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Spring 2017 Events

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (Hesburgh Center C103; 4:30pm) Workshop: Ty West (Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College) “Translation and Travel in Nineteenth Century Mexico.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (C-103 Hesburgh Center, 12:00 noon) Workshop: Óscar F. Gil-García (Assistant Professor, Binghamton University), “Indigenous and Refugees: Pageantry, International Migration, and the Reconstruction of Mayan Cosmology in Chiapas, Mexico.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (C-100 Hesburgh Center Auditorium, 5:00pm) 
Lecture: Jean Meyer, Distinguished Research Professor, CIDE
“The Cristiada: Religion, War and Violence in Mexico, 1926-1938”
Join us for an exciting lecture on religion, war, and violence in Mexico by one of Mexico’s most prominent historians and intellectuals. Jean Meyer is the author of dozens of influential articles and books on the “Cristero Rebellion,” during which thousands of Mexican Catholics picked up arms against the revolutionary state and lost their lives in the name of “religious liberty.” This event is co-organized with the Latin American History Working Group (LAHWG).     
Complementing the lecture, “The Last Cristeros” (directed by Matías Meyer, 2011) will be available for streaming. To watch the film, contact Prof. Jaime Pensado at

Fall 2016 Events

October 2-4, 2016 (C103 Hesburgh Center), Colloquium: "Confronting Mexico's Dirty War: Youth Radicalism(s), Repression, and Accountability"
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If interested in attending, please contact Jaime Pensado at

Participants include:

Jaime Pensado (University of Notre Dame) 
Enrique Ochoa (California State University, Los Angeles)
Wil Pansters (Utrecht University) 
Ariel Rodríguez Kuri (El Colegio de México) 
Eric Zolov (Stony Brook University) 
Michael Soldatenko (California State University, Los Angeles) 
Tanalís Padilla (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Alex Aviña (Arizona State University) 
María Muñoz (Susquehanna University)
Gladys McCormick (Syracuse University)
Shane Dillingham (Spring Hill College) 
Fernando Calderón (University of Northern Iowa) 
Gema Santamaría (Instituto Tecnolólico Autónomo de México) 
Sandra Mendiola (University of North Texas) 
Adela Cedillo (University of Wisconsin Madison) 
Carla Villanueva (University of Notre Dame) 
Luis Herrán (The New School University)

Monday, October 24 at 4:30 pm (Hesburgh Center Room C104/105), Workshop: Paul Ramirez (Assistant Professor, Northwestern University), “Smallpox, Scabs, and the Enlightened State: The Promotion of Vaccine in Mexico, 1779-1804.” This event is organized by the Latin American History Working Group (LAHWG).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Hesburgh Center C104/105; 1:45-3:30pm): Mary Kay Vaughan (Professor Emerita, University of Maryland), discussion of her book, Portrait of a Young Painter: Pepe Zúñiga and Mexico City's Rebel Generation (Duke University Press, 2014). This event is co-organized with the Latin American History Working Group (LAHWG).

Monday, November 21, 2016 (Hesburgh Center C103; 4:00pm): Lydia Dixon (University of California, Irvine), “La protagonista y la partera: Mexican Midwives and Narratives of Birth and Nation.”

Past Events

If you would like additional information about the working group, or if you would like to participate in one of our events, please contact Jaime Pensado

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