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Saúl Hiram Souto Fuentes 
Director of the Center for Historical Studies

+52 (81) 8215 1387

General Information

UDEM’s Centro de Estudios Históricos (Center for Historical Studies) was created in 2006 to promote the story and historical research of our milieu.

In other countries, centers for historical studies have proved that their presence enables the rescue of society’s history, culture, and values, in addition to promoting a sense of identity which fosters joint work and efforts.

Centers of this type operating in Mexico have had a positive impact on the communities where they are located, which is mainly reflected on the educational process and on specialized research.

For this reason, over the past 10 years UDEM has carried out various activities to promote the conservation of culture:
  • It has published numerous books and articles in specialized journals.
  • It has the library of the Sociedad Nuevoleonesa de Historia, Geografía y Estadística (Nuevo León Association for History, Geography, and Statistics).
  • It hosted researchers from the Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History), based in Madrid.
  • It joined the Comité Mexicano de Ciencias Históricas (Mexican Committee for Historical Sciences)
  • It was registered as a scientific institution with the CONACYT.
  • It received, as a donation from Don Guillermo Zambrano, thousands of duplicates of documents on Mexico’s Northeast and Texas dating from the Mexican viceregal period.

Taking into consideration the benefits that a center of this type could bring to UDEM and the community in general, the University created the Centro de Estudios Históricos (Center for Historical Studies) as part of the Law and Social Sciences Division in order to promote the study and historical research of our milieu.

The CEH is currently located in the History Hall of the UDEM Campus Central Library and it is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.