[URBANTH-L]ANN: Oaxaca Summer Institute

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue May 1 23:38:44 EDT 2007

Oaxaca Summer Institute (IX)

The Oaxaca Summer Institute is a month-long seminar and field school on 
Modern Mexico. The institute is concerned with analyzing the historical and 
political context of revolutionary, environmental, and local and state 
developments and programs, paying particular attention to ethnic, gender, 
economic and cultural approaches to these and other topics. Applications for 
participation are welcomed from graduate students in history, anthropology, 
political science, sociology, and geography interested in Mexico studies 
from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The seminar will 
be limited to 10-12 fellows. The institute takes place in Oaxaca City for 
four weeks (July 1 to July 28, 2007) with regular lectures and seminar 
sessions at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca. William H. Beezley and William E. 
French direct the program. Mexican and international scholars have been 
invited to participate.

During the course of the institute, there will be organized visits to the 
state, municipal, judicial, agrarian, and private archives. Visits are also 
scheduled to the major archeological sites and to the workshops of regional 
artisans in surrounding communities. The seminar has a weekly film and 
discussion evening and special presentations on the art, artisanry, and 
music of Oaxaca. Fellows are encouraged, but not required, to make a 
presentation on their thesis or dissertation research to the seminar.

The cost of the program is $2,125, which includes tuition, room and 
breakfast with a family in Oaxaca (other meals are available for a small 
additional fee), five group dinners, and field trips. Limited financial 
assistance is available. Applications for scholarship require a statement of 
need and letter of support from the student's major professor.


William H. Beezley
Department of History
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-7107
Email: beezley at u.arizona.edu 

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