XXI History Seminar “Epidemics and Pandemics: Reflections from Mexican History XVI–XX Centuries” At UADEC

The XXI History Conference “Epidemics and Pandemics: Reflections from Mexican History XVI–XX Centuries” began on Tuesday at the School of Social Sciences of Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila and will be carried out from October 13th to October 16th, 2020.

Our President, Salvador Hernández Vélez, Claudia Cristina Martínez García, the school director, teachers and students, attended the inauguration ceremony held through the Microsoft Teams platform and the Facebook page “Licenciatura en Historia”.

In his message, our President highlighted the relevance of the talks to be held during four days, since they will allow us to recall the colonial era; He also pointed out that the Covid-19 situation is the second to be declared as pandemic by the World Health Organization in the 21st century, the first was H1N1 Influenza in 2009.

On the other hand, the director, Claudia Cristina Martínez García, welcomed the lecturers and thanked the attendance of students, teachers, and the community in general, highlighting the importance of studying the different moments in history.

Starting on Tuesday 13th, with the Colonial Era as the first topic, Dr. Norma Angélica Castillo Palma from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana presented:  “Novohispanic Epidemics in the 16th century “; Likewise, Dr. José Gustavo González Flores from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila presented his work: “Epidemics in the second half of the XIX Century”.

With “Independent Mexico” as the topic for October 14th, Dr. Paulina Torres Franco from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional-Zamora will present,  ” Cholera  Epidemics in Mexico (XIX Century)” from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Dr. Hiram Félix Rosas from Universidad de Sonora ” Epidemics in half of the XIX Century ” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For October 15th, our subject will be the “XX Century” with the conference “1918 Influenza Epidemic in Mexico” ” by Dr. Ana María Carrillo of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Moreover, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Dr. Ana Lucia Castro Luque from the Colegio de Sonora will present “Epidemics and Over-mortality in the second half of the XX Century”.

To conclude the program, the theme for October 16th, will be “Centuries XX and XXI” with the conference “A Modern Epidemic: AIDS at the end of the XX Centuries, Contingency Contexts and Strategies” from 3:00 to 17:00 pm by Master Claudia Morales Escobar from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. In addition, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm “Penitentiary, Lockdown and Epidemics: A reflection from the Contemporary Penitentiary System” by Master Bertha Noemí Cepeda Cisneros from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila.

To follow the conference transmissions, visit the Facebook Page: “Licenciatura en Historia”, for more information call (844) 135 05 82 y (844) 412 30 05 or email us at historia@uadec.edu.mx.