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By nc_coleman - Posted on 03 November 2006

I saw this announcement concerning a lecture to be held next week at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Is anyone familiar with the speaker, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto?

News from the Library of Congress

Felipe Fernández-Armesto To Present Annual Kislak Lecture Nov. 9

British historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto will deliver the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled “Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas” at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, the lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
In his lecture, Fernández-Armesto will argue that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, will open new perspectives and make it possible to understand for the first time what the conquests really meant to those who experienced them.
Fernández-Armesto is the author of “Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration” (Norton), which will be released Nov. 27. He is also the Prince of Asturias Professor at Tufts University and a professorial fellow of Queen Mary and visiting professor of global environmental history at the University of London.
In addition to “Pathfinders,” Fernández-Armesto has written many books, including “The World: A History, Volume II, Since 1300” (2006); “Ideas That Changed the World” (2003); “The Americas” (2003); “Food: A History” (2001); “Civilizations” (2000); and “Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years” (1995).

You can read the announcement in its entirety at the following site:
http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2006/06-177.html

Natalie

Joseph,

Will you be putting this lecture in a podcast?

Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ---
----- Original Message -----
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I saw this announcement concerning a lecture to be held next week at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Is anyone familiar with the speaker, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto?

News from the Library of Congress

Felipe Fernández-Armesto To Present Annual Kislak Lecture Nov. 9

British historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto will deliver the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled “Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas” at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, the lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
In his lecture, Fernández-Armesto will argue that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, will open new perspectives and make it possible to understand for the first time what the conquests really meant to those who experienced them.
Fernández-Armesto is the author of “Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration” (Norton), which will be released Nov. 27. He is also the Prince of Asturias Professor at Tufts University and a professorial fellow of Queen Mary and visiting professor of global environmental history at the University of London.
In addition to “Pathfinders,” Fernández-Armesto has written many books, including “The World: A History, Volume II, Since 1300” (2006); “Ideas That Changed the World” (2003); “The Americas” (2003); “Food: A History” (2001); “Civilizations” (2000); and “Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years” (1995).

You can read the announcement in its entirety at the following site:
http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2006/06-177.html

Natalie

I'd love to but don't live in DC to record this and don't have
permission to record it. Mr. Fernandez-Armesto should be contacted to
see if he is interested in having his presentation recorded and made
available to a much larger audience. Are you interested in contacting
him? Is anyone interested in contacting him? Lots of people like this
are giving very valuable presentations that are just being heard by a
few and then "forgotten" whereas they could be recorded and saved for
many to enjoy and appreciate. Volunteers are needed to "recruit"
participants for the http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com website. Many
members of this group have valuable information that they could put into
a presentation for the NFU podcast project. The invitation is extended.

joseph

===================

Joseph Puentes
http://H2Opodcast.com (Environment Podcast)
http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com (Latin American History)

Emilie Garcia wrote:
> Joseph,
>
> Will you be putting this lecture in a podcast?
>
> Emilie Garcia
> Port Orchard, WA ---
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: nc_coleman
> To: announce@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
> Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] "Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and NativeExperiences in the New World"
>
>
>
> I saw this announcement concerning a lecture to be held next week at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Is anyone familiar with the speaker, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto?
>
> News from the Library of Congress
>
> Felipe Fernández-Armesto To Present Annual Kislak Lecture Nov. 9
>
> British historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto will deliver the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled “Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas” at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
> Sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, the lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
> In his lecture, Fernández-Armesto will argue that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, will open new perspectives and make it possible to understand for the first time what the conquests really meant to those who experienced them.
> Fernández-Armesto is the author of “Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration” (Norton), which will be released Nov. 27. He is also the Prince of Asturias Professor at Tufts University and a professorial fellow of Queen Mary and visiting professor of global environmental history at the University of London.
> In addition to “Pathfinders,” Fernández-Armesto has written many books, including “The World: A History, Volume II, Since 1300” (2006); “Ideas That Changed the World” (2003); “The Americas” (2003); “Food: A History” (2001); “Civilizations” (2000); and “Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years” (1995).
>
> You can read the announcement in its entirety at the following site:
> http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2006/06-177.html
>
> Natalie
>
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Probably the Library of Congress will have a transcript of that lecture? I will try to find out.

Emilie
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Puentes
To: announce@nuestrosranchos.com
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] "Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and NativeExperiences in the New World"

I'd love to but don't live in DC to record this and don't have
permission to record it. Mr. Fernandez-Armesto should be contacted to
see if he is interested in having his presentation recorded and made
available to a much larger audience. Are you interested in contacting
him? Is anyone interested in contacting him? Lots of people like this
are giving very valuable presentations that are just being heard by a
few and then "forgotten" whereas they could be recorded and saved for
many to enjoy and appreciate. Volunteers are needed to "recruit"
participants for the http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com website. Many
members of this group have valuable information that they could put into
a presentation for the NFU podcast project. The invitation is extended.

joseph

===================

Joseph Puentes
http://H2Opodcast.com (Environment Podcast)
http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com (Latin American History)

Emilie Garcia wrote:
> Joseph,
>
> Will you be putting this lecture in a podcast?
>
> Emilie Garcia
> Port Orchard, WA ---
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: nc_coleman>
> To: announce@lists.nuestrosranchos.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] "Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and NativeExperiences in the New World"
>
>
>
> I saw this announcement concerning a lecture to be held next week at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Is anyone familiar with the speaker, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto?
>
> News from the Library of Congress
>
> Felipe Fernández-Armesto To Present Annual Kislak Lecture Nov. 9
>
> British historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto will deliver the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled “Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas” at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
> Sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, the lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
> In his lecture, Fernández-Armesto will argue that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, will open new perspectives and make it possible to understand for the first time what the conquests really meant to those who experienced them.
> Fernández-Armesto is the author of “Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration” (Norton), which will be released Nov. 27. He is also the Prince of Asturias Professor at Tufts University and a professorial fellow of Queen Mary and visiting professor of global environmental history at the University of London.
> In addition to “Pathfinders,” Fernández-Armesto has written many books, including “The World: A History, Volume II, Since 1300” (2006); “Ideas That Changed the World” (2003); “The Americas” (2003); “Food: A History” (2001); “Civilizations” (2000); and “Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years” (1995).
>
> You can read the announcement in its entirety at the following site:
> http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2006/06-177.html>
>
> Natalie
>
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For those of you interested in the early history of the the Americas and the Conquest, I refer you to the Teaching Company's "The Conquest of the Americas" which is presented extremely well and discusses the Conquest from the point of view of three cultures involved: European, New World ("natives"), and Black Africa. See http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedesclong2.aspx?cid=888&id=888&d=Conquest+of+the+Americas&pc=History%20-%20Modern.

It is well worth the $50 you spend for 24 lectures, each 30 minutes long. You can see the topics on the link above. One of the best lecture series that I have ever heard on the Americas.

Ed Serros

Although I live in the DC area, I regret that I will be unable to attend this lecture due to a prior commitment.

Natalie

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