Upcoming Conference: Society for the History of Discoveries

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September 29, 2022
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Native American History / Studies, Geography, French History / Studies

The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries

At the Heart of the Continent:

Native Americans and Newcomers in the Upper Mississippi Region     

Where: St. Louis, Missouri: The 63rd Annual Meeting of The Society for the History of Discoveries will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery at St. Louis University and will be cohosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

When: 29 September – 1 October, 2022 

Keynote Presentation: Peter Kastor Samuel K. Eddy Professor of History and American Culture Studies at Washington University, St. Louis:

“Gateways, East and West: Native American and Euro American Discoveries in the Orbit of St. Louis”

Special Presentations by:

Karin Velez (Macalester College): "Refugee Trauma and the Ambiguities of Miracles: An Historical Case Study of the Flying House of Loreto."  To be held in the Center for Research on Global Catholicism at St. Louis University, followed by a reception hosted by CRGC.

S. Max Edelson (University of Virginia): “Into the Continent: How John Ogilby’s America Imagined the North American Interior”

Conference Excursions Include:

Friday: tour of the Jesuit Archives and Research Center followed by a book presentation by Mirela Altić (University of Zagreb): Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of the Americas (University of Chicago Press, 2022). 

Saturday: behind the scenes tour of the Missouri History Society Library and Research Center - hosted by Christopher Gordon and Emily Jaycox.

Sunday: Optional excursion to the Cahokia Mounds with Professor Tom Finan (St. Louis University), for an additional fee.

For more information and registration visit https://discoveryhistory.org/event-4895376

Contact Info: 

Lydia Towns, SHD Secretary

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