Symposium Program: February 10-11, 2023

Below is the complete list of speakers and talks of the symposium.

Rio - Lienzo Quahquecholan


This year's theme is Waterscapes in Maya Art, Cosmology, and Environment. In-person attendees will gather at the Glickman Conference Center (located in Patton Hall - RLP, 1st floor) for the Symposium, while virtual attendees can engage in Symposium activities by watching the live streamed presentations.

Registration fee for the Symposium is $75 (for both in-person and virtual attendees). For more information about how to register, please visit our Registration Information page.

The full program schedule with abstracts and speaker biographies is available for download by clicking here.

*Note: All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST), UTC/GMT-6 hours.

Symposium Day 1: Friday, February 10, 2023

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In-Person Attendee Check-In

9:00 - 10:00am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302D

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Opening Remarks / Live Stream Begins

10:00 - 10:15am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

Lisa Lucero - MM23

Lisa J. Lucero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Ancestral Maya Waterscape of Reservoirs and Pilgrimage
10:15 - 11:00am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

 

Megan McDonie - 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Megan McDonie, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Swirling Waters and Azure Lands: Balancing the Lacustrine Environments of Highland Guatemala
11:00 - 11:45am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Lunch Break

11:45am - 1:45pm CST

Julia Guernsey - 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Julia Guernsey, The University of Texas at Austin

Watery Worlds of the Preclassic Pacific Slope of Mesoamerica
1:45 - 2:30pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

Alejandro Sheseña - 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Alejandro Sheseña, Universidad de Artes y Ciencias de Chiapas

Lágrimas Cayendo: La Lluvia en la Cosmovisión Maya
Tears Are Falling: Rain in the Maya Worldview

2:30 - 3:15pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B
**Presentation will be given in Spanish
 

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Coffee Break

3:15 - 3:45pm CST

Guillermo de Anda - 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Guillermo de Anda, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)

Rituals on the Submerged Sacred Geography in Central Yucatan
3:45 - 4:30pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Q&A Session with Speakers

4:30 - 5:00pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

Symposium Day 2: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Kirk French - MM23

Kirk French, Pennsylvania State University

The Pools of Palenque, the Springs of Chamula, and Documenting the Indigenous Perspective
9:00 - 9:45am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

Mónica Chávez Guzmán - MM23

Mónica Chávez Guzmán, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY)

Perspectives of Water and its Management by the Inhabitants of the Yucatan Peninsula through Time
9:45 - 10:30am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00am CST

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Timothy Beach - MM23

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Timothy Beach, The University of Texas at Austin

Long-Term Human and Hydrologic Interactions in the Maya Lowlands: A Multi-Proxy Approach
11:00 - 11:45am CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Lunch Break

11:45am - 1:45pm CST

Heather McKillop - The 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Heather McKillop, Louisiana State University

Ancient Maya Flooded Landscapes: Underwater Archaeology and 3D Technology at the Paynes Creek Salt Works, Belize
1:45 - 2:30pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

Mary Clarke - The 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Mary Clarke, Getty Research Institute

Myth, Ritual, and the Classic-period Maya Sweat Bath
2:30 - 3:15pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Coffee Break

3:15 - 3:45pm CST

Harri Kettunen - The 2023 Mesoamerica Meetings

Harri Kettunen, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Transparent Made Visible: Water in Maya Art and Writing
3:45 - 4:30pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B

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Q&A Session with Speakers

4:30 - 5:00pm CST
Glickman Conference Center, 1.302B