Mexico will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its 1810 independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of its 1910 revolution on Sept. 16. Both events have influenced demographics, politics and economics on both sides of the border.
Texas State is holding a symposium on Sept. 11 to examine the continuing impact on the shared heritage of Texas and Mexico. The symposium will run from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Historians from Texas and Mexico lecture in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Titled “Mexico’s Wars in Texas: Independence and Revolution,” the symposium will feature these speakers and topics:
* Josefina Zoraida Vázquez, El Colegio de México, “Mexico’s War for Independence and Revolution of 1910 in U.S.-Mexican Relations.”
* Jesús F. de la Teja, Texas State University-San Marcos, “The Mexican War of Independence: Training Ground of Tejano Leaders.”
* Martín González de la Vara, El Colegio de Michoacán, “American Influence in the Mexican Insurgency in the Northern Frontier.”
* Miguel Angel González Quiroga, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, “The Consul General and the Revolution: Philip Hanna in Monterrey (1910-1919).”
* John Mason Hart, University of Houston, “Border Culture and the Mexican Revolution.”