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Schools of thought that influenced 20th century revolutions, particularly Mexican Revolution, passed from one continent to the other and will be subject of study at the International Colloquy on Migration and Revolution, where national and international historians will analyze this theme.


The academic forum organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced reception of papers to be exposed at the colloquy that will take place in June 7th to 11th 2010, as part of the Centennial of the Revolution commemorations.

“Mexican Revolution cannot be understood without migration of Mexicans to United States due to the crisis and exhaustion of the Porfirian model; part of precursor movements developed in the Northern border with participation of migrants”, declared Jacinto Barrera Bassols, coordinator of the colloquy, remarking analysis of Mexican Revolution has been conducted without considering international influences.

“Migration from other countries to United States was fundamental for the revolutionary transformation of Mexico”, he added.

The forum taking place at INAH Direction of Historical Studies pretends to homage the first generation of historians that during 1960’s and 1970’s decades studied Magonismo, which articulated the migration-revolution relationship.

Chicano movement is an example of this; it strengthened in that age and generated resurgence of Mexican population in United States vindications”, mentioned the INAH researcher.
 
“From the historiographic perspective, interest in Magonismo and Ricardo Flores Magon had its peak, national and internationally, during the 1970’s decade, and its relation with topics shared with United States, such as migration, was studied by participants of the movement”, mentioned Dr. Barrera Bassols.

Although figures like Piotr Kropotkin, Charles Malato or Enrique Malatesta outstood in Anarchism, Mexican Revolution was not influenced by names but by schools of thought.

“Mexican Revolution was the starting point of 20th century social revolutions that took place after a great international migration process, which included migration of revolutionary activists, ideas and organizations.

“For the first time, there is a worldwide articulation of organizations, activists and media; among the cumulus of ideas, is Anarchism, more than Communism, the school of thought that influenced Mexico the most. This fact has not been accounted in Mexican historiography, characterized by its inbred analysis of internal causes of the movement, without considering international reasons”.  

Historians specialized in Ricardo Flores Magon work are invited, among them, John Hart, James D. Crockroft, Emilio Zamora, Pietro Ferrua, Juan Gomez-Quiñones, Mike Davis and David Lyon.

Researchers interested in participating can send a summary of their conference (20 pages maximum) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Texts must include title, summary, institutional affiliation, electronic address, telephone and fax numbers. Notification of acceptation or rejection of papers will take place in March 2010.

Further information is available dialing (52)(55) 50 61 93 00 ext. 126 y 149, or contacting the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..