History Research in Mexico city, “ El DF”

Topic: History Research in Mexico city, “ El DF”
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daisy Ocampo, UC Riverside History PHD Candidate
Broadcast Air Date: 8/01/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Discussion Points
– What is the content and scope of your research?
– What are is missing from oral histories
– Researching preservation of sacred sites for Chemehuevi and Cascan people
– The Archivos General de la Nacion ( National General Archives) is in Mexico city DF.
– The national archives are open to everyone?
– The riverside national archives is located in the city of Perris
– What are your thoughts on being a researcher in Mexico city?
– How do you get around?
– From LA as one city to the next?
– What if you have claustrophobia in the Metro?
– The National General Archives are inside the former political prison?
– To view the microfilm archives you have to be in a cell?
– What type of documents are held in the archives?
– What did you find about the Chemehuevi people and Cascan people in the archives?
– Sometimes you find documents reporting the number of chickens received and other times you find reports of the number of men killed.
– In the archives the main research review was on royal hearing documents, military reports and tribute arrangements.
– Do the archive rooms have cell bars?
– Restrooms in the archive are unchanged. It’s the same past prison bathroom set up.
-How do you create new meaning out of a former prison? How do you create a new space?
– How is research affected if you don’t have money to travel to the AGN?
– Why was the Cascan leader , Francisco tenamac taken to Spain?
– Did you find early human right grievances in colonial legal documents?
– What if you have to go to far away locations for your research?
– Is the field of history also known for having field work?
– What if your field location is in Zacatecas in el Remolino?

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

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