Symposium Information January 13-14

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
ART BUILDING LECTURE HALL 1.102

6:00 pm
Keynote Presentation
Dr. Marc Zender, Tulane University
Writing in Mesoamerica: A Comparative Perspective                            

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
ART BUILDING LECTURE HALL 

8:30-8:45 am
Registration

8:45 am
Welcome Remarks
Dr. David Stuart, Director of The Mesoamerica Center

9:00-9:40 am
F. Kent Reilly, Texas State University
Symbols of Sovereignty from the Ancient Past: Olmec Iconographic Influences on the Iconography of Maya Rulership 

9:40-10:20 am
Stephen Houston, Brown University
Sizing Up: Scale and Sumptuary Privilege in Classic Maya Civilization

10:20-10:40 am
Coffee Break

10:40-11:20 am
Barbara Arroyo, IDAEH Instituto de Antropología e Historia, Guatemala
Kaminaljuyu, a Strategic Neighbor in the Maya Highlands

11:20-12:00 pm
Victor Castillo, University of Arizona, and Margarita Cossich Vielman, UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Bi-ethnic Communities in Sixteenth-century Highland Guatemala

12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30-2:10 pm
David M. Carballo, Boston University
Movement and Cultural Exchange between Central Mexico and the Maya Region

2:10-2:50 pm
Edwin Román Ramirez, The University of Texas at Austin
The Encounter of two Mesoamerican cultures during the Early Classic Period

2:50-3:30 pm
Megan O’Neil, and Diana Magaloni, LACMA Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
Artistic Exchange and Innovation in Teotihuacan and Maya Stucco-Painted Vessels

3:30-3:50 pm
Coffee Break

3:50-4:30 pm
Stephanie M. Strauss, The University of Texas at Austin
A Land Between: The Visual Culture of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

4:30-5:10 pm
Karl Taube, University of California, Riverside
Tetitla, the Realistic Paintings and the Maya Presence at Teotihuacan

5:10- 5:30 pm
Q&A

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
ART BUILDING LECTURE HALL 1.102

9:00-9:40 am
Claudia Brittenham, University of Chicago
The Hot Lands: The View from Cacaxtla

9:40-10:20 am
David Stuart, Stephanie M. Strauss, and Elliot Lopez-Finn, The University of Texas at Austin
Title TBA

10:20-10:40 am
Coffee Break

10:40-11:20 am
Timothy Knowlton, Berry College
Goddesses of Filth & Healing: Interregional Exchange in Maya and Nahua Medicine

11:20-12:00 pm
Rex Koontz, University of Houston
Along the Gulf Coast: Classic Veracruz and the Maya

12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30-2:10 pm
Rogelio Valencia, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico
The Maya Abundance God K’awiil and his Mesoamerican Counterparts

2:10-2:50 pm
Jeremy Coltman, University of California, Riverside
The Cave and the Skirt: Classic Maya Origins of a Pervasive Late Postclassic International Symbol

2:50-3:30 pm
William Ringle, Davidson College
Heads of the House, Feet of the House: The Role of Architecture in Classic-period Cultural Exchanges

3:30-3:50 pm
Coffee Break

3:50-4:30 pm
Andrew Turner, Yale University
A Reexamination of Interregional Interaction Between Cacaxtla, Xochicalco, and the Maya Lowlands

4:30-5:10 pm
John Pohl, University of California, Los Angeles
Image Sorcery and the Maya Origins of the Nahua-Mixteca Style

5:10- 5:30 pm
Q&A

CLOSING RECEPTION 6:00-8:00 PM
ART Building - Kayem Arbor Hallway and Courtyard