Introduction of the Proceedings of the XIV Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the UK

By Dr. Luis Duran Arenas
Director of the Centre for Mexican Studies in the United Kingdom

One of the most important strategies that any country should pursue is the selection and development of its young talent. It is then a pleasure to write this brief introduction to the memory of the XIV Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the UK. As you will see this symposium is a sample of the talent of more than 100 Mexicans that are part of the 1300 plus Mexicans that are pursuing Master and Doctoral Programs in UK universities.

Niebla Zatarain, Jesús, Villa Rodríguez, Abel Osvaldo, Fuentes Pineda, Rosinda, Casasola Zamora, Samuel (2017). Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies. Vol. I Year I. United Kingdom. ISSN 2514-314X.

Mexico has a long tradition of supporting programs for the development of science and technology that need to be updated and rethought given the changing international and national context. Until today the students look for programs in the UK and apply in general considering its individual tastes, and without notice it, the negotiations to accredit an UK university at CONACYT in Mexico. I considered that it is necessary to add to this quasi random process, a combination of priority driven strategies to guarantee that the talent formed in UK universities could have an appropriate fit and places in Mexico to develop both its research and productive capabilities.

It is clear that the first benefit for the Mexican students is the simple exposure to different contexts, technologies, and solutions to local problems. The necessary consequence is to create the opportunities to take back to Mexico links, partners, and institutional contacts to develop new areas of opportunities in Mexico. The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), through its internationalization program, is aiming to provide part of the necessary institutional support to optimize the benefits for the individuals, our institutions and the country.

The XIV Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the UK, is an excellent showcase to start, develop and maintain these efforts. We at the Centre for Mexican Studies in the UK, from UNAM, are pleased to be part of this effort and will be committed to support with UNAM participation the work that has been done by our Mexican young talent in the UK.

I hope that you will find the materials written in this memory as engaging as I was able to witness in the presentations in Edinburgh. I am sure that you will proudly receive the results presented by our Mexican young talent and share with me the optimism for their return and application in our country. 

Download the full book here. 

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Celebración del Día Mundial del Libro y del Derecho de Autor, UNESCO, 2017

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20th International Conference of Logic Teaching (EIDL) and 7th International Symposium for Research in Logic and Argumentation (SIILA), Mexico

The Mexican Academy of Logic, the Workshop of Logic Teaching, the Xicotepec de Juárez University of Technology, the Mexican Cultural Centre, United Kingdom. 

We invite you to participate in the 20th International Conference of Logic Teaching (EIDL) and 7th International Symposium for Research in Logic and Argumentation (SIILA), will be held on 7th–10th November 2017 at Xicotepec de Juárez University of Technology, Puebla, Mexico.

The following types of contributions will be accepted:

  • Presentation of Learning Programs on Logic
  • Presentation of Teaching Materials
  • Research on Methodology and Teaching Logic
  • Research on Formal or Informal Logic and Argumentation
  • Research on Philosophy of Logic
  • Research on Reasoning and Computability

The suggested research topics are, but not limited to:

  • Teaching Logic
  • Formal Logic
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Computability
  • Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric

The papers will have the following general structure:

Title, Subtitle (optional), Names of authors, Institution, Abstract in Spanish, Abstract in English, Introduction, Body of the text, Conclusions, References.

The paper will be captured in Times New Roman font. Each abstract with keywords (3-5) and a length from 250 to 400 words, font size 10. The titles with font size 16, subtitles font size 14, textual quotes with more than 5 lines with font size 10. The body of the text in font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. References in APA Style. The top and bottom margins will be 2.5 cm, left and right margins 3.0 cm. Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have a title and the corresponding source.

Papers in Spanish and English will be accepted. The summaries should be submitted to coordinació in .docx or .doc file (Word) and in .pdf file, with the name xix_eidl_summary. The mail should content the following information: Paper title, Author names with institutional affiliation and emails, type of contribution and research topic.

Up to 5 authors are permitted. Summaries will be subject to a double-blind review process. Once you receive the notification that your summary is accepted, you should send the paper in the extended version and to cover the corresponding payment. Papers should not exceed 12 pages including figures and references, and they must include the already accepted abstract. You should send papers through the website of the Mexican Academy of Logic: with the name of xviieidl_paper in Word and .pdf files. Together with the submission of your paper, you should complete the registration form and include a proof of your payment. Each presentation of a paper will last 20 minutes at the most.

Payments should be deposited to the following bank account: BBVA Bancomer, account number: 0189125159, Academia Mexicana de Lógica A.C., bank branch: 0183, D.F. Etiopía, CLABE 012180001891251593. Additional information at

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: 1st May to 18th July 2017
  • Notification of (abstract) acceptance: 15th June to 25th August 2017
  • Paper submission: 1st July to 31th August 2017
  • Registration (speakers):  1st July to 31th August  2017
  • Registration (attendees): 1st May to 10th November 2017

Registration fees:


  • Early payment (1st May to 6th August 2017): USD $ 20
  • Late payment (1st August to 10th November 2017): USD $ 35


Early payment (1st July to 8th August 2017):

  • 1 speaker: USD $ 60
  • Speaker (2 authors) USD $ 70
    (10 USD per additional author)

Late payment (7th to 25th August 2017):

  • 1 speaker: USD $ 80
  • 2 speakers: USD $ 90
  • (10 USD per additional author)

Registration fees include access to all sessions of the XX International Conference and to the 7th International Symposium for Research in Logic and Argumentation, an electronic book with isbn containing the papers of the meeting and a paper stating that you presented a paper in this event. In the case you, as a speaker, cancel, you must notify by e-mail to Cancellations received before 1st August  will be refunded 50%, after this date payments are non-refundable. No refunds will be given for attendees. Reimbursements will be processed after the Conference.

Organising Committee

Governing Board of The Mexican Academy of Logic

Jesús Castañeda-Rivera (President)
Jesús Jasso-Méndez (Vice President)
Claudio Marcelo Conforti-Carlomagno (Secretary)
Gabriela Guevara-Reyes (Treasurer)

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XIV Olimpiada Internacional de Lógica, México, 2017

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Proyección de la película canadiense “Mommy”

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Presentación de los escritores Gerardo Farías y José Agustín Solórzano

Jueves, 30 de marzo de 2017

  • 4:00–5:00 PM. Inventario del crimen (Diablura Ediciones/2016) de Gerardo Farías. Presentan José Agustín Solórzano (representante de la editorial), Alfredo Barriga (estudiante de la Universidad de Guanajuato) y el autor. Es un libro que contiene 100 historias, todas relacionadas con distintos tipos de crímenes, desde los más personales e insignificantes hasta los sociales y filosóficos. Formalmente es un minificcionario; todas sus historias están contadas en muy pocas palabras, la más extensa es de 200 y la más breve, de ocho. Está dividido en tres apartados: “víctimas”, “circunstancias” y “victimarios”, además de incluir un epílogo llamado “armas”. 
  • 5:00–6:00 PM. “Obra poética de José Agustín Solórzano”. Presentan Gerardo Farías y el autor. Hablarán de toda la obra del autor hasta ahora publicada y de su particular estilo: desenfadado, posmoderno e irónico. Estos son los libros: Versos, moscas y poetas (2009), Alguien ha salido a buscarme (2012), Monomanía del autómata (2015),  Ni las flores del mal ni las flores del bien (2015), Dos versiones del libro que no escribí (2017). 


Gerardo Farías. Foto: Cortesía.

GERARDO FARÍAS (Morelia, Mich., 1985) es profesor de literatura e inglés y tiene una maestría en Literatura Hispanoamericana por la Universidad de Guanajuato. Es miembro activo de la Sociedad de Escritores Michoacanos. Es coautor del libro de crítica literaria Revueltas (Conaculta/ FONCA/2013) y participó en el libro El vicio de vivir. Ensayos sobre la literatura de José Revueltas (Tierra Adentro/2014). Y es autor de dos libros de minificciones: Sobre el olvido y el juego (Canapé/DF/2013) e Inventario del Crimen (Diablura Ediciones/2016).

José Agustín Solórzano. Foto: Cortesía. 

JOSÉ AGUSTÍN SOLÓRZANO (Valle de Santiago, Gto., 1987) es miembro de la Sociedad de Escritores Michoacanos. Autor de los libros de poesía Ni las flores del mal ni las flores del bien (Premio Estatal de Poesía Carlos Eduardo Turón; Secum, 2015), Monomanía del autómata (FETA, 2014), Alguien ha salido a buscarme (Diablura, 2012) y Versos, moscas y poetas (Premio Michoacán Ópera Prima; Secum, 2009). También es autor de la novela Rompecabezas (FOEM, 2015). En 2015 obtuvo el Premio Regional de Literatura para Niñas y Niños del Instituto de Cultura de Guanajuato. En 2012 fue becario del Programa de Estímulos a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico de Michoacán (PECDAM). Actualmente escribe la columna semanal “Notas al margen” en el diario Página 24 de Jalisco, y en el suplemento La Gualdra, de la Jornada Zacatecas.

Alfredo Barriga. Foto: Cortesía.

JOSÉ ALFREDO BARRIGA (Morelia, Mich., 1993) es estudiante de la Licenciatura en Letras Españolas de la Universidad de Guanajuato. Ha publicado poemas, cuentos y ensayos en diversas revistas culturales a nivel nacional como Clarimonda, Semen, Argonauta y en el periódico La Voz de Michoacán. Está interesado, de forma académica y vital, en las relaciones entre la literatura y la oralidad en todas sus posibles vertientes: en la oratoria, la música, el teatro y el spoken word

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Conferencia “Diego Rivera en París”

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