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    • Dr. Susan Parker holding her book in front of a bookcase full of books.

      St. Augustine historian Susan Parker receives HSARI award

      Oct 5
      Local group Historic St. Augustine Research Institute (HSARI) recently awarded their annual William L. Proctor award of $1,000 to Dr. Susan Parker for her work “Oldest City: the History of Saint Augustine” (St. Augustine Historical Society, 2019) for its engaging fundamental survey work on St. Augustine’s story. HSARI hosts this juried award competition for writing focused in the areas of history, archaeology and historic architecture related to St. Augustine.
    • Ponce kitchen renovation photo of main entrance to serving area.

      Community Open House puts historic Dining Room at front and center

      Dec 3
      On Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Flagler College is hosting a Community Open House to view the renovated serving and kitchen area in the Historic Ponce de Leon Dining Room, updates that were completed this summer. This event is free and open to the public.
    • Tim Johnson headshot

      Flagler professor discovers unknown Spanish-Timucua book while on sabbatical

      Nov 15
      Timothy J. Johnson, Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler College, recently discovered a Spanish-Timucua book by the Franciscan Friar Francisco Pareja. The book, previously unknown to scholars, was published in Mexico in 1628.
    • Dr. Keys at a podium looking to her left at her presentation slide which is currently showing the state of Florida.

      Professor presents on Florida’s coastal risk and sea level rise

      Jun 21
      On June 14, Dr. Leslee Keys, assistant professor and director of historic preservation and special initiatives, presented at the 2019 Post-Legislative Conference with the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida (PAAF).
    • Rotunda in Ponce Hall.

      Flagler College to offer more tours during summer

      May 3
      Tours of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, a national historic landmark now home to Flagler College, will kick-off its summer schedule by running tours on the hour starting Monday, May 7 through Sunday, August 12. Tours will be canceled Thursday, May 17 for the annual Power of the Purse event at Flagler College.
    • Outline sketch of the Castillo de San Marcos with a blue water line dividing it in half.

      "Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine" Conference Announced

      Apr 19
      The Newport Restoration Foundation, together with Flagler College, the University of Florida, and the City of St. Augustine, is pleased to announce that the third Keeping History Above Water™ conference will take place May 5-8, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The international gathering of preservation, urban planning, economic development, cultural heritage, and climate science experts will address the impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise, on communities throughout the world.
    • St. George Street looking north by Emmett Fritz (From the St. Augustine Art Association Permanent Collection)

      Flagler student curates local art exhibit on famous painter

      Oct 27
      This October marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of St. Augustine’s most beloved “plein air” painters, Emmett Fritz.
    • Rhinoceros by Kelly Enright book cover.

      Flagler professor offers expertise on rhinos on BBC radio program

      Oct 24
      Flagler professor Dr. Kelly Enright was recently featured on a BBC Radio program that explored the history of the relationship between man and the water-loving rhinoceros.
    • A picture of Robert Riggs

      Ideas & Images presentation to focus on history of Middle East tensions, impact of 1916 World War I agreement

      Oct 17
      On Nov. 9, Dr. Robert Riggs, associate professor and chair in Religion and Politics at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, will discuss the early foundations of Middle East political tensions by focusing on the competing claims of Jewish, Arab and Turkish nationalists. His presentation, titled "Nationalism, Sectarianism, and Identity Politics in the Middle East: Reconsidering the Legacy of the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916,” is part of Flagler College’s Ideas & Images series.
    • Collection Curators costume event

      Fashion of Hotel Ponce de Leon to be on display Oct. 7

      Sep 26
      The public will have an opportunity to step back in time to view the fashion of Hotel Ponce de Leon guests, on Saturday, Oct. 7, when Flagler College – formerly the luxury hotel – shares its archives in the Flagler Room, once known as the Women’s Grand Parlor Room. The event is free and open to the public and will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • A picture of James Delgado

      Maritime archaeologist to discuss 19th-century shipwrecks found in Gulf of Mexico

      Sep 22
      Maritime archaeologist Dr. James Delgado will reveal the secrets of three underwater shipwrecks discovered in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Oct.10, as part of Flagler College’s Ideas & Images series. His presentation is titled “Sunk by a Hurricane:  The Discovery and Exploration of Three Deepwater Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico” and will be held in Lewis Auditorium from 7 p.m.
    • A picture of Michael Butler

      Flagler professor a featured author at Florida Heritage Book Festival

      Sep 19
      Dr. J. Michael Butler, Flagler College’s scholar on race relations in the South, will be a featured author at this year’s Florida Heritage Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23. The event, free and open to the public, will be held at Flagler College on Saturday, Sept. 23.
    • A picture of the Flagler College Rotunda inside.

      Southern Living magazine lists Flagler College as one of most beautiful colleges in South

      Aug 23
      For the second time in a week, Flagler College has been named to a prominent magazine’s list of most beautiful colleges — this time in Southern Living. Last week, Cosmopolitan Magazine released its list of “30 of the Most Beautiful College Campuses in the World,” and top on the list was Flagler College.
    • A picture of Helmut Flachenecker.

      Ideas and Images series to kick off with talk on impact of World War I on St. Augustine

      Aug 21
      Flagler College will kick-off its series Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists-in-Residence with a talk on “The Impact of the Great War on St. Augustine: America’s European City” on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
    • Study Abroad in Russia: Exploring a tumultuous past during revolution's centennial

      Aug 14
      This summer Flagler College students had the unique opportunity to study the 100-year anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, in which the imperial government of Russia was overthrown, when they visited St. Petersburg and Moscow.
    • A picture of Leslee Keys.

      Dr. Leslee Keys joins international preservation board

      Jul 14
      Flagler College has joined the international arena of historic preservation. Dr. Leslee F. Keys, the college’s assistant professor of History and director of Historic Preservation and Special Initiatives, has been elected to the 21-member Board of Trustees of the United States chapter of the International Commission on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS).  She is the member representing Florida, and one of four newly-elected trustees.
    • Study Abroad in Vietnam: Lessons in war, tragedy and resilience

      Jul 12
      This summer as part of Dr. Michael Butler’s course “The American War: The Struggle for Independence in Vietnam,” Flagler College students visited the places and listened to the voices in Vietnam that they read about in course texts — those that shaped the narrative of the Vietnam War through the eyes of the Vietnamese.
    • Flagler College on Burt Wolf's show

      Flagler College featured in popular travel show on PBS

      Jul 6
      Flagler College is being featured across the country in travel journalist Burt Wolf’s “Travels and Traditions,” which is airing on PBS affiliates.
    • Flagler College recognized with two historic preservation awards

      May 22
      Flagler College received two awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at its 39th annual conference in St. Petersburg on May 19.
    • Digital archive project.

      Flagler College makes public old photographs, catalogs on new digital archive site

      May 9
      More than 1,000 archival items, from yearbooks and college catalogs to historic and college photographs are now available to the public, thanks to a new digital archives project by the college’s Archives Specialist Jolene DuBray. These relics of the past — formerly viewable only during in-person visits — became available online May 5, during Alumni Weekend, when DuBray launched the project.
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