Fellow's Talk

From South to North America: A New Perspective on Floridian Studies

Three sixteenth-century maps. On the left is a map of the western coast of South America including Peru, on the top right a map of the southern part of North America from the Carolinas to the Mexican coast and on the bottom right a map of the northeastern part of Mexico.

This week, our speaker will be Catalina Andrango-Walker, Associate Professor of Spanish Literature at Virginia Tech, and author of El Símbolo católico indiano (1598) de Jerónimo de Oré: saberes coloniales y los problemas de la evangelización en la región andina (Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert, 2018). 

This talk will focus on the experiences of soldiers, missionaries, and other officials of the Spanish crown who traveled between the Viceroyalty of Peru and the Viceroyalty of Nueva España, particularly to La Florida, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.