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Dr. Jane Landers

Dr. Jane Landers will speak at Flagler College as part of the College's "Ideas and Images" program on April 3.

March 20, 2014

Dr. Jane Landers, a Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University will speak at Flagler College as part of the College's "Ideas and Images" program on April 3.

Landers is an historian of Colonial Latin America and the Atlantic World specializing in the history of Africans and their descendants in those worlds. She is the author several books including “Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions”  which was awarded the Rembert Patrick Book Award and honorary mention for the Conference on Latin American History’s 2011 Bolton Johnson Prize for the best English-language book on any aspect of Latin American History.

Landers’ research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Conference on Latin American History, Vanderbilt University, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, the Historic St. Augustine Research Institute, and the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities.

Landers’ lecture, “Black Society in St. Augustine,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King St., St. Augustine.

"Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program" features an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.

Each event is free and open to the public. Call (904) 819-6282 or visit flagler.edu/our-community for more information.


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