Seminar Schedule

Redpath Seminar Schedule

Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd, St Louis  MO  63112
Friday, Feb 14, 2014
with honored guests--     
His Excellency, Ambassador François Delattre of France       
His Excellency, Ambassador Ramón Gil-Casares of Spain       
Chief John Red Eagle, The Osage Tribe      
Délégué du Québec au Midwest, Eric Marquis 
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM   Registration at the Missouri History Museum
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Founding a French City
J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri-St. Louis
"Creating St. Louis: A “Civilized Wilderness” of Multicultural Cooperation"
Bob Moore, National Park Service
"The Physical Geography of Early St. Louis: What Spatial History Can Tell Us"
9:45 AM-11:30 AM
St Louis in Historical Perspective 
Jay Gitlin, chair
Bob Morrissey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:
"Empire by Collaboration: St Louis, the Illinois Country, and the French Colonial Empire"
Karen Marrero, Illinois-Urbana:
"Roots and Routes: Mapping Women in the French Colonial World"
Patricia Cleary, California State University, Long Beach:
"Fashion on the Frontier: Clothing Choices and Cultural Identities in Colonial St. Louis"
Alexandre Dubé, Washington University:
"Colonists and Commodities: St Louis and the Politics of Colonial America"
11:30 AM to Noon
Book Signing
Missouri Historical Museum
Noon - 2:00 PM
Luncheon at Washington University, hosted by Chancellor Mark Wrighton
(Transportation will be provided.)
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
La Ville et Une Ville: New Orleans and St. Louis in Comparative Perspective
William Foley,  University of Central Missouri (emeritus), chair
Lawrence Powell, Tulane University:
"St Louis and New Orleans:  Why the Son Overtook the Father"
Katherine Mooney, Washington University: 
"Making Slavery and Freedom at the Racetrack in New Orleans and St. Louis"
John Lawrence, The Historic New Orleans Collection:
"View from Upper Louisiana:  Pierre Clement Laussat's Concerns and Contacts, 1803-04"
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Peter Kastor, Washington University:
"Gateway to the West from Lewis & Clark to the Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop:
Explorers and Profits, Maps and Memorials"
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Maintaining the French Connection of St Louis
Carl Brasseaux, University of Lafayette, Louisiana (emeritus), chair
Anne Juneau Craver and 
John Neal Hoover, St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, University of Missouri-St. Louis:
"Revue de L'Ouest: Louis Cortambert and “l'Esprit français" in St Louis in 1854"
Lionel Cuillé, Webster University, Centre francophone: 
"The Francophone Community in St Louis Today/ La communauté francophone à St Louis aujourd'hui"
5:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Jay Gitlin, Yale University:
"A Great American City: Making the Case for St. Louis History"
Dinner - Black Tie (optional) or Colonial Dress
Windows on Washington, 1601 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63103
7:00 PM  Cocktails (cash bar)
8:00 PM   Dinner (wine included)
Hosted by the Yale Club of St Louis and Les Amis
Entertainment: Poor People of Paris
After-Dinner Talk:
Ryan Brasseaux, Yale University
"Being French in North America"

While major changes to the schedule are not anticipated, program adjustments and additions may be made.  This web page will be updated regularly and a final detailed schedule will be provided at registration.