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Tibesar Lecture and Colloquium on Culture and Religion in La Florida

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

The Flagler College Ideas & Images series offers lectures and readings from a variety of renowned scholars, artists, and authors. Lectures are free and open to the public. The program detailed here will be promoted as part of the Ideas & Images Series.



Friday Evening (October 26, 2018)

7:00PM Exploring the Franciscan Legacy in Spanish Florida: Historical and Archaeological Evidence

John Worth, University of West Florida, Archeology

Saturday Morning (October 27, 2018)

9:00AM Are They Christians? Timucuans, Theology, and the Necessity of the Sacraments

Timothy J. Johnson, Flagler College, Religion


9:45AM Additions, Corrections, and Deletions: A Comparison of the 1612 and 1627 Spanish-Timucuan Catechisms

Lisa Noetzel, College of Coastal Georgia, Spanish


10:30AM – 11:00AM Coffee Break


11:00AM Timucua Christian Texts on Idolatry

George Aaron Broadwell, University of Florida, Anthropology


11:45AM  Manufacturing Sin: The Inquisition in Cuba and Florida between 1604 and 1614

Leonardo Falcon,  Florida International University, History


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break


Saturday Afternoon 

2:00PM Asymmetries of Power: Timucua-Apalachee Relations in the early 18th Century

Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California-Riverside, History


2:45PM Yamasee Missions in Saint Augustine

Denise Bossy, University of North Florida, History


3:30PM Coffee Break


4:00PM  Geronimo de Oré’s Relación de la Florida

Noble David Cook, Florida International University, History


4:45PM  Florida through European Eyes: Theodor de Bry and the Tradition of Grand Voyages

Helmut Flachenecker, University of Würzburg


Saturday Evening 

6:00PM Dinner Banquet in the Solarium Entertainment by the Raresong Ensemble Selections from Tribute to Saint Francis Program


Sunday Morning (October 28, 2018)

9:00AM  Before the Churches: Pre-Contact Mocama/Timucua Culture and Religion

Keith Ashley, University of North Florida, Archeology

Robert Thunen, University of North Florida, Anthropology


9:45AM  America’s First Parish Church: Nuestra Signora de los Remedios Yesterday and Today

Kathleen Deagan, University of Florida, Archeology

Carl Halbirt, HSARI Associate, Archeology


10:30AM  America’s First Mission Church? Mission Santa Catalina de Guale Yesterday and Today

David Hurst Thomas, American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology


11:30AM  Concluding Remarks


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