Time: 3:00 pm til 4:00 pm
Location: Heritage Hall Auditorium, R.A. Gray Building, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee
Description: Dr. J. Michael Francis spent years traveling to archives in Spain to research Spanish Florida. A new website, La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas makes all these documents from this period of Florida’s history available to the public for the first time. Join us as Dr. Francis shares the stories he has uncovered through his research.
Dr. Francis is the chair of the department of history and politics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge. His teaching fields include colonial Latin America, Early Florida, Spanish Borderlands, the Pre‐Columbian Americas and Spanish Paleography. In February, he was appointed to the Florida Historical Commission by Governor Rick Scott.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on Spanish Florida, includingMurder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale Uprising of 1597 and St. Augustine America's First City: A Story of Unbroken History & Enduring Spirit. He was recently featured in a PBS documentary,Secrets of Spanish Florida.
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