Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

October 11, 2018

6 p.m.

Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street

Admission is $10, free for members.

Register Now!

The vestiges of 18th-century Spanish rule are apparent in the street names and architecture of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhoods. In this year’s Bouligny Lecture, speaker Felipe Fernández-Armesto will discuss the larger context of Spanish imperialism and explain how Spaniards out-performed all imperial rivals—indigenous and European alike—despite internal weaknesses. Fernández-Armesto is the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, and his distinctions include Spain’s national prizes for research in geography and food writing, as well as the World History  Association Book Prize, 2007.
 
Established by the Bouligny Foundation, this lecture series examines Louisiana’s Spanish influences and honors Francisco Bouligny (1736–1800), an important military and political figure in Spanish colonial Louisiana. 
 
The Historic New Orleans Collection would like to thank the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, for its generous support of this year’s Bouligny lecture.