Virtual History Talks: Jane Landers
Jane Landers, PhD on Filling in the Missing Pieces: The Extraordinary Life of Captain Francisco Menéndez, Leader of the Free Black Town of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose
In honor of Black History Month
There is no charge for the event, which has been changed to virtual due to COVID conditions.
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Jane Landers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She is director of the Slave Societies Digital Archive and of Vanderbilt’s International Initiative for the Study of Slave Societies. Since 2015, she has served as the U.S. member on UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project. Landers’ award-winning monographs include Black Society in Spanish Florida and Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions; she is the co-author or editor of five other books. Her research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Library Endangered Archives Programme, among others. She is past president of the Conference on Latin American History and founding chair of its Atlantic World Section, the Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions, and the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association. She has also held other elected positions in these organizations and in the American Historical Association.