Author and professor Kathryn Holland-Braund to speak at FSC’s Florida Lecture Series
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2006) — Florida Southern College’s Center for Florida History welcomes Kathryn Holland-Braund to the Florida Lecture Series on Oct. 12. Holland-Braund will discuss “Living off the Land: William Bartram's Description of Late Eighteenth-Century Florida Foodways" at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on the Florida Southern campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Professor Braund is one of America’s foremost authorities on the Creek Indians. Her exploration of Bartram’s trek through Florida will be of interest to all those who share an interest in history, literature, ecology, biology and nature’s bounty—food!” noted James Denham, professor of history and director of FSC’s Center for Florida History.
Alabama native Holland-Braund, a specialist in southern colonial history, holds degrees from Auburn University (M.A.) and Florida State University (Ph.D.). An associate professor of history at Auburn University, her primary research focuses on the ethno-history of the Creek and Seminole Indians in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. She is the author or editor of four books including “Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815” (1993) and “William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians” (1995, with Gregory A. Waselkov). Her articles and reviews have appeared in many journals including the Journal of American History, the American Historical Review, the Journal of Southern History, the American Indian Quarterly and the Alabama Review. Holland-Braund serves as president of the Bartram Trail Conference, an organization dedicated to celebrating the travels of William Bartram. She lives in Dadeville, Ala.
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