Upcoming Lectures

The Role of Images in Mexican Politics from the Colonial Period to the Present  

Ray Hernández-Durán, UNM
July 8, 2018 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Images have played and continue to play a central role in not only capturing specific events but in conveying political ideas and facilitating debates in a manner that is accessible to a larger public. In this lecture, we will look at three case studies from Mexico: late colonial (18th century), post- independence (19th century), and revolutionary (early 20th century) to illustrate how images have shaped some of Mexico’s most important historical events up until the present. +More Info

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The Role of the Media in Our Interconnected World   

Kent Walz, Albuquerque Journal
July 27, 2018 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

We are subject to more news, and fake news, from more sources than ever before. It’s in the newspaper, on TV, on our computers and on our phones. Traditional news media are more challenged than ever by a flock of well financed information and commentary purveyors on the left and right. And that doesn’t even contemplate the increasingly important role of powerful companies like Apple, Google and Facebook in deciding what you can read or view. All this against the backdrop of open warfare between the president of the United States and much of the news media. We will try to sort out the playing field and make some sense of it. +More Info

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