1810 ~ 1910 ~ 2010: Mexico's Unfinished Revolutions


October 22, 2010

Event Description

The wars of 1810 and 1910 left an undeniable imprint on Mexican culture. Both led to the enactment of new policies and the raising of new questions about Mexican identity — some of which still await resolution. This conference will address the theme of social justice and also examine the problematic relationships that continue to define Mexico: between church and state, among members of the country’s myriad ethnic groups and between genders. 

The symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Celebrating Mexico” on view at the Bancroft Library through January 14, 2011. The exhibit showcases the library’s rich collection of Mexican materials and provides an opportunity to examine these two transformative periods in Mexican history. 


Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Doreen Townsend Center for the Humanities, AeroMexico Airlines and John E. Gibson in honor of his late wife Katherine H. Gibson.


Friday, October 22

1:00 – 1:30 pm          Welcome / Bienvenida 

                                    Charles Faulhaber, Director, The Bancroft Library

1:30 – 3:00 pm          Session I: Intellectuals, Artists, Independence and Revolution 

                                    John Mraz, Benemérita Universidad de Puebla 

                                    Robert M. Irwin, UC Davis 

                                    Emilio H. Kouri, University of Chicago 

3:00 – 3:30 pm          Break

3:30–5:00 pm            Session II: Gender and Gender Participation 

                                    Gabriela Cano, Colegio de México 

                                    Margaret Chowning, UC Berkeley 

                                    Edward Wright-Rios, Vanderbilt University

Saturday, October 23

9:00 – 10:00 am        Keynote 

                                    Adolfo Gilly, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

10:00 – 10:30 am      Break

10:30 – 12:00             Session III: Religion, Politics and Armed Rebellion 

                                    Brian Connaughton, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa 

                                    Matthew O’Hara, UC Santa Cruz 

                                    Matthew Butler, University of Texas at Austin 

12:00 – 1:30 pm        Lunch Break

 1:30 – 3:00 pm          Session IV: The Ongoing Revolution: Inside & Outside of Mexico 

                                     Barry Carr, Latrobe University 

                                     Manuel Chinchilla, Sewanee: University of the South 

                                     Gareth Williams, University of Michigan 

3:00 – 3:30pm            Break

3:30–5:00 pm             Session V: 1810, 1910 and the Idea of Mexico 

                                     Erika Pani, Colegio de México 

                                     Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University Discussion