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The Franciscans in Mexico

Los franciscanos en México

Five Centuries of Cultural Influence

Cinco siglos de influencia cultural

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Publié le mardi 08 août 2017 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Generations of scholars have studied the multi-faceted experiences of the Franciscans in Mexico and the ways in which the Franciscan order shaped New Spain and the early Mexican republic. This conference examines the range of Franciscan influence and analyzes new scholarship that focuses on the multiple discourses with which friars engaged native peoples, creole populations, the vice-regal authorities, and other actors throughout the Spanish empire.  The conference brings together junior and senior scholars to study the long Franciscan experience in Mexico on the eve of the commemoration of the quincentenary of the Spanish — and thus the Franciscan— presence in Mexico.

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Argument

Generations of scholars have studied the multi-faceted experiences of the Franciscans in Mexico and the ways in which the Franciscan order shaped New Spain and the early Mexican republic. This conference examines the range of Franciscan influence and analyzes new scholarship that focuses on the multiple discourses with which friars engaged native peoples, creole populations, the vice-regal authorities, and other actors throughout the Spanish empire.  The conference brings together junior and senior scholars to study the long Franciscan experience in Mexico on the eve of the commemoration of the quincentenary of the Spanish—and thus the Franciscan—presence in Mexico.

The conference further honors the work of the eminent historian Fr. Francisco Morales, OFM, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday in September 2017.   Morales’s studies of the Franciscans in Mexico and his promotion of the field have encouraged the work of several generations of historians of colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico.  With this in mind, our program includes scholars whose research  applies the methodologies of linguistic, social, and cultural history to the study of Nahua-Franciscan relations. Morales was one of the pioneers of this interdisciplinary approach during his years as a scholar at the Academy of American Franciscan History and in subsequent years as director of the Biblioteca Franciscana in San Pedro Cholula, Mexico (the library is housed in the Convento de San Gabriel, one of the first Franciscan churches in Mexico).

Conference Program

Friday, October 13

10:00-12:00 Tour of Library of Congress (participating scholars and organizers)

2.45: Welcome and Introduction

3:00-4:30 Session 1: Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Theology

Chair: Nelson Minnich, The Catholic University of America

  • Hilaire Kallendorf, “Visions in the Service of Virtue: Rhetorical Mysticism in Motolinía’s Memoriales”
  • Verónica Murillo Gallegos, “El pensamiento franciscano entre España y Nueva España. Temas, problemas y autores del siglo XVI”
  • José Refugio de la Torre Curiel, “De la celebración al retraimiento: cambios en el discurso sobre el martirio de los misioneros franciscanos en el centro y norte de la Nueva España, siglos XVI-XIX”

5:00-6:00 Keynote Address: Jaime Lara, “The Friars’ Mosques: The Franciscan Architectural Imagination in Jerusalem and Cholula”

6:00-7:00 Reception

Saturday, October 14

9:30-11:00 Session 2: Pastoral Ideals and Practices

Chair: Jeffrey Burns, Academy of American Franciscan History

  • Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz, “The Franciscan Missionary Experience in Baja California”
  • Steven W. Hackel, “The Missions of the Sierra Gorda before Serra: 1600 to 1750”
  • Karen Melvin, “Tierra Santa in New Spain: Franciscans, alms, and the santos lugares de Jerusalén”

11:30-1:00 Session 3: Franciscans as Cultural and Religious Intermediaries

Chair: Emanuele Colombo, DePaul University

  • Matthew Restall, “The Landa Conundrum”
  • Cecilia Sheridan, “Mediadores de la interculturalidad: la mirada misionera sobre los otros en el contexto de la evangelización franciscana en los espacios fronterizos novohispanos”
  • Jonathan Truitt, “Franciscans, Nahuas, and the Games They Played”

1:00-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 Session 4: Art, Music, and Spirituality

Chair: Arthur Dunkelman, Jay I. Kislak Foundation

  • Pedro Ángeles Jiménez, “Franciscanism, art and history in New Spain and Mexico”
  • Kristin Dutcher Mann, “Marking Time & Space: Bells in the Missions of Northern New Spain”
  • Manuel Ramos Medina, “Fundación de la Orden Tercera de los Siervos de María Santísima de los Dolores”

4:00-4:30 Closing Remarks

All sessions are free of charge and open to the public.

Organizers

  • Thomas M. Cohen, The Catholic University of America
  • Jay T. Harrison, Hood College
  • David Rex Galindo, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Keynote Speaker:

  • Jaime Lara, Arizona State University

Contributors

  • Pedro Ángeles Jiménez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Rose Marie Beebe, Santa Clara University
  • Steven W. Hackel, University of California, Riverside
  • Hilaire Kallendorf, Texas A&M University
  • Kristin Dutcher Mann, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • Karen Melvin, Bates College
  • Verónica Murillo Gallegos, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
  • Manuel Ramos Medina, Centro de Estudios de Historia de México CARSO, Mexico City
  • Mathew Restall, Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert Senkewicz, Santa Clara University
  • Cecilia Sheridan, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Unidad Noreste, Monterrey
  • José Refugio de la Torre Curiel, Universidad de Guadalajara/Colegio de Jalisco
  • Jonathan Truitt, Central Michigan University

Major Sponsors

  • Jay I. Kislak Foundation
  • Academy of American Franciscan History

Institutional Sponsors

  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary
  • Shirley Connor Hardinge Center for Global and International Studies, Hood College
  • Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University

Partners

  • Early Americas Working Group of Washington, D.C.
  • Library of Congress
  • Mexican Cultural Institute
  • National History Center, American Historical Association

Lieux

  • Mexican Cultural Institute - 2829 16th St NW
    Washington, États-Unis (20009)

Dates

  • vendredi 13 octobre 2017
  • samedi 14 octobre 2017

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • Franciscans, Latin America, Mexico, mission, conversion, American indigenous cultures, evangelization, music, art, philosophy, frontier

Contacts

  • David Rex Galindo
    courriel : drexgali [at] gmail [dot] com

Source de l'information

  • David Rex Galindo
    courriel : drexgali [at] gmail [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Franciscans in Mexico », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 08 août 2017, http://calenda.org/413502