The Oaxaca Summer Institute - June 25 to July 19, 2003
The Oaxaca Summer Institute is a month-long seminar and field school on Modern Mexico with particular attention to the historical and political context of globalization, envirenonmental concerns, and conflict resolution. Applications for participation are welcomed from graduate students interested in Mexican studies from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The seminar will be limited to 12 Fellows.
The Seminar begins in Mexico City with visits to the Archivo General de la Nacion, Condumex archives, the Calles Archives and the Biblioteca de Miguel Aleman, and field trips to Tepostlan and Tlayacalpan. From June 29 to July 19, the seminar will be held in Oaxaca City at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca. The faculty will includes William H. Beezley, John M. Hart, Gilbert Joseph, and Alan Knight. Distinguished guest lecturers will include Ann Blum, William French, Enrique Florescano, Peter Guardino, David Lorey, Lucero Topete, Paul Vanderwood, Chris Archer, Romana Falcon, Eric Van Young, Katherine Bliss, Catherine LeGrand, Gabriela Cano, Francie Chassen-Lopez, Lois Wasserspring, and others.
Themes of the 2003 Institute
The explicit and implicit themes of the seminars, lectures, and field trips include:
Conflict resolution. Discussion of decisions to palliate violent at the national, local, and family levels since independence.
Globalization at the Grassroots. Examination of global issues in local context, artisan production.
Environmentalism. Investigation of perceptions of the environment in politics, arts, and eco-tourism.
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. A film festival is being planned to coincide with the workshop and special presentations will be made on the art and music of Mexico.
The cost of the program is $1,395, which includes tuition, room and breakfast with a family in Oaxaca(other meals are available for a small additional fee), five group dinners, field trips, and bus travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Scholarship funds are available. Applications must be received by March 15, 2003.
For Further Information and Application contact the address below.
Additional information and the institute’s syllabus for summer, 2001 is available on the website of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.
Educational information: currently enrolled as a graduate student at ________________________________; advisor _______________
Please include a curriculum vitae with application. Students applying for financial aid should also submit a statement of purpose and a letter of support form their principal advisor.
Cost of the summer institute is $1,345. Payment information:
$25.00 non-refundable application fee (due with application by March 15, 2003)
$1,320 balance due by June 1, 2003
Housing information. Students will be placed with host families in Oaxaca. Please indicate: do you smoke? ______ Do you mind if others smoke? _______ Do you have dietary restrictions:______________
Students accepted into the seminar will receive a syllabus and reading list in early April. Students should pruchase books before coming to Mexico. Journal articles and unpublished materials will be provided to students in Oaxaca.
Return applications to:
William H. Beezley, Program Director
Department of History
University of Arizona
Social Sciences 128
Tucson, AZ, 85721
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