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Spring 2012

Florida at the Crossroads: Five Hundred Years of Encounters, Conflicts, and Exchanges

A public conference commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the landing of Juan Ponce de León on Florida shores

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2012



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Friday  February 10, 2012:

1. The Curious Case of the Conflicting Accounts of the Sack of St. Augustine in 1668 by Amy T. Bushnell, Brown University

2. Early Florida Cartography by Susan Danforth, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

3. Modern by Tradition: Innovations within Seminole Material Culture by Andrew Frank, Florida State University

4. Spanish Women in St. Augustine, 1565-1763 by Yolanda Gamboa, Florida Atlantic University


Saturday  Friday 11, 2012:

1. Golden Age Theater and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz by Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

2. Food and Culture in Florida by Andrew Huse, University of South Florida, Tampa

3. National Trends in History Education: How Do Miami-Dade Public Schools Compare? by Robert C. Brazofsky, Miami-Dade Public Schools

‌Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities