Mexico in the World Economy: New Perspectives

Mexico in the World Economy: New Perspectives
Friday, April 6, 2018
Georgetown University
Maguire 303

This conference gathers scholars who have made pivotal contributions to understanding the role of New Spain and Mexico in the world from the sixteenth through the twentieth century. All see the centrality of production and trade; each brings different emphases ranging from econometrics to histories of capitalism, and distinct integrations of production and politics, technology and work, nutrition, gender, and culture. Participants will share recent visions based on their accumulated work—with an eye toward developing new approaches to the history that has shaped Mexico’s contemporary challenges.

9:00 am:  coffee and rolls
9:20 am:  welcome

New Spain in the World, 1500—

9:30 am:  Atlantic Trade, American Mediterranean, andthe Role of New Spain, 16th and 17th Centuries
Antonio García de León, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

10:15 am:  Silver and Communities, Social Sustainability and Insurgencies: New Spain Making Mexico
John Tutino, Georgetown University

11:00 am:  From New Spain to Mexico: The Long-Run Impacts of Global Trade and Piracy
Jenny Guardado, Georgetown University

11:45-1:00 pm:  lunch (all welcome)

Mexico in the Industrial World, 1800—

1:00 pm:  Mexico’s Cotton Textile Industry and Global Capitalism: A Long-Run Perspective
Aurora Gómez Galvarriato, El Colegio de México

1:45 pm:  Technology, Mexico, and the Atlantic Economy in the 19th Century
Ted Beatty, Notre Dame University

2:30 pm:  The Body of Capitalism: Stature, Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being in Mexico 1850-1950
Moramay López-Alonso, Rice University

3:15-3:30 pm:  coffee

From National Capitalism to Globalization, 1920—

3:30 pm:  Capitalism, Race, and Beer in the Twentieth Century
Susan Gauss, University of Massachusetts, Boston

4:15 pm:  Die Hard: Corporativism in 20th-Century Mexico
Enrique Cárdenas Sánchez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

5:00 pm:  Reflections on a Long History in Capitalism
Conversation led by John McNeill, Georgetown University

5:30-6:30 pm:  reception

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9:00am to 6:30pm

Maguire Hall, 303
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Academic Events, Special Events, Research




Georgetown College, History



Open to the public and the press?


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GU History Department

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