The Eisenberg Institute continues its Winter 2014 Thursday Speaker Series on February 13, 4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, with Juliana Barr's lecture, "Cross Cultures: Spanish Travelers on Indian Highways in the 16th-Century Southwest." The talk follows the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Juliana Barr is associate professor and Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor at the University of Florida. Her first book, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands (2007) was the recipient of six book awards. Her research and teaching fields focus on American Indians and colonialism, especially in terms of the role of Indian women in native diplomacy, Indian enslavement, intersections of European colonialism and indigenous sovereignty, and continental and hemispheric models for understanding the history of the early Americas.

On Friday, February 14, 12 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Eisenberg Institute presents the workshop, "Shifting Geographies: Mapping Places, Mapping Things." The panel features Juliana Barr, Sophie Hunt (Ph.D. Candidate, History), Jeremy Ledger (Ph.D. Candidate, History), and Andrew Rutledge (Ph.D. Student, History). Chaired by Susan Juster (Professor, History, University of Michigan). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

These events have been made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

Image: Indian pictograph, Canyon del Muerto, Chinle, Arizona.