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POSTPONED: Native Americans and Spaniards in the Southwest, 1500 -1850 CE
September 26 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will be rescheduled for 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Augmented Reflections, a collaboration between UCCS and Palmer High School, reshapes historical interpretation, understanding, and knowledge by generating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality worlds. We will present an interactive digital experience that places participants within a narrative of Plains Indian life, Indian-Spanish interchange, and the Spanish-Indian (Hispano) settlement of the Southwest.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Roger is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and holds a Ph.D. in medieval European history from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California-Berkeley. His first monograph, Creating Conversos: The Carvajal-Santa María Family in Early Modern Spain (2018), is published by the University of Notre Dame Press. In Creating Conversos, he unravels the complex story of Jews who converted to Catholicism in Spain between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, migrated to colonial Mexico and Bolivia during the conquest of the Americas, and assumed prominent church and government positions. He served as a Guest Curator for the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and its exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities (2016). Lastly, he served as a Marie Curie Fellow (2015-2018) and continues to implement his European Commission research project, Deciphering Secrets at the Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). Deciphering Secrets is a global research, educational, and social engineering endeavor that employs MOOCs to teach medieval Spanish history as well as train tens of thousands of students to perform original transcription of medieval manuscripts from Spanish archival collections.