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September 30, 2022

México en la Historia: Nuevas Perspectivas

Aerial view of Guanajuato

ÁAThe Academia Mexicana de Historia recently elected Georgetown professor John Tutino an international corresponding member. In this inaugural program, he will share his latest views setting the long history that made Mexico in global perspective. Antonio García de Leon, distinguished historian and Miembro de Número of the Academia, will respond to the presentation with his own reflections. In a second session, four Mexican scholars will present their pathbreaking visions, engaging questions ranging from ethnicity and regime-making to cholera politics, religion, and the challenges of transnational integration and migration. Open conversations among participants and the audience will follow. All sessions will be in Spanish.

This event is co-sponsored by La Academia Mexicana de Historia, El Instituto Cultural Mexicano, and the Georgetown University Georgetown Americas Institute.

Online: For those who wish to join online, please join the event via Zoom

Schedule

10:30 a.m. EDT | Welcome and inaugural remarks

  • ​Javier Garciadiego,  El Colegio de México, Academia Mexicana de Historia

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT | México en la Historia: Nuevas Perspectivas

  • John Tutino, Georgetown University, “Nueva España y México en el capitalismo
    global: Orígenes y florecimiento, crisis y conflictos”
  • Antonio García de León (respondent), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
    “El Bajío y la historia global: Nuevas perspectivas”

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT | Coffee Break

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT | De la Nueva España a México: Nuevas Perspectivas

  • María Guevara Sanginés, Universidad de Guanajuato, “Esclavos y libertos en el
    desarrollo de Guanajuato en el siglo XVIII”
  • José Antonio Serrano Ortega, Colegio de Michoacán, “Estado, estados y
    nación: las regiones políticas en la formación de México”
  • Alfredo Ávila, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, “El primer cólera:
    religión, raza, género y violencia en el mundo Atlántico”
  • Martha Guerrero, Yale University, “Redes hemisféricas entre México y los Estados
    Unidos en los siglos XX/XXI”
  • John Tutino (moderator), Georgetown University

Featuring 

Alfredo Ávila is professor and investigator in the Instituto de Investigación Histórica at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has been a professor at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales Acatlán, the Instituto de Historia del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas of Spain, the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Georgetown University, the University of BuenosAires, the University of São Paulo, El Colegio de México, and the University of Cantabria. Ávila’s work includes En nombre de la nación: La formación del gobierno representativo en México (2002); Para la libertad: Los republicanos en tiempos de imperio, 1822-1823 (2005).

Javier Garciadiego is former president and profesor at the Colegio de México and president of the Academia Mexicana de Historia. His work includes Rudos contra científicos: La Universidad Nacional durante la revolución mexicana (1996); Alfonso Reyes (2002); Cultura y política en México posrevolucionario (2006); Alfonso Reyes y Carlos Fuentes: Una Amistad literaria (2014).

Antonio García de León is research professor emeritus of Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), and professor at the school of economics. His work includes Resistencia y utopia: Memorial de agravios y revueltas en la provincial de Chiapas (1985); Fandango: El ritual del mundo jarocho a través de los siglos (2007); Tierra adentro, mar en fuera: El Puerto de Veracruz y su litoral a sotavento, 1519-1820 (2011) which won the American Historical Association's Clarence H. Haring Prize for best book on Latin America history by a Latin American author between 2010 and 2014; Vientos bucaneros: Piratas, corsarios, y bucaneros en el Golfo de México (2014); Misericordia: El destino trágico de una collera de apaches en la Nueva España (2017).

Martha Guerrero is a  Ph.D. student of history at Yale. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her research focuses on Latinx migrants in the US, particularly Mexican and Central American communities in the metropolitan Northeast, as well as the intersections of migration, labor, and social movements. As a bilingual columnist for Mexico City-based news website Informe Confidencial, she writes about US and Mexican national politics, immigration, labor, and gender violence, with a focus on indigenous migrants' essential service and social and political struggles in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic.

María Guevara Sanginés is professor at the University of Guanajuato. She is the author of about 70 scientific and research publications on the history of Guanajuato and heritage among which stand out: La Compañía de Jesús en Guanajuato: Política, Arte y Sociedad, (2003); Guanajuato diverso: sabores y sinsabores de su ser mestizo Guanajuato (2001); Los archivos notariales de la Villa de León y de la Ciudad de Guanajuato, siglo XVIII, in Temas Americanistas (2012).

José Antonio Serrano Ortega is the former president and professor of the Colegio de Michoacán. He studies the Social and economic history in Mexico, XVIII and XIX centuries, and the history of the military forces and fiscal structure in Mexico, 18th, and 19th centuries. His work includes El contingente de sangre: los gobiernos estatales y departamentales y los métodos de reclutamiento del ejército permanente mexicano, 1824-1844 (1993); Jerarquía territorial y transición política: Guanajuato, 1790-1836 (2001); Igualdad, uniformidad, proporcionalidad: Contribuciones directas y reformas fiscales en México, 1810-1846 (2007).

John Tutino is professor of history and international affairs and director of the Georgetown College Americas Forum at Georgetown University. He studies the long-term history of Mexican communities in the context of global capitalism. His work includes The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Made Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000 (2018); Mexico City, 1808: Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution (2018); Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (2011/2016) which won the Conference of Latin American History Association’s Sharlin Prize and the Fomento Cultural Banamex’s Saravia Award for regional Mexican history; From Insurrection to Revolution in Mexico: Social Bases of Agrarian Violence, 1750-1840 (1986/1990).