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March 11th, 2010
Spanish lecture slated at Texas State

031010cadizEl juramento de las Cortes de Cádiz (The oath of the court of Cadiz) by José Casado del Alisal.


On March 16, a lecture on Latin American and Spanish events that affected Mexico’s War of Independence will be given by noted historian María Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo in Centennial Hall G02 at 5 p.m.

The lecture, “Los representantes de la América hispana en las Cortes de Cádiz de 1812,” will be given in Spanish.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Texas State’s Department of History and the Department of Modern Languages.

In the lecture, Cortezo will discuss the relationship between the Latin American representatives to Spain’s constitutional conventions of 1812 and the Mexican War of Independence in 1810.

Texas State is hosting a series of special events throughout the year on this period in history.

Cortezo has written a number of books on modern European history, the history of women and the history of the family. She was a contributor to La casa de Borbon/The Bourbon House: Familia, Corte Y Politica, 1700-1808/Family, Court and Politics, 1700-1808, Vol. 1.

More information on the lecture can be obtained from Catherine Jaffe in the Department of Modern Languages by email at

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