IHS Workshop: "This Mexican Marvel": Manuel Tolsá's Equestrian Statue of Charles IV, Neoclassicism, & the Politics of Good Taste in Late Colonial Mexico"
Mon, February 21, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
Prof. Susan Deans-Smith to speak on equestrian statue of Charles IV in Mexico City, "El Caballito"
Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a workshop by Dr. Susan Deans-Smith (Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1984), associate professor of history at The Univeristy of Texas at Austin, titled “The King's Simulacrum: The Equestrian Statue of Charles IV, Neoclassicism, & the Politics of Good Taste in Late Colonial Mexico.”
Her research and teaching interests include the history of Colonial Latin America and the Spanish Empire, with particular emphasis on Mexico and the Andean region, society and culture in 17th and 18th century Mexico and the Andes, and comparative colonial history.
She received a Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize, Honorable Mention, for her book Bureaucrats, Planters, and Workers — the Making of the Tobacco Monopoly in Bourbon Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992). She is currently completing a book on the political, social and cultural history of the Royal Academy of San Carlos in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Mexico.
RSVP required. Please e-mail Courtney Meador before 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. Free and open to public.
Photo of statue by José Adrián Barragán