Kathleen Myers
Start: November 14, 2019 4 p.m.
End: November 14, 2019 6 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Building Recital Hall

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Dr. Abel Alves

As our country debates border and trade issues with Mexico, it's worth asking the question: What do we really know about our neighbor to the south? 

During the month of November, members of the Ball State community have two opportunities to educate themselves about Mexican history, traditions, languages, and identity. 

  • Attend the photographic exhibit "In the Shadow of Cortés" at Bracken Library during the entire month of November. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between two Indiana University professors: Steve Raymer, a renowned National Geographic photographer, and Kathleen Myers, a colonial Mexico historian. Learn more about the exhibit. 
  • Attend a lecture by Professor Myers entitled "Between Nation and Self: Oral History and Narrating the Conquest of Mexico Today." This event will take place on November 14 at 4 pm in the Recital Hall of the Art Museum.

Professor Kathleen Myers is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. She received a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at Brown University and is the author of several books, including In the Shadow of Cortés: Conversations along the Route of Conquest (University of Arizona Press, 2015), Fernández de Oviedo’s Chronicle of America: A New History for a New World (University of Texas Press, 2007), and Neither Saints nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America (Oxford University Press, 2003).

This event is sponsored by the Department of History.