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UNI history lecture to discuss Spanish Inquisition in Colonial Mexico

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Nora Jaffary, UNI assistant professor of history, (319) 273-7341
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The history of race, religion and the Spanish Inquisition in 17th and 18th century Mexico will be discussed in the next history lecture at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.

Nora Jaffary, UNI assistant professor of history, will present 'Indians, Africans and the Creation of 'Deviant' Catholicism in Colonial Mexico,' as part of the Phi Alpha Theta/Department of History Lecture Series. She will discuss how fears of African and Indian religious practice and anxiety over race mixing and social mobility transformed the Inquisition's prosecution of religious crimes in the New World.

The final lecture for this year's series will be April 9, by Edward Osowski, UNI adjunct lecturer in history, who will speak on 'Christ in the Cave: The Indigenous Reconstruction of History in Post-Conquest Mexico.'