UALR Associate Professor of History Kristin Dutcher Mann will present “Viva la Independencia! The Mexican Independence Movement of 1810 and Public memory, 1810-2010” as part of the Evenings with History series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, with a reception at 7 p.m.
The multimedia lecture will be at the Ottenheimer Auditorium in the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd Street in Little Rock.
The presentation will use textbook accounts, popular culture, and monuments in Mexico and the Americas to examine the ways in which Mexican Independence has been remembered and celebrated by Mexicans and Americans throughout the past two hundred years. Dr. Mann will answer questions following her presentation.
The Evenings with History series is sponsored by the University History Institute, which is a nonprofit organization of private citizens interested in history and supporting UALR.
An individual can subscribe to the series for $50 annually, which includes admission to all six lectures. A joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers savings of $10 to couples and friends. At $250 annually, a Fellow of the Institute receives the previous benefits, plus an invitation to special presentations for fellows exclusively, including private events with noted authors. The Institute also offers a life membership at $1,000 that can be paid in installments.
Subscriptions and donations to the institute are tax deductible as allowed by law. Subscribers to the series help support historical research. Presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at UALR.
In recent years, annual institute grants, made possible by the Evenings with History series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.
For more information, contact the UALR History Department at (501) 569-3235.