Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation: Carlos Cañas Dinarte

October 17, 2022


About this event

The Humanities Institute of the Mississippi State College of Arts and Sciences and the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) committee will co-host Carlos Cañas Dinarte, the deputy director of the Academia de Historia (National Academy of History) of El Salvador for a special Hispanic Heritage Month presentation titled “Luis de Moscoso y Alvarado: desde San Miguel de la Frontera hasta el río Mississippi (Luis de Moscoso y Alvarado: From San Miguel de la Frontera to the Mississippi River)” .

One of the most important expeditions to the South was led by Hernando de Soto and his second in command Luis de Moscoso y Alvarado. While history textbooks have often denied the Spanish presence in the 16th century, Dinarte’s account aims to draw connections between these expeditions and Spanish involvement in Central America.

The in-person discussion is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday [Oct. 17] in room 2180 of the Old Main Academic Center. You can also visit https://www.facebook.com/msu.humanities.institute at that time for a virtual option.

For more information, contact Melanie Loehwing, acting director of the Institute for the Humanities, at 662-325-8264.



Room 2180, former main university center; virtual

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