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.

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.


Conference Questions, contact Greg Waselkov

Registration Questions, contact Mark Barbeau