Course Topic: TRADE AND DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS OF MEXICO IN TIMES OF WAR
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May 29th – June 16th, 2023 (3 weeks); optional extension for 2 additional weeks
In contemporary Mexican culture and society, it is still possible to distinguish forms, attitudes and manifestations of the distant, and not too distant past. The course aims to highlight these reflections of the past in today's world through the visual and performative arts. Both in class work and during the field trips through Mexico City this persistence will become evident.
The three-week course will be divided into four main topics:
1. The original cultures of Mesoamerica
2. The viceroyalty of New Spain
3. Independent Mexico
4. Towards modernity and the contemporary world
During the theoretical sessions, the class topics will cover the historical and social contexts of each period, together with its visual and performative manifestations. These manifestations will mainly include painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as rituals, feasts, celebrations, and pilgrimages. For the fourth topic, photography and cinema may be included. One day of each week will be dedicated to a field visit to some venues and spaces studied during the week, and every Saturday a cultural excursion will complement the program.
The IBERO Summer Experience
Live an innovative concept of academic and cultural immersion, with mixed groups of international and Mexican students. You will have lectures on your chosen topic in the mornings, and you will learn about the Mexican context in the afternoons. A great mixture of academic content, cultural activities and social interaction will make this summer program an unforgettable experience.
- Enhance your knowledge, guided by Mexican and international professors
- Make new friends and build your networks
- Revalidate academic credits for your home university
- Learn about the culture of the host country and of your fellow students
- Choose between a 3-week and a 5-week modality