Celebrating La Florida: Spanish Origins at the Edge of the World



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Join us for a conversation about the world, the people, the environment, and the cultures encountered by the early explorers of our state.

Celebrating La Florida - sailing shipTHE 1513 VOYAGE OF JUAN PONCE DE LEON

PRESENTED BY: Michael Gannon, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Florida, is author and editor of numerous books including The New History of Florida, Florida: A Short History, and Michael Gannon’s History of Florida in 40 Minutes.

JUAN PONCE DE LEÓN AND THE CALUSA INDIANS: 500 YEARS AGO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

PRESENTED BY: William H. Marquardt is Curator of South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Director of the Randall Research Center. He is coauthor of The Calusa and Their Legacy and The Archaeology of Pineland.

CONQUISTADORS TO COLONIZERS: SPANISH EFFORTS TO SETTLE FLORIDA, 1521-1600

PRESENTED BY: Kathy Deagan is Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology Emerita and the Lockwood Professor of Florida and Caribbean Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She is coauthor of Fort Mose.

PARADISE CHANGED? FLORIDA LANDSCAPES BEFORE 1513

PRESENTED BY: Chris F. Meindl is Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He lead the effort to produce a 2010 update of Nelson. M. Blake’s 1980 classic Land into Water, Water into Land.

THE 500 YEAR LEGACY: SPANISH INFLUENCES ON FLORIDA

PRESENTED BY: Steve Noll, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Florida, is coauthor of Ditch of Dreams, winner of the Florida Historical Society’s 2010 Rembert Patrick Book Award and the Gulf South Historical 2010 Book Award. 

 

For more information, visit www.upf.com/LaFlorida or call 352-846-2000


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