Tricentennial Symposium

2017 Tricentennial Symposium

May 6th 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bexar County Courthouse

100 Dolorosa, 2nd Floor
Double-Height Courtroom
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Free Admission

Courtesy Parking Available at Bexar County Garage located at the corner of Flores & Nueva Streets

Symposium Program

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“Caminos Reales, Lateral Roads, and  Native Pathways in Spanish Texas, 1717”

Symposium Chair: Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.
San Antonio Historical Association, St. Mary’s University

2nd Session Convenor: Dr. Paul T. Ringenbach,
Vice-Chair, Bexar County Historical Commission


Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr. San Antonio Historical Association,
St. Mary’s University

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
“A Royal Counselor’s Criticism of Domingo Ramon’s 1716 Missionary Renewal in East Texas:
Juan de Olivan Rebolledo’s Advocacy of Spanish Occupation of the Central Region of the Province along the Río San Antonío.”

Dra. Belén Navajas Jaso, Universidad de Francisco de Vitoria,
Madrid, Spain.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
“The Legacy of Sor María de Jesus de Agreda (The Lady in Blue) in Northeastern New Spain; Evangilization of the Caddo Nation in the Timberlands of East Texas Prior to the Arrival of Franciscan Missionaries in 1690.”

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Dr. Robert Himmerich y Valencia, Editor Emeritus of The New Mexico Historical Review,
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
“The Apostolic Colleges in Colonial New Spain; Training Centers for Exploration and Occupation of Remote Frontier Territory.”

Dr. Robert W. Shook, Professor of History, Victoria College;
University of Houston, Victoria 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
“Caminos Reales and Other Caminos in Spanish Texas.”


12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

“Exploring Early Bexar County”

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Special Presentation by students of Dr. John Reynolds, UTSA, Department of History

Dr. Mariah Wade, Associate Professor of Anthropology,
 The University of Texas at Austin.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
“What’s in a Name? Early Contacts with East Texas Native Groups and the Europeans’ Fascination with the Tejas.”

Ing. José Francisco Aguilar Moreno,
 Federal Delegate from Mexico’s INAH [National Institute of Anthropology and History], to the State of Coahuila.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
“Caminos Reales in Central Mexico: Their Gradual Evolution into the Northeastern Provinces of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and  Texas, a West-to-East Trajectory.” 

Refreshment Break

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ing. Clemente Rendon De La Garza,
Chronologist of the trans-border region of Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
“Caminos Reales in Nuevo Santander and Their Riverine Extension into Texas through the Río Grande-Río Nueces Watershed.”

Dra. María Fernanda Trevino Campero,
Director of Publications and Distribution, AGN, Mexico City.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
“Caminos Reales Depicted in Historical Maps Curated in the Archivo General de la Nacion [National Archives of Mexico] of the Northeastern Interior Provinces of New Spain.”

Dr. Amy Porter, Associate Professor of History,
Texas A&M University at San Antonio.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM 
Summary and Critical Review


5:00 PM

2016 Tricentennial Symposium:
Spain's Encounter with the New World

May 6-7, 2016

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