Tricentennial Symposium: Spain's Encounter with the New World

Spain’s Encounter with the New World

Spain's Encounter with the New World

Friday, May 6th 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception & Keynote

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Symposium

Bexar County Courthouse

100 Dolorosa, 2nd Floor
Double-Height Courtroom
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Free Admission

Courtesy Parking Available at Bexar County Garage located at the corner of Flores & Nueva Streets

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Listen to Fernando Sor - The Spanish Guitar

Keynote Program

Friday, May 6th, 2016

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration and Reception

5:00 - 6:00

Keynote Speaker

6:00 - 6:30

 Dr. Joseph P Sánchez

Director of Spanish Colonial Research Center

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

"Performing the King's Business: Forts, Towns, and Missions
 along El Camino Real de los Tejas and other Caminos Reales"

Symposium Program

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spain's Encounter with the New World (the Indies)

Session Chair: Dr. Paul T. Ringenbach

Vice Chair, Bexar County Historical Commission Dr. Félix D. Almaráz, Jr., Professor Emeritus, UTSA

9:00 - 9:45  "The First and Second Mission Frontiers, 1690-1716: A Prelude to Occupation of Texas" Dr. Steve Tomka, Raba-Kistner Consultants, SA

9:45 - 10:30  "The Indigenous Cultures of Coahuila and Texas: Nomadic People in a Contested Land" Break

10:30 - 10:45  Dr. Francis X. Galán, Texas A&M at San Antonio

10:45 - 11:30  "The East Texas Connection to San Antonio de Bexar (Part 1.): The Caddos, French, Franciscans and Military Settlement
 on the Northern Frontier of New Spain, 1700-1717"
 Dr. Gilbert R. Cruz, San Antonio Historical Association

11:30 - 12:15  "The Apostolic Colleges of Santa Cruz de Querétaro and Guadalupe de Zacatecas: Their Contributions to the Development of Spanish Texas" Lunch

12:15 - 1:30  Professor Charles Porter, St. Edward's University

1:30 - 2:15  "The Expansive Geography of Texas: Liabilities and Assets" Licenciado Enríque Cervera, Archives of San Juan Bautista

2:15 - 3:00  Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico. "Presidio San Juan Bautista del Río Grande: Bastion of a Northern Frontier, 1700-1720" Dr. Amy Porter, Texas A&M University at San Antonio

3:00 - 3:30  Commentary Discussion and Adjourn

3:30 - 4:00