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Tertulia Histórica Albuquerque: No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico: A History

June 19, 2021

2 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom. Register HERE

The Inquisition is one of the most famous and infamous of religious courts in history.The reviled institution even had a presence in New Mexico during the colonial period. State Historian Rob Martinez presents a fascinating look at the history of the Inquisition in Europe, Spain and the Americas, with a focus on Mexico and New Mexico. Cases of heretical behavior reveal much about the social and religious practices and activities of people in the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s.

Free community Event

State Historian Rob Martínez is a native New Mexican from Albuquerque. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with an M.A. in Latin American history, with an emphasis on New Mexico history. Rob was a research assistant at theVargas Project, learning research skills and paleography, abilities that would serve him well as a historian. Before becoming state historian in 2019, he was deputy state historian for six years at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

Tertulia Histórica Albuquerque is presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in collaboration with the Office of the New Mexico State Historian.

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