Named in honor of a prolific historian of Florida and past editor of the journal, this series, sponsored by the Florida Historical Quarterly and UCF Department of History, is designed to bring noted scholars of the region to Orlando once a year to discuss their research for an audience of scholars, students, and the general public. She will be presenting the 4th Annual Shofner Lecture between 5:30 and 7:30pm on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Mordgridge International Reading Center on the UCF main campus.
A list of previous Shofner Lecturers is available below. Each lecture can be viewed at UCF-FHQ Annual Jerrell Shofner Lecture on Florida History.
2015 – Professor Sherry Johnson
“When Good Climate Goes Bad: Climate Change, Pivot Periods, and the Opportunities for Florida History”
2014 – Professor Jane Landers
“Florida Corsairs in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World”
2013 – Professor Paul E. Hoffman
“La Florida (Spanish Florida): Thoughts About a Story Still Largely Untold”