Historias 38 – Luis Herrán Ávila and Randal Sheppard on AMLO

Steven spoke with historians Luis Herrán Ávila and Randal Sheppard about the history of revolutionary nationalism in Mexico, its enduring place in political life, and its importance to AMLO. Luis and Randal also discuss the immediate challenges facing the Mexican president, including huachicoleo, insecurity, impunity, and Mexico’s relationship with the United States. Additional Resources: Luis on Twitter Randal on Twitter Luis Herrán Ávila, “The Other ‘New Man’”: Conservative Nationalism and Right Wing Youth in 1970s Monterrey.” Read more…

Mitla & Hierve el Agua

Trip information! This excursion is on Sunday, March 31. The ruins at Mitla consist of 5 “ruin clusters”. Archaeologists speculate that some of the ruins were used for ceremonial and religious purposes, while others served as palaces for the elite. Unique to Mitla are the greca decorations found on ruin walls. Hierve el Agua is renowned for its natural springs and surrounding mountain beauty. Although the springs perpetually appear on the point of eruption, the Read more…

Monte Alban and Arrazola

Trip information! This trip takes place on Tuesday, March 26. Monte Alban served as the ancient capital of the Zapotecs between 500 B.C. and 800 A.D. At its height the city was inhabited by more than 40,000 residents. Today, visitors can explore the site. Points of interest on the Grand Plaza include: temples and palaces; bas-reliefs of human figures known as the danzantes; a ball court; an observatory; and tombs that once held gold, silver, Read more…

A day with Fundación En Vía

On Wednesday, March 27, attendees of the 66th annual meeting will have the opportunity to join Fundación En Vía, a non-profit organization that works to empower women to better support themselves and their families. We use funds generated through responsible tourism to provide interest-free loans and educational programs to entrepreneurial women in 5 communities in the Tlacolula Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.  The organization’s tours offer a unique glimpse into life in Oaxaca through the perspective of individual artisans and business women. We visit small communities Read more…

Historias 36 – Mike Allison on the elections in El Salvador

In this episode, professor of political science Michael Allison discusses  the February 3, 2019 presidential election in El Salvador. With Nayib Bukele from the GANA party emerging as the victor, Bukele is the first candidate since the end of the Civil War not from the two dominant political parties. Allison offers what this election means for not only El Salvador and Latin America, but the Americas as a whole.  Additional resources: Mike on twitter Mike’s Read more…

Oaxaca 2019 – Day Trips are now open for registration and payment

If you arrive in Oaxaca early or stay late, we have some excursion opportunities for your consideration. Check out the following day trip options: Monte Alban & Arazzola, Mar 26 – $35 A day with Fundación En Vía, Mar 27 – $55 Mitla & Hierva el Agua, Mar 31 – $35 Click here for further information about Fundación En Vía. Registration for these excursions will close on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Historias 35 – Bianca Premo

Carlos spoke with Dr. Bianca Premo, Professor in the Department of History at Florida International University, to discuss her past and current research and time in the archives. Dr. Premo is scholar with a wide range of research interests in Latin American history, including childhood and youth, the law, intellectual history, gender, slavery and ethnohistory. Her original regional expertise was in the colonial Andes and Lima, Peru, but in recent years Dr. Premo has explored the Read more…

Historias 34 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series. Part 2.

Enjoy the second half of Steven’s conversation with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Among many other intellectual activities, Lyman is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press and author of Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810. In recognition of his contribution to the field, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Read more…

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series.

In the inaugural episode of our Luminaries series, Steven spoke with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lyman’s impact on Latin American history is broad and deep. Along with Mark Burkholder, he is author of Colonial Latin America and is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press. Lyman’s research agenda has earned him three NEH awards and three Fulbrights. Read more…