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2022 Las Casas Conference

Bartolomé de Las Casas into the 21st Century: Perspectives and Provocations

(An Online Event: June 22-24, 2022)

St. Dominic Chapel stained glass windows..Bartolome De Las Casas

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.

Cost: $25.00

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

  • Webinar:
    Presentation and Q&A featuring Professor Mariano Delgado (U. Freiburg, Switzerland)
  • Zoom:
    Thematic workshops (According to Interests)

Friday, June 24th, 9 a.m. – noon
Sources and Interpretation

  • Webinar:
    Roundtable: Translating Las Casas: Andrew Wilson, Mariano Delgado, David Lantigua
  • Zoom:
    Thematic groups (Translation and Interpretation)
  • Presentation: John Carter Brown Library, Resources and Methods
  • Introducing the Society for Lascasian Studies
Bartolomé de Las Casas into the 21st Century: Perspectives and Provocations Conference Registration