The New York Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) hosts the talk “Architecture, Labor and Modernization on a Mexican Hacienda, 1650-1970” by scholar Elizabeth Newman.
Elizabeth is a historical and environmental archaeologist, and teaches courses in environmental humanities for the Sustainability Program, as well as courses in Latin American history and archaeology for the department of history. Since 2006, she has been directing a research project that examines the social and cultural origins of agrarian revolution in Puebla, Mexico using the disciplines of ethnohistory, ethnography, and archaeology.
She has just published a book titled "Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico" (University of Arizona Press in March 2014) which draws on seven years of research in Puebla’s Valley of Atlixco to explore the lives and day-to-day experiences of rural, indigenous farmers. She is also trained as a zooarchaeologist, and she has made studies of animal bones collected on archaeological sites from New England to Cuba.
Prior to working to Stony Brook University, she taught at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico and Connecticut College. Outside of academia, has worked for the National Park Service and the Boston Museum of Science. She received a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University.
Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting.
Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the SUNY-Stony Brook University History Department, the Committee on Historical Studies of the New School for Social Research, and the Embassy of Spain.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.