Speaker to discuss Mexican independence

Mexican independenceEric Van Young, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego will present a seminar and lecture in Room 121 of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, 515 Garden Road.

The seminar, scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, will discuss “ ‘In Mexico There Are No Mexicans’: Decolonization and Modernization, 1750-1850.”

Van Young’s lecture, titled “It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Revolution: The Social and Cultural History of Mexican Independence,” will begin at 5 p.m.

Eric Van Young
Eric Van Young

Professor Van Young is a leading authority on Mexican history.

He is the author of several books and more than 100 articles, essays and book reviews. His book “The Other Rebellion” received the Bolton-Johnson Prize as the best book on Latin American history in 2002.

Among his many honors, Van Young received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011. His current research concerns Mexico’s transition from colony to nation during the first half of the 19th century.

Van Young’s visit to NIU is sponsored by the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Graduate Colloquium Committee.

For more information, call (815) 753-1531 or email latinostudies@niu.edu.

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