Routes and Roots


Location: 205-7 McKenna Hall

Wednesday, April 26th

            Breakfast at leisure

Breakfast will be served for speakers only in 201 McKenna Hall.

      11.  10.30 a.m.Words of Farewell, offered by the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Professor Sarah Mustillo; brief reply by the President of the American Friends of the Hakluyt Society, Professor Elizabeth Baker, to be followed immediately by

Gallery talk by Erika Hosselkus and Tracy Bergstrom on the display of materials from the Hesburgh Library Special Collections

12.15 p.m. Light lunch for all participants, followed by

12. 1.30 p.m. Gallery talk on Notre Dame's Columbus murals, with Felipe

Fernández-Armesto and Thomas Tweed.

Respondent: Richard Kagan (Johns Hopkins)

Don Felipe holds the William P. Reynolds Chair in the Department of History and is a Vice-president of the Hakluyt Society. His work on relevant subjects has won the John Carter Brown Medal, the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum (London), Spain's national prize for research in geography, a World History Association Book Prize (for Pathfinders, 2007), and the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio for services to education and the arts in Spain.

Mr Kagan is the Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History, and a Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins. His many books include Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in the United States (2002), Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos and Crypto-Jews, the Age of Mercantilism (with Philip Morgan, 2008), and Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (2009).