Recent Work by our Project Team
The project proposes to use historical maps, plans, and descriptions to recreate as accurately as possible the capital city of New Spain in 1601
The project is built around the lived experience of one of the young Jewish women sentenced to death in the Auto de Fe of 1601.
Mariana Núñez de Carvajal
The Penitent: Doña Mariana Núñez de Carvajal Relaxed in Person
at the Auto de Fe of 1601
Utilizing primary source documents from the Inquisition and other historical archives, the people, events and process involved in the Auto de Fe General of 1601 will come to life for the viewer.
The viewer will also learn about the process and procedures of the Inquisition in New Spain by following in real time the daily routine of the Inquisitor Alonso de Peralta
The Inquisitor: Don Alonso de Peralta, Chief Inquisitor of the Inquisition Tribunal of New Spain (1593-1609).
of the Built Environment
Based on primary source documentation, maps, plans and descriptions, the project will "re-build" Mexico City as it looked in 1601.
The humanities content of the Auto de Fe of 1601 Project is focused on understanding the historical roots of religious intolerance in order to attain a deeper understanding of religious conflict and intolerance in the present day.
A comprehensive listing of the primary and secondary sources and other resoueces used to date in the Project.