25 June 2012

Tentative schedule for the SHD Annual Meeting–Pasadena, California September 28-30, 2012

SHD Annual Meeting – Pasadena, California
September 28th – 30th, 2012


  • Breakfast on your own at Hilton.
  • Registration: Remaining packets will be taken from the hotel to Friends Hall for distribution.
  • Coffee, teas, and breakfast pastries will be available from 8:30-12:00, Friends Hall
Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00-9:10 Ron Fritze and Bill Warren

Session I (9:10-10:20): PACIFIC – THE EXPEDITIONS

  • Pflederer, Richard - Magellan, the Pacific Ocean and the Search for the Anti-Meridian
  • Harreld, Donald - Strategies and Identities: Dutch Expeditions through the Strait of Magellan, 1598-1618
Coffee/Tea Break

Session II (10:35-11:45) : PACIFIC – THE CREWS

  • Flannery, Kristie - “Everyone a mutineer”: the crisis of maritime labour in Spanish voyages of discovery and conquest in the Pacific, 1564-1566
  • Delaney, John - Endeavour in Australia: Crewing with Cook
Lunch 12:00-13:00

Session III (13:00-14:10): LATIN AMERICA

  • Brunelle, Gayle - The Assassination of the Sieur de Royville and the Debacle of the Compagnie de l’Amerique Equinoxiale, 1653-1656
  • Mullan, Anthony - The Comisión Corográfia and Colombia’s Quest for Identity

Session IV (14:10-15:20: NORTH AMERICA

  • Buisseret, David - The Influence of Marquette and Jolliet on the Mapping of North America
  • Olcelli, Laura - The Denied Search for the North-West Passage: Alessandro Malaspina at the Service of “the nation that has taken me as one of its own!”

Coffee/Tea Break

Session V (15:40-16:50): TRANSATLANTIC CONTACTS

  • Francaviglia, Richard - Discovery and Faith: Re-examining Claims about Pre-Columbian Muslims in America
  • Herbert, Francis - The Hakluyt Society’s publications and the Americas: maps and membership from the 1840s

Annual SHD Business Meeting 17:00-17:45

Reception 18:30-19:30 (at the Pasadena Hilton, site of the Annual Dinner)

Annual Dinner and Presentation on SHD 2013 in Tampa, FL

Keynote Address
Dr. Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California Professor, Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and author of five books including Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson, and Hakluyt's Promise.


  • Coffee, teas, and breakfast pastries will be available from 8:30-12:00, Friends Hall


  • Altic, Mirela - Missionary Cartography of Tarahumara
  • Ortiz, Ann - Epistolar Representation of Fray Junípero Serra in Francisco de Palóu’s Relacion Historica de la Vida y Apostolicas Tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra (1787)
  • Dellinger, Justin (Winner of Essay Competition) - La Balise: A Transimperial Focal Point

Coffee/Tea Break

Session VIII (11:00-12:10): AFRICA

  • Van Duzer, Chet - On Second Thought: Cartographic Corrections to the Shape of Africa on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
  • Hogarth, Donald - Robert Rich Sharp (1881-1958): prospector, engineer, and discoverer of the Shinkolobwe, Katanga, (Congo) radium-uranium ore-body

Closing Remarks by Ron Fritze and Bill Warren

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