History Department
History Department

Symp.: "Many Mexicos, 1810-2010: Independence, Revolution, and Nation-State Formation in Mexico"

Wed, April 14, 2010 | Sinclair Suite, Texas Union 3.128

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Internationally renowned historians Alan Knight, Erika Pani, and Eric Van Young will discuss historical interpretations and debates about the pivotal turning points in Mexican history—its fight for Independence unleashed in 1810, the challenges of nation-state formation in the nineteenth century, and the Revolution of 1910.

— Alan Knight is a professor of Latin American History at the University of Oxford and is editor of the Cambridge Latin American Studies Series. He is the author of the two-volume study The Mexican Revolution (1986).

Erika Pani is a research professor in the Centro de Estudios Históricos at El Colegio de México. Her recent publications include El Segundo Imperio. Pasados de usos múltiples (2004) and Conservadurismos y derechas en la historia de México (2009).

Eric Van Young is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Struggle for Mexican Independence, 1810-1821 (2001)

Moderator: Susan Deans-Smith, associate professor, History Department

Many Mexicos, 1810-2010 is a year-long series of events to mark the bicentennial of Mexican Independence (1810) and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution (1910).  An international group of scholars will address key topics related to economic development, independence and nation-state formation, religion, indigenous peoples, and the politics of commemoration from multiple perspectives.

For more information, contact the Mexican Center at 512-232-2423.

Sponsored by: Mexican Center of LLILAS, History Dept., Consulate General of Mexico in Austin

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