The University of Iowa

Prof. Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo to deliver 8th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, Sept. 18

August 24th, 2018

Join International Programs and the UI Latin American Studies Program for the 8th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture entitled "History's Autobiography," delivered by professor Maurico Tenorio-Trillo on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3 - 4:30 p.m., in Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber.

The Hale Lecture honors the memory of Professor Charles A. Hale (1930-2008), a specialist in Latin American liberalism and intellectual history. He was a distinguished scholar and faculty member at the University of Iowa from 1966-1997.

Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo is a Samuel N. Harper professor of history at the University of Chicago, where he is also the acting director for the Katz Center for Mexican Studies. His publications include “Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea” (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and “I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Having been the recipient of many honors and awards, he received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in 2018.

The meaning of “Latin America,” as an idea, has always existed in relation to a complex set of historical phenomena – racial, linguistic, political, economic. Tenorio-Trillo’s presentation locates the emergence of this concept in a way that illuminates just how freighted it is and why it has endured.

This event is sponsored by Latin American Studies in International Program, the Department of History, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amber Brian in advance at, or 319-335-2231.