For the fourteenth year, the Oaxaca Summer Institute will provide graduate students the opportunity to participate in a month-long analysis of modern
Mexican history and culture. The seminar, which runs this year from 17 June to 14 July, 2012, in Oaxaca City, is intended primarily for graduate students in history and anthropology, but is open to those in other
disciplines, including especially public health and geography. We plan to admit one or two outstanding undergraduate students.
Seminar XIV will focus on four major themes, each directed by scholars from Mexico, the United States or Canada.
History of public health and medicine
Gabriela Soto Laveaga
Gender, Sexuality and Power
(University of Massachusetts-Boston)
(University of British Columbia)
Political and Social Transformations, post 1946
María L.O. Muñoz (Susquehanna University)
Popular visions of Mexico
(University of Arizona)
(University of Texas at Dallas)
Seminar sessions are conducted in both Spanish and English.
Several other scholars have been invited and will be announced shortly.
The 2012 seminar will also include weekly viewings and discussions of feature films and documentaries, with a particular focus on the role of film in the study of history and culture.
The cost of the seminar is $2500 US, with a $25 application fee (deducted from the final cost). The fee includes the cost of the seminar, housing with a family in Oaxaca, breakfasts (other meals can be arrangement at minimal cost), and weekly field trips. Participants may enroll in language classes for an additional
cost. Alternative housing in apartments or hotels can be arranged. Graduate credit can be arranged. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: The cost of the seminar will be reduced by 10% for those paying before 1 May, 2012. Absolute final deadline for payment, with no deduction, is 1 June 2012.
Participants will be notified within one week after the application deadline. Students will be provided with a syllabus and additional materials at that time.
William H. Beezley (email@example.com)
Gabriela Soto-Laveaga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
William E. French (email@example.com)
Monica Rankin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
María L.O. Muñoz (email@example.com)
For additional information, please contact one of the seminar directors. Find us on Facebook at the Oaxaca Summer Institute.
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