Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Conference: "Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change" Day 3 of 3 (co-sponsor with Center for Mexican American Studies, and Mexic-Arte Museum)

Fri, February 7, 2014 | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, 303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is proud to announce that it will be hosting an academic conference titled,"Illustrating Revolution and Anarchy: Mexican Legacies of Global Change," taking place February 5-7, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

The goal of the conference is to trace various efforts to imagine a better, more inclusive political future, especially efforts rooted in the anarchist legacy of the Mexican Revolution. In 1903, the Flores-Magón brothers declared, “La Constitucion ha muerto” on a banner which they hung outside the offices of the anti-Porfirista newspaper El Hijo del Ahuizote in Mexico City. The routes of exile they traveled following this watershed proclamation created opportunities for insurgent Mexicans and their sympathizers – first, on the Texas-Mexico border and then across the globe – to form radical communities through a variety of media. Of particular interest is how these “sueños de libertad” galvanized communities at the turn of the century in cities ranging from San Antonio, Laredo, Chicago, Los Angeles, and St. Louis to Alcoy, Barcelona, and Moscow.

Along with a mixed media exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum, we wish to revisit these early 20th century articulations of transnational collaboration as we discuss their anarchist spirit and global legacies.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ballroom, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin

  • 6:00 pm, Welcome
  • 6:30 pm, Keynote Address: Claudio Lomintz (Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University), "Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution."
  • 7:30 pm, Reception

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Multiple Rooms, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin

  • 8:00 am to 9:45 am, Panel Sessions 1 and 2 (Concurrent)
  • 10:00 am to 11:45 am, Panel Sessions 3 and 4 (Concurrent)
  • 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Plenary I featuring Teresa Abelló Güell (Universitat de Barcelona), Juan Gomez Quiñones (UCLA), Irene Vasquez (University of New Mexico), and John Mason Hart (University of Houston)
  • 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm, Panel Sessions 5 and 6 (Concurrent)
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Book Fair
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Book Event

Friday, February 7, 2014

Multiple Rooms, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin

  • 8:00 am to 9:45 am, Panel Sessions 7 and 8 (Concurrent)
  • 10:00 am to 11:45 am, Panel Sessions 9, 10 and 11 (Concurrent)
  • 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Plenary II featuring Cristina Heatherton (CUNY Graduate School), Aurora Gómez Freer (Archivo General de la Nación), and Diego Flores Magón (Casa de El Hijo de Ahuizote)
  • 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm, Panel Sessions 12, 13 and 14 (Concurrent)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

  • 7:00 pm, Mexic-Arte Museum exhibit opening with reception
  • 8:00 pm, Performance by Astrid Hadad, world renowned cabaret singer from Mexico City

A preliminary conference schedule is available in PDF.

Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Institute for Historical Studies, and the Office of the President.

Questions should be directed to

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies; Mexic-Arte Museum; Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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