2014 A Great City From The Start: The Founding and Lasting Significance of St. Louis

Friday, February 14, 2014

  • A Historical Symposium

Honoring Distinguished Guests:
Monsieur Graham Paul, French Consul General
Monsieur Eric Marquis, Quebec's leading delegué to the U.S.
Principal Chief Bighorse of the Osage Nataion


9AM-9:45AM - 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


9:45AM-11:30AM - ST. LOUIS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
- Jay Gitlin, Chair
- Bob Morrissey, Illinois-Urbana
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
- Alexander Dubé, Washington University
Colonists and Commodities: St. Louis and the Politics of Colonial America


11:30AM-NOON - BOOK SIGNINGS


NOON-2PM - LUNCH
- Luncheon hosted by Chancellor Mark Wrighton at Washington University


2PM-3:15PM - LA VILLE ET UNE VILLE: NEW ORLEANS AND ST. LOUIS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
- WIlliam Folley, 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


3:30PM-4PM
-Peter Kastor, Washington University
Gateway to the West from Lewis & Clark to the Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop: Explorers and Profits, Maps and Memorials


4PM-5:15PM - MAINTAINING THE FRENCH CONNECTION OF ST. LOUIS
-Carl Brasseaux, University of Lafayette, Louisiana (emeritus), Chair
- Anne Juneau Craver and John Neal Hoover
Revue de L'Ouest: Louis Cortambert and "l'Esprit français" in St. Louis in 1854
- Lionel Cuille, Webster University, Centre francophone
The Francophone Community in St. Louis Today/La communauté francophone de St. Louis aujourd'hui


5:15PM-5:30PM
- Jay Gitlin, Yale University
A Great American City: Making the Case for St. Louis History


7PM - DINNER AT WINDOWS ON WASHINGTON 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