Universität Bielefeld

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InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos

Symposium: "Mexico and Its Past Present"

In its modern sense, history presupposes that the passage of time is a process whose knowledge and reconstruction distinguish its direction and, ultimately, its meaning. These historical processes depend on the past being in the past, and not extending to the present. Because of this, questioning history in Mexico means at the same time analyzing the concept of history present in its intercultural relations.

During this two day symposium held at our university, we were visited by many international scholars who discussed different questions of history in Mexico. Taking advantage of the interdisciplinary perspective of InterAmerican Studies, a variety of topics related to the concepts of history and memory as a starting point for analysis of the past present, were presented. 26-27 November, 2015, Organization: Prof. Dr. Joachim Michael.