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Florida Conversations – Colonial Florida Digital History: Beyond Primary Resources
March 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. J. Michael Francis introduces a new initiative to build an interactive and dynamic digital archive, one that highlights Florida’s colonial past. Richly illustrated, the talk will outline several of the projects already underway as well as plans for the future.
Dr. Francis is the Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and Professor of History at the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg. He received his PhD in History in 1998 from the University of Cambridge. Between 1997‐2012, Dr. Francis taught at the University of North Florida, where he also served briefly as Chair of the Department of History. His teaching fields include colonial Latin America, Early Florida, Spanish Borderlands, the Pre‐Columbian Americas, and Spanish Paleography.
Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues. RSVP preferred. For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.