As part of the 800th anniversary of the Order of Preachers as well as the 100th anniversary of Providence College (Providence, Rhode Island), the College invites interested scholars to the international conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P. History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion” (October 7-9, 2016). The conference invites presentations about the age of European expansion into the Atlantic World—Europe, Africa and America—as well as Asia. The conference takes the opportunity to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first conversion of Bartolomé de las Casas (2014) and hopes to elicit scholarly reflection on the themes of contact, conquest, colonization, and conversion. The conference will consist of scholarly panels as well as special plenary sessions by leading scholars. Papers will be delivered in Spanish and English.
David T. Orique, O.P., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Director of the Latin American Studies Program
Rady Roldán-Figueroa, Th.D.
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity