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Annual Meeting

51st Annual Meeting
in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in September 2010

Annual Meeting 2010 AbstractsOptional tour
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The 51st annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries was held in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. And we couldn’t have been there at a better time! Santa Fe was celebrating its 400th anniversary as a settlement in 2010, touting its claim as the oldest capital in North America. Our meeting hotel was the historic La Fonda on the Plaza, a former Harvey House known for its hospitality and historic charm and located a stone’s throw away from the downtown plaza at 100 East San Francisco Street. The plaza has been the social hub of the city for four centuries. Now a casual grassy park, it started as a central place around which Spanish officials built houses and barracks.

Today Santa Fe is a Mecca for art, history, food, and culture. Located 7,000 feet above sea level, the days are warm and dry and the nights cool and crisp. For more information about Santa Fe please access the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau’s website

Sunday Evening, September 12
 Opening Reception and Dinner,
La Fonda Hotel, La Terraza Room (3rd floor).
 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Reception
 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.Dinner and Socializing
Monday, September 13
 SHD Papers Sessions and Annual Business Meeting, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sessions were held in the Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, La Fonda Hotel
 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Pick up Packets/Continental Breakfast
 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paper Sessions were held in the Ballroom.
 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Papers 1 and 2
J. Paul Mathias
Revealing Nuevo México and the Southern Plains: The Remarkable Martinez Manuscript Map of 1602

Russell M. Magnaghi

Jesuit Chroniclers of Baja California
 10:30-10:45 a.m.
 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Papers 3 and 4
Keith Pickering
Byrd, Plane, and Fuel: A Critical Analysis

David Jones / Dan Duda
The Sam Steele Collection: The Man, the Resource, the Story
 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on one’s own.
 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Papers 5 and 6
Frederick Muller
Tabula Moderna: Alterius Hemispherii: The First Map to Document Magellan’s Voyage and Cortes’s Conquest

Lauren Beck
Transatlantic Travels of Muslims in the 16th Century: The Sources
 2:45-3:00 p.m.
 3:00-4:45 p.m.
Papers 7 and 8
Ann Ortiz
Folk Healers and Curanderos in the American Southwest

Mark Sciscenti
Sensual Discoveries:  European Encounters of Mayan Chocolate & Spices since the 16th Century
 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Business Meeting

Monday Evening, September 13, La Terraza Room (La Fonda, 3rd Floor)
 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Reception
 7:30 - 9:00 p.m
SHD Annual Banquet
Keynote Address Paper 9
Richard Flint
The Flipside of Discovery: Pueblo Indian Response to the Approach of the Coronado Expedition

Tuesday, September 14, Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, La Fonda Hotel
 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Papers 10 and 11
James Walker
Fashioning Oregon:  Henry Tanner and Cartographical Expression of Continentalism in the 1820s

James Matthews
The American Southwest in de la Porte’s Le Voyageur Français:  Stupid Californians and Lords of the Black House
 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Paper 12
Stephen Glazier
Images of the Americas: Comparing Ogilby and Chatelain
 11:00-11:15 a.m.
 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Papers 13 and 14
Richard C. Davis
Understanding Explorers’ Journals

Anthony Mullan
Plantation Economy and Slavery as Represented in Late Eighteenth Century Maps of Suriname
 12:30-12:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
 12:45 p.m.



The Society for the History of Discoveries
to Santa Fe
with an open house reception, following SHD’s scheduled program
Tuesday, September 14
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Come see our collection of maps of discovery.
129 West San Francisco Street, 2nd floor, Santa Fe, NM

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