26 August 2013

Speakers at the Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries

A depiction of what might be Florida from the 1502 Cantino map.
The following is a list if speakers for the Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD), which will be held this year in Tampa, Florida, at the Tampa Bay History Center (TBHC) from October 31–November 3, 2013.


ALTIC, Mirela (Croatia): "Missionary Cartography of the Amazon after the Treaty of Madrid (1750): A Jesuit's Contribution to the Demarcation of Imperial Frontiers"

BECK, Lauren: "A Moroccan Ambassador’s Travelogue in Spain (1690-91) and Its Legacy"

BLICK, Jeffrey: "The Case for San Salvador as the Site of the 1492 Columbus Landfall: Principles of Historical Archaeology Applied to Current Evidence"

COWDREY, Peter: "Mapping La Florida"

DELIZ, Michael: "The Digital Reconstruction of El Mapa Militar de Puerto Rico: An Analysis of the Spanish Military Topographic Project in Puerto Rico, 1872-1897"

EDNEY, Matthew: "The Transatlantic Circulation of Geographical Maps before 1763"

GASPAR, Joaquim (Portugal): "The representation of the Western Indies in the early Iberian cartography: a cartometric approach"

MATTHEWS, Jim: "Love Letters and Lesser Beings: Travel Accounts of French and Moroccan Diplomats during the Ancien Régime"

McGUIRK, Don: "Is North America REALLY pictured on the Waldseemüller World Map of 1507?"

MILANICH, Gerald T. (Florida Museum of Natural History): "Early Encounters by European Explorers with Native Americans in Florida"

PFLEDERER, Richard: "Exploring the Manuscript Cartography of Florida and its connection to Exploration and Settlement of the Territory"

SKURNIK, Johanna (Finland): "Circulating exploration knowledge: tracing the discussion of the interior of Australia in the 1840s"

TOUCHTON, J. Thomas & KITE-POWELL, Rodney (Tampa Bay History Center): "Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps" – An introduction to the temporary exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center

WALKER, Jim: "Alterity and Allegory: Cannibalism, Early Maps and European Conceptions of Amerindian Civility"

Essay Contest Winner

MARCOTTE, Josh: "Culture, Contact and the Agency of Appropriation in a 1741 Map of Nagasaki"

Key Note Speaker

FRANCIS, J. Michael (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg): "Colonial Martyrs: Franciscans, Indians, and the Spiritual Conquest of Florida"

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