USF Conference on Florida's Hispanic Heritage

ISLAC (Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean) at the University of South Florida organized an international conference and weeklong series of community-oriented events to commemorate Florida's Hispanic heritage in honor of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's historic encounter. The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University was represented by its Director, Dr. Jorge Duany, who participated in a panel on "Spanish Florida in the 19th and 20th Centuries." The panel was held at the Tampa Bay History Center on October 18, 2012, at 1:00 PM. For more details on the conference, see the program.