2:00-3:00 Dr. John Bratten, University of West Florida
The Archaeology of the Emanuel Point II Ship

3:00-3:45 Dr. Kathleen Deagan, University of Florida
After Luna: The Archaeology of the Pedro Menéndez Era in St. Augustine, 1565-1572

3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks

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