UPF on YouTube

UPF is on YouTube! Here's our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/UnivPressofFlorida Visit now to watch videos from the La Florida Symposium, a Quincentennial event featuring distinguished speakers such as Dr. Michael Gannon, on Florida culture and history.   You also won't want to miss the lovely video of author Carolyn Merritt's launch party for Tango Nuevo  (hint: there's dancing)!

Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Watersby Rick KilbyAVAILABLE NOWA visual treasure trove of vintage postcards, photographs, and advertisements, this book vividly illustrates how deeply interwoven the mythical Fountain of Youth is in Florida's cultural identity. More than conquistador Ponce de León's fabled quest for rejuvenating waters or a kitschy attempt … Continue reading Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

The Land Ponce de Leon Found: La Florida Symposium Celebrates State’s 500th Anniversary

LA FLORIDA A VIVA FLORIDA 500 SPECIAL EVENT! JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6 On Saturday, April 6, coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s east coast, University Press of Florida (UPF) welcomes the public to attend La Florida, a commemorative symposium considering the world, culture and environment encountered … Continue reading The Land Ponce de Leon Found: La Florida Symposium Celebrates State’s 500th Anniversary