viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012

Maya Meetings Logo 2012 Maya Meetings: Beyond the Glyphs: Ancient Maya Inscriptions as Literature

2012 Maya Meetings:
Beyond the Glyphs: Ancient Maya Inscriptions as Literature

The 2012 Maya Meetings will take place at Casa Herrera, UT-Austin’s academic and conference center for Mesoamerican studies. Casa Herrera is a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion located near the center of Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial capital. 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 is excited to be able to take the Maya Meetings to the land of the Maya, to expand this spirit of learning and exchange. The 2012 Maya Meetings will offer a combination of learning workshops and Symposium. Workshops focusing on hieroglyphs will run for four days from March 12 through 14. Symposium will take place on March 15.

he 2012 Maya Meetings will be held at Casa Herrera.

March 12-14, 2012


Beginner Hieroglyph Workshop in English
Beginner Hieroglyph workshop in Spanish
Advanced Hieroglyph Workshop
Narrative Structures of Maya Texts

March 15, 2011


The 2012 Maya Meetings in Antigua will be the first international conference
devoted to the topic of ancient Maya literature. 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 studying
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?


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