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Flagler College presents “Landscapes and Language,” a conference on the Franciscan Order

Mar 14, 2023

Flagler College is excited to host a Conference on the Franciscan Order and the Spanish Borderlands. This is the fourth international conference that Flagler and The Academy of American Franciscan History have hosted together

Scholars from Germany and Spain will join with those from across the United States to cover issues related to topics such as archeology, geography, history, linguistics, and religion. This year’s conference theme is “Landscapes and Language: Exploring the Cultural Contours of La Florida and Beyond.”

The conference is free and open to the public, but the space is limited. The events will be held March 24-26. 


Conference Schedule

Friday, March 24

Tibesar Keynote Lecture

: 7 p.m.
Location: Virginia Room
Moderator: Tim Johnson

Franciscan Affects and Landscapes of Loss in Sixteenth-Century Mexico”
Jennifer Scheper Hughes | University of California-Riverside

Post-Keynote Reception

Time: 8 p.m. (Following Keynote Lecture)
Location: Solarium

Exclusive to registered conference participants

Saturday, March 25

Session One Presentations

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Virginia Room
Moderator: Nicholas Miller

The Spiritual Landscape of 16th Century Mexico City: Franciscan & Indigenous Collaboration in the Uppsala Map (c. 1540)
Jennifer R. Saracino | University of Arizona

Mission and Kivas – a Cultural Landscape as Symbol of Coexisting of Old and New Religious Cultures?
Helmut Flachenecker | University of Wuerzburg (Germany)

Session Two Presentations

Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Virginia Room
Moderator: John Young

Mother Luisa de la Ascensión and the Missionaries
Jane D. Tar | University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul)

Sor Maria’s Intellectual Reach: A Circumoceanic View
Anna Nogar | University of New Mexico

Eros, Ministry, and Motherhood: The Gendered Landscape of Franciscan Evangelization
Timothy J. Johnson | Flagler College

Tibesar Keynote Lecture

Time: 11:45 a.m.
Virginia Room

The Tears in My Eyes do not Allow Me to Speak: A Maya Performance of the Pass
Mark Christensen | Brigham Young University

Session Three Presentations

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Virginia Room
Moderator: Mimi Ensley

Unearthing Mocama Landscapes, Writing Mocama History
Keith Ashley & Denise I. Bossy | University of North Florida

Who (or what) is Utina? Understanding Timucua Names and Titles
George Aaron Broadwell | University of Florida & Alejandra Dubcovsky | University of California-Riverside

The Corrections: Pareja’s 1614 Arte
Doug Henning | University of North Florida & Seth Katenkamp | University of Florida

Session Four Presentations

Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Virginia Room
Moderator: Craig Woelfel

“Learned” Friars who Rejected Study? Learning and Education among the First Generations of Franciscans in the Americas
Francisco Javier Rojo-Alique | Instituto Teológico de Murcia OFM

The Timucua as Implied Audience in Fr. Gregorio de Movilla’s
Explicacion de la Doctrina, 1635

Viviana Díaz Balsera | University of Miami

Locating the Epic: Translating Genre in Alonso Gregorio de Escobedo's La Florida
Thomas Hallock | University of South Florida


Sunday, March 26

Session One Presentations

Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Mission Nombre de Dios
Moderator: Jessica Jenkins

The First Franciscan Convent in the Americas
Carlos Clemente | Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

Fish, Fowl, and Fruit: Foodways and Subsistence Interactions Associated with the Franciscan Mission System in North Florida.
Lee Newsom | Flagler College/ Pennsylvania State – University Park

Race, Grace, and Place: Contested Landscapes at Fort Mose
Lori Lee | Flagler College

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