SAINT AUGUSTINE – Jane Landers, Ph.D., Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and director of Slave Societies Digital Archive at Vanderbilt University, will continue the conversation surrounding this year’s theme on “Cultural Resilience and Contemporary America” with the presentation, “Changing the Narrative of Slavery in Museums and Public History Sites: Adding the Missing Spanish Past.” The event is free and open to the public, beginning at 7 p.m. March 26.
Landers is a member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee for the slave route project, “Resistance, Liberty and Heritage.” Locally, she’s a research associate for the Historic St. Augustine Research Institute and has performed extensive research on the archaeological remains of the two Fort Mose structures.
Flagler College’s Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists-in-Residence program brings nationally and internationally-renowned experts to the campus, building on a tradition established when Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon served as an inspiration for stories, a haven for new ideas, a canvas for artistic endeavors, a showcase for new technology and a setting for athletic competitions. In its first decade, nearly 100 scholars and artists have participated in the program. This year’s series was specially created for the 50th anniversary of Flagler College, 1968-2018.
This lecture will conclude the 2018-2019 season.
Sponsors for the series in addition to Flagler College include: Casa Monica Hotel, National Park Service, Florida Humanities Council, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, St. Johns Cultural Council, The Joy McCann Foundation, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Augustine Ponte Vedra Florida’s Historic Coast, Flagler College Bookstore, and Florida Public Archaeology Network.