Race and the Enlightenment in Colonial Mexico | Newberry

Race and the Enlightenment in Colonial Mexico

Friday, February 24, 2017

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Valentina Tikoff, DePaul University
Full, waitlist available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Since the early sixteenth century, Mexico has been a multi-cultural and multi-racial society. How was such a diverse society understood and depicted during the “Age of Enlightenment” at the end of the colonial period? More specifically, how were eighteenth-century Western ideas about science, knowledge, and culture used, adapted, and transformed in “New Spain” (as colonial Mexico was then known)? How did such ideas relate to the lives of people living at the time, and how might they have affected the independence movement and Mexico’s subsequent history as a nation-state? In addressing such questions, this seminar will explore Mexican history and culture as well as the global dimensions of the “Enlightenment.” Participants will discuss primary sources, including visual images, and scholarship on these fascinating issues.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 7, 2016. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.