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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.

Location information - All lectures below will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at 7 p.m.

2015 - 2016 Schedule


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

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

Previous Ideas & Images Events

  • 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 Newsom, 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

  • Spring 2015


    January 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

    "Science and Serendipity:  Discoveries at the Menendez Encampment Site” - Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator Emerita, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    Campus Location: Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, Flagler College

    January 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

    "St. Augustine’s 450th:  History and Commemoration in America’s Oldest City” - Dr. J. Michael Francis, Professor of History and Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg       

    Campus Location: Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, Flagler College 

    January-February 2015

    “Re-Riding History:  From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay” – The curatorial art project that emphasizes oral traditions will retrace the imprisonment of 72 Indians who were captured at Salt Fork, Oklahoma, and brought to St. Augustine, Florida, from 1875-1878.

    Campus Location: Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla Street, Flagler College

    March 9, 2015, 4 p.m.

    Carter Quina Carter Quina, AIA, Quina-Grundhoefer Architects of Pensacola will discuss, “Spanish Colonial Architecture of Old Havana.” Mr. Quina, is an award winning architect and principle of the firm Quina Grundhoefer Architects in Pensacola, Florida. Prior to 1984, he spent five years in the New York area honing his skills and expanding his knowledge of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.
    Campus Location: Flagler Room, Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King Street, Flagler College

    April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

    “When Good Climate Goes Bad:  Climate Change and Opportunities for Florida History” – Dr. Sherry Johnson, Professor of History, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

    Campus Location: Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, Flagler College

  • Fall 2014


    September 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

    “The Devil is in(to) the Details:  Confessions and Timucuan Education” - Dr. Timothy J. Johnson, Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion, Flagler College and
    “Shadow Authors: The Texts of the Earliest Indigenous Florida Writers” - Dr. George Aaron Broadwell, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany-SUNY

    Campus Location: Flagler Room, Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King Street, Flagler College

    October 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

    "New Discoveries on St. Augustine’s Early Black History and Its Connections to Cuba" - Dr. Jane L. Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Director, Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies, Vanderbilt University

    Campus Location: Flagler Room, Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King Street, Flagler College

    November 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

    “Rebels and Runaways:  African-Americans in St. Augustine during the Civil War” - Dr. Larry Rivers, Professor of History, Valdosta State University, and former President, Fort Valley State University

    Campus Location: Flagler Room, Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King Street, Flagler College


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