Dr. Alex Hidalgo

Alex Hidalgo

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Reed Hall 104

a.hidalgo@tcu.edu | 817-257-6644

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Ph.D., University of Arizona (2013)
MA, San Diego State University (2006)
BA, United States International University (1997)

Courses Taught

HIST 10923 Latin American History: The Colonial Period
HIST 30673 History of Museums and Collecting
HIST 30970 The Spanish Conquest
HIST 49903 History Major Seminar

HIST 80813 Research Seminar: Cartography and Power
HIST 70903 Reading Seminar: Archives and Empire

Areas of Focus

Mesoamerican ethnohistory, manuscript and print culture, history of collecting, sound, Iberian Atlantic, and history of cartography.

“Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico” (University of Texas Press, July 2019).

Guest Editor (with John F. López), “The Ethnohistorical Map in New Spain,” Editor’s Special Issue of Ethnohistory 61:2 (2014): 223-228.

Guest Editor (with John F. López), “Imperial Geographies and Spatial Memories in Spanish America,” special issue of the Journal of Latin American Geography 11 (2012): 1-4.

“How to Map with Ink: Cartographic Materials from Colonial Oaxaca,” Ethnohistory 61:2 (2014): 277-299.

“A True and Faithful Copy: Reproducing Indian Maps in the Seventeenth-Century Valley of Oaxaca,” Journal of Latin American Geography 11 (2012): 119-145.

“Classroom Soundtrack: Inspiring Historical Analysis through Music,” Perspectives on History 54:1 (2016): 25-26.

“Paper Trails: Materials, Secrecy, and Maps in Colonial Mexico,” Public lecture, Penn State University, State College, PA (2016)

“Secrets Not Revealed: The Making of Lorenzo Boturini’s Mesoamerican Archive,” College Art Association, Washington, DC (2016)

“How We Write About Those Who Came Before Us,” public dialogue with Marie Arana, ScholarFest: A Convergence of Scholarly Minds on Capitol Hill, John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (2015)

“Glossing the Map: Authenticating Indigenous Maps in Colonial Oaxaca,” The Southwest Seminar, San Marcos, TX (2015)

“The Trail of Footprints: Mapmaking and Authorship in Colonial Oaxaca,” TePaske Seminar in Colonial Latin American History, Washington, DC (2015)

“Coping with Loss: Antonio García Cubas’ Atlas geográfico (1858) and the Uses of History in Independent Mexico,” Ninth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography, Arlington, TX (2014)

“Trazando mapas a tinta y color: Materiales cartográficos de Oaxaca, s. XVI,” II Congreso Internacional de Etnohistoria de América: nuevos enfoques, resultados y perspectivas, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (2014)

  • Lewis Hanke Prize, CLAH, 2014
  • Ford Foundation Diss Fellowship, 2012
  • Beveridge Grant, AHA, 2011