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Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists in Residence

Cultural Resilience and Contemporary America:
Impressions from the Past that Inform the Present and Inspire the Future

A Program Created for the 50th Anniversary of Flagler College, 2018-2019

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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.

Fall Semester 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Lewis Auditorium

“1968-2018: Reflections on the Era”

Edith Lederer, Chief Correspondent-United Nations, Associated Press
International Women’s Media Foundation, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Flagler Room

“Florida and Cuba: Five Centuries of Shared History and Culture”

Sherry Johnson, Professor of History, Florida International University
Belkis Quesada Guerra, Specialist in International Relations, Instituto de Historia, Havana

Friday, October 26, 2018, Solarium, Ponce de Leon Hall

TIBESAR LECTURE: “Exploring the Franciscan Legacy in Spanish Florida: Historical and Archaeological Evidence”

John Worth, Professor of Anthropology, University of West Florida

Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018, Gamache-Koger Theater, Ringhaver Student Center

Colloquium on Culture and Religion in La Florida

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Lewis Auditorium

“Sea Level Rise:  Policy Challenges for Historic Coastal Communities”   

Elizabeth A. Andrews, JD, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, William and Mary Law School

“Climate Justice:  Sea-Level Rise and Sinking States”

Marcus DuBois King, PhD, Director, Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) and John O. Rankin Associate Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, and Senior Fellow, Advisory Board at the Center for Climate and Security

Monday, February 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Lewis Auditorium

“Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Twenty-First Century”

Mike Williams, Chief Executive Officer, uShip, Austin

February 21-23, 2019


Project Co-Directors

Laura Mongiovi, MFA, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, Flagler College, St. Augustine

Elizabeth Kozlowski, MFA, Independent Curator and Editor, Surface Design Journal, New Orleans, PhD Candidate, Cultural Anthropology at Tulane University, New Orleans

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Flagler Room

“Interpreting and Representing Slavery at Museums and Sites:  Learning from the Monticello International Conference”    

Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Director, Slave Societies Digital Archive, Vanderbilt University

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Previous Ideas & Images Events

Fall 2017

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 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.
Assistant 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.
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 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.

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Spring 2017
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”
Thursday, 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”
Wednesday, 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”
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Fall 2016
Tuesday, 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”
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA
John Milner Architects, Inc.
Chadds Ford, PA
“Hemingway in Havana”
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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

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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

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Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
“Rising Seas: Historical Context and Cultural Impact" John Englander, Founder, Rising Seas Group and former CEO, The Cousteau Society

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

Wednesday, 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

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