History Department
History Department

Panel on Mexico's Independence

Tue, September 28, 2010 | UT Student Union, Eastwoods Room 2.102

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Panel on Mexico's Independence

Panel members include:
Roberto Blancarte, El Colegio de Mexico
Manuel Ceballos, Colegio de la Frontera Norte-Nuevo Laredo
Brian Connaughton, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

These three leading specialists will comment on three critical periods:
1. the period of Mexican Independence, 2. the 1910 Revolution, and 3. contemporary Mexico.

Moderator: Prof. Matthew Butler, an expert in Mexican history
University of Texas (UT) History Department 

Two hundred years ago, religion helped to drive Mexico’s fight for independence. One hundred years later, Mexican revolutionaries drove religion underground. In today’s Mexico, religion is everywhere and never far from politics.

This panel commemorates the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence wars and the centennial of the 1910 Revolution by exploring the ongoing relationship between religion and politics in the country’s history.

Sponsored by: Mexican Center of LLILAS, UT Department of History, Consulate General of Mexico in Austin

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