University of Texas at Austin Introduces Series: "Many Mexicos, 1810-2010: Reflections on Independence, Revolution, and the Making of Modern Mexico"

Event: "Many Mexicos: The Economic Consequences of Mexican Independence and the Mexican Revolution" is the first event in the series.

When: Friday, Jan. 29, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Roundtable discussion in the Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

Background: This year Mexico marks two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain in 1810 and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. The Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and other organizations on campus will commemorate these seminal dates by introducing a series, including a conference, keynote, panel discussions and exhibits from January to November 2010. Topics explore such themes as: foodways, architecture, independence, revolution, politics, indigenous communities and religion.

"Many Mexicos: The Economic Consequences of Mexican Independence and the Mexican Revolution" starts the series. An international group of scholars will address key aspects of Mexico's economic development from multiple perspectives. This roundtable discussion includes Enrique Cárdenas (Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, Mexico City) and John Tutino (Georgetown University). Jonathan Brown, professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, will moderate. The event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, the Mexican Center of LLILAS, and the Department of History.

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