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: email@example.com
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