“The Mesoamerica Center is excited to be able to take the Maya Meetings to the land of the Maya, to expand this spirit of learning and exchange.
Casa Herrera, Antigua, Guatemala
March 12-14, 2012 Workshops
March 15, 2012 Symposium
“After decades of hard work at deciphering Maya hieroglyphs from ca 300-900 AD, we are left with thousands of texts written in Classic Mayan. How do we go about study these sources as true texts? What were the different genres of writing, and how did they vary over time and space? How did scribes design their texts rhetorically and visually to convey and highlight information? How does the ancient Maya literary tradition relate to later literary expressions from the early colonial period and after?
The 2012 Maya Meetings will take place at UT-Austin’s new academic and conference center for Mesoamerican studies, the Casa Herrera, a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion located near the center of Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial capital. The Casa Herrera is a new research, conference and teaching facility operated by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the Fundación Pantaleón. As an extension of the university’s Mesoamerica Center, the Casa Herrera focuses on the varied and inter-related disciplines that contribute to the study of Pre-Columbian art, archaeology, history and culture.
The Mesoamerica Center will make Antigua a routine location for future conferences, alternating each year with our traditional venue on the UT-Austin campus.”
To register, please visit the website: MAYA MEETINGS