2017 Center for French Colonial Studies
Annual Conference Program

Friday, October 6

Optional bus tour to the Old Mobile archaeological site and the LaPointe-Krebs House and Museum, 9 am to 4:00 pm. Friday bus tour will depart from and return to the Hampton Inn & Suites-Providence Park. 

4:30-6:00 pm
CFCS Board Meeting, University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum

6:00-7:00 pm
Reception at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum

Dinner on one’s own.


Saturday, October 7

9:00-9:10 am
Convene at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Park, Bay Towne Hall.
Conference Welcome: Richard Day, CFCS President

9:15-9:40 am
Soldiers, Smugglers, Traders, and Planters: Thirty Years of Archaeology on Mobile’s French Colonial Past
(Greg Waselkov, University of South Alabama, retired)

9:45-10:10 am
Unearthing the Significance of Fort Tombecbé in La Louisiane, 1736-1763
(Ashley Dumas, University of West Alabama)

10:15-10:30 am            Break

10:35-11:00 am
On the Road to Campbell Town: A Huguenot Settlement in British West Florida
(Jennifer Knutson, University of West Florida)

11:05-11:30 am
The Gentilly Plantation, from the Dreux Brothers to Ste. Geme
(Virginia M. Gould, Independent Scholar)


Noon-12:55 pm
Lunch (box lunches provided to conference registrants)

1:00-1:25 pm
French Colonial Commerce Revealed in Lead Seals
(Cathrine Davis, Université Laval)

1:30-1:55 pm
Spies, Traitors, and Sailors: Wartime Intelligence in Louisiane during the Seven Years War
(Joseph Gagné, Université Laval)

2:00-2:30 pm 

2:30-2:55 pm
Two French Marines from the Ardennes: Their Different Destinies in America
(Carl Ekberg, Illinois State University, emeritus)

2:55-3:30 pm 
Summation/Questions; Conference ends

3:30-4:00 pm
CFCS Annual Meeting and Election

6:00-7:00 pm
Social Hour

7:00-9:00 pm  
Dinner; New Orleans: The Founding Era
(Keynote Speaker: Erin Greenwald, New Orleans Museum of Art/Historic New Orleans Collection)


Sunday, October 8

Explore on one’s own the many historical sights in and around Mobile.

Optional tour of Fort Tombecbé archaeological site. Drive your personal vehicle (3-hour drive) to the rendezvous point at the “US Post Office” in Epes, AL; site visit 11 am to noon, followed by lunch barbecue at Diamond Jim’s Restaurant in Livingston. Sunday optional tour to Fort Tombecbe is by personal vehicles. 


Conference Questions, contact Greg Waselkov

Registration Questions, contact Mark Barbeau