History Department
History Department

Panel: "Many Mexicos, 1810-2010: What's Mexican about Mexican Independence? A Comparative Assessment of the Independence Movements of Latin America"

Tue, October 12, 2010 | Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Join us for a panel examination on the comparative dimensions of Mexico's independence from Spain. Featured speakers include Roberto Brena (El Colegio de México), Karen Racine (University of Guelph), and Nicolas Shumway (Rice University). Free and open to the public. Reception to follow 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Like Mexico, many other countries in Latin America are also celebrating their bicentennial anniversaries of independence in 2010. Did the independence movements in Latin America follow the same trajectories as Mexico or were they distinctive and if so, how do we explain the differences? What is Mexican about Mexican independence? Three leading specialists will give their insights on this watershed moment in Mexican history.

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, Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, History Dept.

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