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History News for January 2015

Dr. Mike Bess who received his MA from the Department of History and PhD in 2013 from University of Texas at El Paso is a faculty member in Mexico at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Division de Historia.

Dr. Anna Alexander recently delivered two papers: “Treating Burns and Reducing Fire Risk: Hygiene Experts and the Fight Against Fire Hazards in Mexico City, 1860-1910,” Conference on Latin American History at the 129th Annual American Historical Association, New York City, NY, January 2-5, 2015; and “The Politics of Space and Safety in Mexico City: Fire Risk and Social Change, 1860-1910,” 7th biennial Urban History Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 9-12, 2014. She was also elected President and Secretary Teaching and Teaching Materials Committee for the Conference on Latin American History held at the American Historical Association.

Dr. Craig Roell: The San Jacinto Conservancy posted the video on YouTube.com of Dr. Roell’s 47-minute presentation on “Tejanos of Goliad and Victoria,” an invited presentation he gave at the San Jacinto Symposium: The Tejano Side of the Texas Revolution, sponsored by the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, Houston, Texas, April 12, 2014. The presentation can be watched here.

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