2022 Las Casas Conference
Bartolomé de Las Casas into the 21st Century: Perspectives and Provocations
(An Online Event: June 22-24, 2022)
In place of our postponed in-person conference (rescheduled for June 2023), Lascasian studies at Providence College will host a fast-paced online event. In seven hours over three days, attendees of this gathering will have the opportunity to:
- Maintain and expand the academic network of Las Casas scholars
- Learn from top researchers in the field
- Discover new resources and methods
- Develop research ideas in conversation with colleagues
- Help shape the future of Lascasian studies
A combination of plenary webinars and thematic breakouts will allow participants to engage and debate a diversity of themes raised by Las Casas’s life and legacy, from philosophy and theology, politics and colonization, anthropology and ethics.
Host: Providence College & Boston University
Provisional Schedule (All times Eastern Daylight Time, USA):
Wednesday, June 22nd 5–6 p.m.
Meet-and-greet happy hour.
Thursday, June 23rd, 9 a.m. – noon
History, Theology, and Philosophy
Presentation and Q&A featuring Professor Mariano Delgado (U. Freiburg, Switzerland)
Thematic workshops (According to Interests)
Friday, June 24th, 9 a.m. – noon
Sources and Interpretation
Roundtable: Translating Las Casas: Andrew Wilson, Mariano Delgado, David Lantigua
Thematic groups (Translation and Interpretation)
- Presentation: John Carter Brown Library, Resources and Methods
- Introducing the Society for Lascasian Studies