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The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College was pleased to invite interested scholars to its next gathering in 2019:  “II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” Conference organizers welcome academic presentations related to the life, labor, and legacy of Bartolomé de Las Casas. 

For the Las Casas’s Conference, organizers welcome scholarly reflection on the themes of contact, conquest, colonization, and conversion as found in theology, philosophy, law, literature, poetry, theater among other disciplinary  approaches. Scholarly panels as well as special plenary sessions by leading scholars are also part of the conference. 

2022 Las Casas Conference: Bartolomé de Las Casas into the 21st Century: Perspectives and Provocations 2019 Las Casas Conference at Providence College 2019 International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas en Español 2016 Las Casas Conference at Providence College