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Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists in Residence

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.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Helmut Flachenecker, Ph.D.

Helmut Flachenecker, Ph.D.
Professor for Regional History
Director of Research Center
University of Würzburg

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
“The Impact of the Great War on St. Augustine:  America’s European City”
Commemorating St. Augustine's Founding

Location: Flagler Room at 7 p.m. 

Dr. James DelgadoDr. James Delgado
Senior Vice President, SEARCH, Inc.
Former Director of Maritime Heritage,
National Marine Sanctuaries Program, NOAA

Thursday, October 10, 2017
“Sunk by a Hurricane:  The Discovery and Exploration of Three Deepwater Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico”
Commemorating Colombus Day

Location: Auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Robert j. Riggs, Ph.D.Robert J. Riggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Religion and Politics, Assistant Professor in Global Development & Peace,
University of Bridgeport

Thursday, November 9, 2017
"Nationalism, Sectarianism, and Identity Politics in the Middle East: Reconsidering the Legacy of the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916”  
Commemorating Veterans Day

Location: Flagler Room at 7 p.m. 

Laurie S. Stoff, Ph.D.

Laurie S. Stoff, Ph.D.
Senior Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett
Faculty Affiliate, Melikian Center
Arizona State University

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
“American Women and the Russian Revolution – Then and Now”

Location: Flagler Room at 7 p.m. 

Andrew NagorskiAndrew Nagorski
Former Senior Editor of Newsweek International and former vice president and director of public policy for the East/West Institute

Thursday, February 15, 2018
“From the Soviet Union to Putin’s Russia:  A Journalist’s Perspective”

Location: Auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Brochure: Ideas & Images 2017-2018

Previous Ideas & Images Events

  • Spring 2017
    Allen White
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Allen White, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Corporate Redesign, Tellus Institute
    Co-Founder, Global Reporting Initiative
    Co-Founder, Director, Corporation 2020
    Boston, MA
    “Business as a Force for Good”
    Brian GoekenThursday, February 9, 2017
    Brian Goeken
    Chief, Technical Preservation Services
    National Park Service
    Washington, D.C.
    “Preserving our Built Heritage in the 21st Century: Addressing Contemporary Challenges”
    Paul SutterWednesday, March 22, 2017
    Paul Sutter, Ph. D.
    2016 Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society
    Professor of History
    University of Colorado – Boulder
    Boulder, Colorado
    “Automobiles, National Parks, and the Origins of Modern Wilderness Advocacy”
  • Fall 2016
    David GuggenheimTuesday, November 15, 2016
    David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D.
    President, Ocean Doctor and
    Director, Cuban Conservancy
    Washington, D.C.
    “A Living Time Machine: Cuba’s Remarkable Ocean Ecosystems and the Hope They Offer Florida and the World”
    Mary Werner DeNadaiTuesday, November 15, 2016
    Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA
    John Milner Architects, Inc.
    Chadds Ford, PA
    “Hemingway in Havana”
  • Summer 2016

    Summer 2016

    July 18-22, 2016

    MMM4  Mangrove & Macrobenthos Meeting

    St. Augustine sits right at the edge of the northern limit of mangroves in Florida with climate change allowing them to expand further and further northward. This is a major topic of research from many mangrove ecologists around the world, include many scientists in Florida.

    Host Site: Flagler College

    Conference Director:  Ilka C. Feller, Ph.D., Insect Ecologist

    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

    Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry

    The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, St. Augustine

    Confirmed Partners:  United States Geological Survey, Florida Atlantic University, Coastal Resources Group

    Dr. Feller and others will make public presentations during the conference as part of the community relations initiative.

    NOTE:  Dates and presentation topics are subject to change

    July 20, 2016

    Dr. Ilka C. (Candy) Feller, scientist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will discuss effects of climate change on St. Augustine flora.

    7 p.m. Flagler Room

  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    “Our Coastal Heritage: Communities Tackling Rising Seas”

    Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D., Senior Climate Scientist, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    “Planning for Resilience to Sea Level Rise in the Matanzas Basin”

    Kathryn Frank, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    “The Importance of the Past in Responding to Climate Change”

    Marcy Rockman, Ph.D., Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Climate Change and Cultural Resources Panel (Title TBD)

    “Weather it Together:  Protecting our Historic Seaport”
    Lisa Craig, Planner, Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis

    “Planning for Cultural Resource Climate Change Impacts”
    Adrienne Burke, J.D., Community Development Director, City of Fernandina Beach, Florida

    “Sea Level Rise and Local Government Responses:  Lessons from the Florida Keys”
    Jason Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Stetson University

  • Fall 2015
    John Englander

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015         

    “Rising Seas: Historical Context and Cultural Impact"

    John Englander, Founder, Rising Seas Group and former CEO, The Cousteau Society

    Newsom Lee Anne

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015    

    "Shifting Baselines: Archaeological Insights into Florida's Biodiversity, Climate Variability, and Sea Level Rise"

    Lee Ann Newsroom, Ph.D., John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow and Associate Professor of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University

    Struan SmithWednesday, November 18, 2015   

    “Climate Change:  A Mid-Ocean Perspective from Bermuda”

    Struan R. (Robbie) Smith, Ph.D., Curator, Natural History Museum, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo



Margaret Domini 

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