First of all, the Quincentennial
Foundation had a mission of overriding the negative image of Turks and Turkey stemming from the so-called Armenian genocide of 1915 on the international arena by promoting the discourse of Turks as saviors and protectors of Jews.
The city of Columbus, Ohio, has a Santa Maria Museum that was built in 1991 to celebrate the quincentennial
of Columbus' first voyage in 1492.
Nelson D, 1999 A Finger in the Wound: Body Politics in Quincentennial
Guatemala (University of California Press, Berkeley, CA)
We took on immigration as a civil rights issue for the Americas, joined Native Americans in putting Columbus on trial at the Quincentennial
, and reviewed the Attica rebellion twenty years after.
In 1992, the Quincentennial
of Columbus's first voyage and landfall in the Americas provoked debates and protests and spawned a national re-evaluation of the official conquest story (Leon-Portilla; Gruzinski, The Conquest of Mexico).
No less opportunistic, perhaps, was his decision to capitalize upon the Columbus quincentennial
in 1992 with a book titled Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991).
Others decided to go for a modern take on the quincentennial
celebrations which have taken place this year.
Looking at the 'Comedia' in the Year of the Quincentennial
In the months leading up to the quincentennial
of Columbus' 1492 voyage, for example, Richardson was intrigued by questions about which still-unverified island Columbus first landed on in the New World.
In 2009 this project, a year and a half long interdisciplinary celebration of the quincentennial
of the succession of the Tudor king Henry VIII, staged Heywood's The Play of the Wether in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace.
The discovery was made earlier this month and archaeologists are waiting to remove them from the site at Dyke Road and Quincentennial
Bridge that spans the River Corrib.
One such moment was an issue I was very proud of and which has never gotten its due, largely because of a printer's mistake: in 1992 we produced a special issue on the quincentennial
of Columbus which was supposed to be called "Towards an Inter-American Literary History.
In commemoration of the quincentennial
celebration of the first evangelization of the Americas, the Fourth General Conference, convened in October 1992 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on the theme of the "New Evangelization.
It is significant that this novel was published in 1992, the quincentennial
of Columbus's arrival in this hemisphere which marked the fateful beginning of the European invasion and the gradual destruction of native societies.
It cannot be a coincidence that the Eucharistic Congress was held in Dublin that year, and that the central artistic theme was the quincentennial
of the arrival of Saint Patrick.