Spring 2012

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

Conference Videos

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome & Introduction

Opening Keynote

"On the Trail of Texts from Early Spanish Florida"
— Raquel Chang-Rodríguez

"On the Trail of Texts from Early Spanish Florida"— Q & A

Panel 1: Encounters and Exchanges:

"Prelude to La Florida: The Material World of Ponce de León and his Contemporaries in America, 1493-1513" — Kathleen Deagan

"The Calusa Indians Amid Latitudes of Controversy: Charting Juan Ponce de León's 1513 Voyage to Florida" — Jerald T. Milanich

“Deserted and of Little Benefit? The La Florida of Explorers and Conquerors, 1500-1600” — Paul E. Hoffman

Panel 1: Encounters & Exchanges — Q & A

Panel 2: Conflicts

“‘A Land Renowned for War’: Florida as a Maritime Marchland: 1565-1715”— Amy T. Bushnell

“The Experience of a Loss: Spain, Florida and the US in the 19th Century”— Carmen de la Guardia Herrero

Roundtable

"Florida History Roundtable" — Amy T. Bushnell, Carmen de la Guardia Herrero, Kathleen Deagan, Paul E. Hoffman, Jerald T. Milanich

"Florida History Roundtable" — Q & A

Keynote Address

"Miami: Still on the Edge?" — Alex Stepick

"Miami: Still on the Edge?" — Q & A

Panel 3: Haven

"Spanish Florida as a Black Sanctuary" — Jane Landers

"The Cuban Transformation of Miami and the Transformation of the Cuban Community in Miami" — Susan Eckstein

"The Haitian Diaspora in Florida" — Michel Laguerre

Panel 3: Haven — Q & A

Panel 4: Transformations

Panel 4: Transformations (Introduction) — Alex Lichtenstein

“Spanish International Cooperation in the Americas and South Florida: Reencounter or Reconquista” — George Yúdice

"Florida: A Regional Culture in the Making" — Raymond Arsenault

"Miami: Mistress of the Americas" — Jan Nijman

Panel 4: Transformations — Q & A

Panel 5: Gateways to the Future

Panel 5: Gateways to the Future (Introduction)
— Eliott Rodríguez

"Florida and Spain: Ironies and Prospects of a Secular Relationship"— Alejandro Portes

"Florida, Media, and Culture" — Alberto Ibargüen

"Florida's Future: Horizons in Health and Education"
— Donna Shalala

"Florida's Future: Horizons in Health and Education" — Q & A

"Hail, God of Seeds!" performance


Photos from the event and podcasts of the Breakout sessions
can be found on the conference media page: http://www.humanities.miami.edu/symposia/florida500/media

 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Welcome and Introduction

Leonidas G. Bachas
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Anne J. Cruz
Acting Director, Center for the Humanities

Viviana Díaz Balsera
Conference Director, Modern Languages and Literatures



"On the Trail of Texts from Early Spanish Florida"

Keynote Speaker: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Distinguished Professor of Spanish, Graduate Center and City College, City University of New York.


"On the Trail of Texts from Early Spanish Florida"
Question & Answer Session

- Raquel Chang-Rodríguez,
Distinguished Professor of Spanish
Graduate Center and City College, City University of New York.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Panel 1: Encounters & Exchanges
Moderator: Traci Ardren, Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Miami

"Prelude to La Florida: The Material World of Ponce de León and his Contemporaries in America, 1493-1513"

- Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator Emerita
Florida Museum of Natural History



"The Calusa Indians Amid Latitudes of Controversy: Charting Juan Ponce de León's 1513 Voyage to Florida"

- Jerald T. Milanich, Curator of Archaeology
Florida Museum of Natural History



“Deserted and of Little Benefit? The La Florida of Explorers and Conquerors, 1500-1600”

- Paul E. Hoffman, Professor of History, Louisiana State University



Panel 1: Encounters & Exchanges - Question & Answer Session

Kathleen Deagan, Jerald T. Milanich, Paul E. Hoffman



Panel 2: Conflicts
Moderator: Robin Bachin, Associate Professor of History, University of Miami

“‘A Land Renowned for War’: Florida as a Maritime Marchland: 1565-1715”

- Amy T. Bushnell, Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Brown University


“The Experience of a Loss: Spain, Florida and the US in the 19th Century”

- Carmen de la Guardia Herrero, Professor of Modern History
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid



Florida History Roundtable

Moderator: Arva Moore Parks, Acting Director and chief curator, Coral Gables Museum

Amy T. Bushnell,Carmen de la Guardia Herrero, Kathleen Deagan,
Paul E. Hoffman
, Jerald T. Milanich




Florida History Roundtable - Question & Answer Session

Amy T. Bushnell,Carmen de la Guardia Herrero, Kathleen Deagan,
Paul E. Hoffman
, Jerald T. Milanich




Miami: Still on the Edge?

Keynote Speaker: Alex Stepick, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Florida International University




Miami: Still on the Edge? - Question & Answer Session

Alex Stepick, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Florida International University.

Saturday, February 11, 2012



Panel 3: Haven
Moderator: Kate Ramsey, Associate Professor of History, University of Miami

“Spanish Florida as a Black Sanctuary”

- Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History
Vanderbilt University




“The Cuban Transformation of Miami and the Transformation of the Cuban Community in Miami”

- Susan Eckstein, Professor of Sociology, Boston University




“The Haitian Diaspora in Florida”

- Michel Laguerre, Professor of Social Anthropology/Afro-American Studies University of California-Berkeley




Panel 3: Haven - Question & Answer Session

Jane Landers, Susan Eckstein, Michel Laguerre




Panel 4: Transformations - Introduction

Moderator: Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History
Indiana University




“Spanish International Cooperation in the Americas and South Florida: Reencounter or Reconquista”

- George Yúdice, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Miami




"Florida: A Regional Culture in the Making"

- Raymond Arsenault, John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History University of South Florida - St. Petersburg




“Miami: Mistress of the Americas”

- Jan Nijman, Professor Emeritus, University of Miami / University of Amsterdam




Panel 4: Transformations - Question & Answer Session
Moderator: Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History, Indiana University

George Yúdice, Raymond Arsenault, Jan Nijman.




Panel 5: Gateways to the Future - Introduction

Moderator: Eliott Rodríguez, anchorman (CBS4 Miami)




“Florida and Spain: Ironies and Prospects of a Secular Relationship”

- Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Miami / Princeton University




“Florida, Media, and Culture”

- Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation




“Florida's Future: Horizons in Health and Education”

- Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami




Panel 5: “Florida's Future: Horizons in Health and Education”— Question & Answer

Moderator: Eliott Rodríguez, anchorman (CBS4 Miami)

Alejandro Portes, Alberto Ibargüen, President Donna Shalala.




“Hail, God of Seeds!”

Joseph Adler, Stage Director, GableStage

Karen Kenndey, Music Director and Pianist, UM Frost Chorale

Music composed by Vicente Chavarría

Singers: John Guarente, Kate Longo, Lucy Meveigh, Alec Schumacker, Jeff Stern

Actors: Todd Allen Durkin, Ethan Henry, Pilar Uribe, Ricky Waugh

Reading of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's "Hail, God of Seeds!" set to period music by Vicente Chavarría.


‌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