TAS: Envisioning the Colonial Metropolis in the Early Modern Latin America

Programs for Teachers
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Monday, February 6, 2012

9 am - 3 pm

Towner Fellows Lounge

This seminar explores the central role played by urbanism and its representations in the Latin American colonial enterprises of Spain from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Focusing on Mexico City, Mexico, and Cuzco, Peru, we will analyze the policies through which the Iberian crown aimed to transform the Aztec and Inca capitals into centers of its colonial Empire, and bring to light how the indigenous populations managed these changes and contributed to the distinctively local texture of both urban fabrics. Bringing together texts and images, we will consider how urbanism on the one hand, and its social uses on the other hand, participated in the political and religious enterprise of colonialism and in the molding of colonial identities. This seminar is sponsored by the Center For Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.

Seminar led by Cecile Fromont, University of Chicago

This seminar is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.

Teachers as Scholars is a program exclusively for Chicago Public Schools teachers.

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