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Date(s) - 02/29/2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Garrison Hall 4.100

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Workshop: “‘Tell Me, What is Good Taste?’ Consuming Culture, Contesting Classicism, and Constructing Cultural Patriotism in Late Colonial Mexico City,” by Susan Deans-Smith

Monday, February 29 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Garrison Hall (GAR), 4.100 128 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705

Susan Deans-Smith (Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1984) is Associate Professor of Latin American History at UT Austin and Affiliate Faculty member of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. Her numerous publications include the award-winning Bureaucrats, Planters, and Workers. The Making of the Tobacco Monopoly in Bourbon Mexico, and Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America (2009) co-edited with Ilona Katzew. Her research has received funding from the SSRC/ACLS, the NEH, and the Mellon Foundation. Her book project, “Matters of Taste: Cultural Reform in Bourbon Mexico and The Royal Academy of San Carlos,” interrogates the intersection of cultural policy and imperial reform, professionalization of the arts and arts education, and the shaping of taste and visual cuture in late colonial Mexico.  Susan served on the inaugural Steering Committee of  the Institute for Historical Studies from 2007-2010 and was the Institute’s Program Co-ordinator in 2009-2010. She is a Fellow at IHS this year.

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Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtneyby 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26.


Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History