Latest News and Announcements

Cátedra Friedrich Katz

In anticipation of the inauguration of the Cátedra Internacional Friedrich Katz, which will take place this Friday, October 30, 2015 at The University of Chicago, Proceso chatted with Professor John Womack Jr. (Harvard University) about his participation in the inauguration as keynote lecturer.

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El siglo del ejido: una revisión


23 y 24 de octubre de 2015John Hope Franklin Room (1126 E. 59th St., room 224, Chicago, IL) Universidad de Chicago

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Autumn 2015 Events

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Mexican Studies Seminars

Unless noted otherwise all seminars: Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM John Hope Franklin room

Gerardo EsquivelOctober 6 "Extreme Inequality in Mexico"

Willibald SonnleitnerOctober 20 "TBA"

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Friedrich Katz: los adioses

Durante la XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México que se celebró en Chicago el pasado septiembre (18-21, 2014) Adolfo Gilly presentó una semblanza de Friedrich Katz.

La Revista de la Universidad de México publicó ese texto en su número 129, el cual se puede leer aquí.

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Professor Tenorio Receives Laing Prize

The University of Chicago Press has awarded the 2015 Gordon J. Laing Prize to Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, professor of history, for his book, I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. The Press awards the Laing Prize annually to the UChicago faculty author, editor or translator of a book published in the previous three years that brings the Press the greatest distinction.  Please join the Katz Center in congratulating Professor Tenorio.

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Spring 2015 Events

Join the Katz Center for the following Spring 2015 events. All are open to the public with RSVP.

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Human Rights in Mexico: A Conversation with Alejandra Ancheita

On Wednesday, February 25, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies and the Pozen Center for Human Rights hosted a discussion with Alejandra Ancheita.

Watch CAN TV's coverage of the event here.

Listen to WBEZ's Worldview interview with Alejandra Ancheita here.

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Boom, Bust, Exodus

Chad Broughton's most recent publication Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas and a Tale of Two Cities is now available on audiobooks.

Access the unabridged audiobook here.

Listen to Kai Ryssdal's interview of Chad Broughton on his most recent book.

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The Murals of Cacaxtla

Professor Claudia Brittenham shares insights into her work as an art historian and study of Cacaxtla with UChicago news.

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La invención del Ejido

At the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of the ejido in agrarian law, Emilio Kourí considers the evolution of this institutional reform and its effects on Mexico.

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Dialogo coverage of the XIV Reunión

The XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México, hosted by the Katz Center this past September, is featured in the most recent edition of Dialogo, the biannual publication of the University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences. 

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La más reciente publicación del Centro Katz y El Colegio de México


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2014-2015 Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies

The Katz Center is pleased to cosponsor the 2014-2015 Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies. Please contact the Newberry Library to RSVP or with any questions.

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Watch "Cesar Chavez: Man, Myth, and Legacy"

In case you missed Miriam Pawel's Mexican Studies Seminar presentation you can watch it via CAN TV:

Sunday, October 26th, 11:00 AM, Channel 21 Tuesday,  October 28th, 8:00 AM, Channel 19 Wednesday,  October 29th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21 Link:

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XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México

From Thursday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21, 2014 the Katz Center hosted more than 300 Mexicanist historians for the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México.

The academic sessions took place at the Gleacher Center of the University of Chicago and the inauguration ceremonies were held at the Oriental Institute on campus.

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Exploring Mexico in the world, the world in Mexico

In connection with the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México, the Special Collections Research Center at the Regenstein Library has prepared an exhibition titled “Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014,” which runs from June 30 to October 4, 2014. Reflecting on that exhibition and on the University of Chicago's longstanding intellectual links with Mexico, Professor Mauricio Tenorio has written "Clues for An Archive

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