THE FREEDOM TO TEACH: CONFRONTING COMPLEX THEMES IN CONTESTED SPACES
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September 28-October 1, 2023
St. Augustine, Florida
Registration closes on Tuesday, September 12 at 5 pm
“The Freedom to Teach: Confronting Complex Themes in Contested Spaces” is a non-partisan conference that seeks to bring history and civics educators from a variety of different backgrounds (including but not limited to higher education, K-12 public education, libraries, museums, administrative, and college students) to share their perspectives on and experiences with teaching difficult topics. The event’s objective is to build bridges between these different constituencies, share best practices, outline common tasks, and develop solutions to teaching complicated themes that are based on our shared educational mission. Those common values are based on the values of a liberal arts education and the related pursuit of academic truth, whose mission transcends political boundaries.
Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.
New York Times best-selling author of Don’t Know Much About History.
Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies, Assistant Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Dr. Ellis will represent the American Historical Association on the Concluding Roundtable panel.
Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Chicago.
Tammie Fields is the weekday evening co-anchor at Spectrum News 13 in Orlando and president of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists. She will be in conversation with R. Derek Black, whose story is told in Rising Out of Hate: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. Black is an alumnus of New College of Florida and a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Chicago.
William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy.
Flagler College, a private institution grounded in the Liberal Arts, is located in scenic St. Augustine, the “Nation’s Oldest City,” and forty miles south of the Jacksonville International Airport via I-95. Within downtown St. Augustine, there are a number of local accommodations within walking distance of the College.
For more information on the event, please contact Dr. J. Michael Butler, Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College.
Walking Distance to Campus
- Augustine Florida Hotels | Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection (marriott.com)
- DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District - Guest Reservations
- Best Western Bayfront Inn | Hotel Rooms
- Hampton Inn St. Augustine-Historic District - Guest Reservations
- Best Western Historical Inn in St Augustine, FL - ReservationCounter.com
On the Beach 10 min travel time
- Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach in St Augustine, FL - ReservationCounter.com
- Best Western St. Augustine Beach Inn in St Augustine, FL - ReservationCounter.com
- Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach in St Augustine, FL - ReservationCounter.com
- Hotels in St. Augustine, FL | Courtyard St. Augustine Beach (marriott.com)
Funding for this program was provided through a sponsorship from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed at this conference do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.