The political leadership of Mexico is using the country’s double anniversary in 2021 to decolonize its Public History.
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Apologies for History
Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.
On Memories, School and Earthquakes
In September 2017 Mexico was struck by earthquakes. The ruins have triggered many debates. How can history studies young people to comprehend natural disasters as products of human responsibility?
Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall
In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.
History Education in Times of Trump
What interpretations of Mexico-United States relations will the new curriculum of Mexican history recommend? What should we study to prepare a critical citizenry?
The Dictator’s Slow Return. Porfirio Díaz
July 2, 2015 marked the centennial of the death of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who governed Mexico from 1876 to 1910, when he was overthrown by the Mexican Revolution. Public opinion took advantage of the occasion to debate again his significance in Mexican history. But the historical significance of Porfirio …
History, Interculturality and Cognitive Pluriverses
Contemporary didactic proposals for history teaching in Mexico have been concerned with the proximity between professional historical thought and its teaching, without modifying traditional historical narratives taught in schools. However …
43 Are Missing from the Teaching of History in Mexico
Mexico is experiencing a drawn-out crisis in human rights. The disappearance and subsequent murder of 43 students studying to be rural teachers last September is yet another example of this. At the same time, programs for studying history at the level of basic education and teacher training deny this reality.