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UWI takes on the Mexican Revolution

For Release Upon Receipt - February 26, 2010

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St Augustine Campus hosts international conference on Latin American History and Culture


The Mexican Revolution and its contemporary significance will take centre stage at a conference to be held at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago from April 6th to 8th, 2010.


Themed “One Hundred Years of the Mexican Revolution: New Perspectives & Reconfigurations,” the international conference is being organised by The UWI Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (CENLAC) and the Faculty of Humanities and Education, in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago (COSTAATT), the Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Pan-African Studies Department and the University of Louisville.


The UWI Institute of Critical Thinking will become a gathering place for scholars and researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, including Dr Marcela del Río Reyes, Prof. Emeritus University of Central Florida; Dr Adalberto Santana Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Dr Carlos Huamán López, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Dr Herminio Núñez Villavicencio, Universidad Autónoma del Estado; and Dr John Mraz, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.


Apart from the Mexican Revolution, speakers will present on a range of topics, including Literature, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Film, History, Social and Political Issues, Education, Religion,  Gender and Sexuality, War, Militarism and Strong-Men Movements, Workers’ and Agrarian Movements, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism and other Ideologies.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday 28th February, 2010. Notice of accepted papers will be sent by March 5th, 2010. Conference programmes will be available by March 30th, 2010. For registration details, please send email to CENLAC at


For more information, please contact Dr. Lancelot Cowie, Director of the Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, at or, or call (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2655.


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About the Organising Committee

The conference organising committee comprises: Dr. Lancelot Cowie, Director, UWI Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean; Dr. Christopher Starr, UWI Senior Lecturer in Entomology; Dr. Armando García de la Torre, UWI Lecturer in Latin AmericanHistory; Nina Bruni, Researcher, Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean; Anne-Marie Pouchet, UWI Lecturer in Spanish; Ing. Rómulo Guédez, UWI Lecturer in Spanish.





About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


  • Dr. Lancelot Cowie

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    Faculty of Humanities & Education

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