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Faculty Workshop: “Enlightenment and Devastation, 1767-1845”, History of Mexico Paul Gillingham (Northwestern) with Margaret Chowning (Berkeley), respondent

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 1132, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Margaret Sagan  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Please join us for this faculty workshop with Paul Gillingham and respondent Margaret Chowning. Lunch provided.

"Enlightenment and Devastation, 1767-1845” is a chapter from Dr. Gillingham’s upcoming book, Mexico Since 1511. Dr. Gillingham will present his new work for Dr. Chowning's feedback. Dr. Chowning will be participating via Zoom. Join us as we reflect together on this formative period in colonial Mexico.

Paul Gillingham (DPhil, Oxon, 2006) specializes in politics, culture and violence in modern Mexico, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects. His most recent book is Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship (2021). His first book, Cuauhtémoc’s Bones: Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico (2011), was awarded the Conference on Latin American History’s Mexican history prize.

Margaret Chowning holds the Sonne Chair in Latin American History at Berkeley. Her new book is Catholic Women and Mexican Politics (Princeton University Press, 2023) and she currently embarking on a project called “Gender and the Liberal City in Nineteenth-Century Mexico”, which will look at the impacts of liberal politics on the culture of Morelia, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. She often looks at how women operationalized political speech in late colonial and nineteenth century Mexico.

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