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Lost Voices from St. Augustine’s Parish with Dr. J. Michael Francis
April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Florida Studies program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg hosts Dr. J Michael Francis to explore the early history of colonial St. Augustine focusing on the rich corpus of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records housed in St. Augustine’s Diocesan Archive. Dr. Francis highlights some of the stories that emerged from the damaged pages and introduces audiences to a digital archive that provides unparalleled public access to this remarkable collection.
Dr. Francis received his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. In 2012, he was named the Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. In 2016, he was appointed Chair of the Department of History and Politics at USFSP, a position he held until 2020. Dr. Francis has written and edited five books and numerous book chapters and articles.
This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in Lot #19 and in the 5th Avenue parking structure. Books will be available for sale with a signing to follow the lecture.
April 20 @ 6:00 pm -
April 20 @ 8:00 pm