Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 3:30 AM
Building: Hebert Hall in Room 125D
Location: uptown campus
Jane Landers, a prominent historian of the Colonial South, Colonial Latin America, and the Atlantic World at Vanderbilt University, will conduct a seminar for students and faculty on The Atlantic Travels of Francisco Menéndez and his Free Black Subjects. Seminar attendees are asked to read the essay before the event.
Jane Landers is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History. She is the author of Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions, which won the Rembert Patrick Book Award and received an honorary mention for the 2011 Bolton Johnson Prize for the best English-language book on any aspect of Latin American History. She has also authored Black Society in Spanish Florida (Urbana, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005) which won the Frances B. Simkins Prize for Distinguished First Book in Southern History and was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.
Landers received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for her project, "African Kingdoms, Black Republics and Free Black Towns across the Iberian Atlantic" and was one of 175 scholars appointed "on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise" from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants. Landers also received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for 2013-14. The award will help fund the project: "African Kingdoms, Black Republics and Free Black Towns in the Iberian Atlantic."
Sponsored by: History Department, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduates
Tickets: Not required
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