Workshop Information January 15-17

2019 Workshop Speakers and Topics

Program of Workshops

1. Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing - Tuesday January 15 and Wednesday January 16,
9 am-5 pm

Workshop Leader: Danny Law 

This is a two-day workshop open to all beginners and participants who would like a refresher course. Come learn how to read Maya inscriptions!

Ancient Maya hieroglyphic texts recorded a range of topics and their decipherment opened up new avenues for understanding ancient Maya lives. This two-day workshop will provide an overview of ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing and get participants off to a running start in deciphering ancient Maya inscriptions for themselves.  Topics will include the basics mechanics of the script and the language, calendars, historical and ritual events, and more. No prior experience is necessary.

Regular Price: $105
Full-time Student: $70
Residents of Latin American countries: $70
UT Austin affiliates with current EID (UT Faculty, Staff, and Students): $50

New: Early Bird special pricing is $10 off until the end of Monday November 26th!

 

2. Inechichiuh, Ixahual: Iconography and Identity among the Aztec Gods and Goddesses -
Tuesday January 15, 9 am-5 pm

Workshop Leader: Elliot López-Finn

This is a one-day workshop with a focus on Nahua culture and religion. Come learn how to identify Aztec gods and goddesses!

This workshop will examine the role of regalia and ornamentation in the identification of Postclassic Mexican deities. Participants will work in groups to learn how to identify deities based on accoutrements and costume details. The workshop will use descriptions from Colonial Nahuatl texts to explore ceremonial regalia and the Aztec concepts of divine embodiment.

Regular Price: $85
Full-time Student: $60
Residents of Latin American countries: $60
UT Austin affiliates with current EID (UT Faculty, Staff, and Students): $45

New: Early Bird special pricing is $10 off until the end of Monday November 26th!

 

3. The Fabric of Maya Lives: Textiles from the UT Art and Art History Collection - 
Thursday, January 17, 9 am-5 pm

Workshop Leader: Astrid Runggaldier

This is a one-day workshop open to all who are interested in learning about Maya textiles and about the UT collections. 

The University of Texas at Austin has numerous collections across campus. In this one-day workshop you can explore the textiles of the UT Art and Art History Collection. Participants will learn about the history of the UT collections, about Maya weaving traditions, and about elements of textile identification though group activities. Participants also receive a boxed set of cards featuring Mesoamerican textiles from the UT collections.

Regular Price: $85
Full-time Student: $60
Residents of Latin American countries: $60
UT Austin affiliates with current EID (UT Faculty, Staff, and Students): $45

New: Early Bird special pricing is $10 off until the end of Monday November 26th!

 

4. Advanced Workshop: The Iconography and Epigraphy of Ancient Maya Regalia​  - 
Thursday January 17, 9 am-5 pm

Workshop Leader: David Stuart

This is a one-day workshop with a focus on the epigraphy and iconography of Maya regalia. Knowledge of Maya glyphs will be useful but not required.

This workshop will take a detailed look at the symbolisms of ancient Maya regalia and ritual attire. We will use an integrated approach based on both iconography and textual sources to focus on new interpretations of the following themes: (1) inauguration and “crowning” ceremonies, (2) ceremonial “costumes” and dress in the context of ritual impersonation and deity embodiment, and (3) cosmological and mythological aspects of ritual attire worn by kings and queens. 

Regular Price: $85
Full-time Student: $60
Residents of Latin American countries: $60
UT Austin affiliates with current EID (UT Faculty, Staff, and Students): $45

New: Early Bird special pricing is $10 off until the end of Monday November 26th!

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