The Rollins Colloquy on Florida’s Golden Age: 1880 – 1930
When: Friday, February 10, 2017
Where: Bush Auditorium, Rollins College


Session I: Keynote  (9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)

  • Welcome: Grant Cornwell, President, Rollins College
  • Introduction: Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate
  • Keynote: Gary Mormino, Frank E. Duckwell Professor of History Emeritus, University of South Florida, and Author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams
  • Moderator: Jack Lane, Rollins College Historian and Editor of The Florida Reader


Session II: The Man Made Environment (10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

  • Speaker I: Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Author of Miami, The Magic City and George Merrick’s Coral Gables
  • Speaker II: Bruce Stephenson, Rollins Professor of Environmental Studies and Author of John Nolen, Urban Planner and Landscape Architect
  • Moderator: Chris Madrid French, Executive Director, Casa Feliz


Lunch Break (11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.)


Session III The Natural Environment (1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)

  • Speaker I: Jack E. Davis, University of Florida Professor of History and Author of Paradise Lost and An Everglades Providence
  • Speaker II: Leslie Poole, Rollins Professor of Environmental Studies and Author of Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century
  • Moderator: Paul Stephenson, Rollins Professor of Biology


Session IV: The Cultural Environment (2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

  • Speaker I: Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director, Florida Historical Society and Host of Florida Frontiers
  • Speaker II: Maurice J. O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature at Rollins and Editor of The Florida Reader and Florida in Poetry
  • Moderator: Julian Chambliss, Rollins Professor of History and Author of Age of Heroes: Eras of Men