miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

Penn Museum 31st Annual Maya Weekend "Recalling the Ancestors"

Maya Weekend Keynote Lecture

Ancestors at Copan and Quirigua: Acts of Remembrance
Acts of veneration for Maya royal ancestors at Classic Copan have rightfully received much attention in recent years. Equivalent acts at Classic Quirigua are less widely known. Dr. Wendy Ashmore, Professor of Anthropology, University of California Riverside, reviews traditions for recalling ancestors in each place, from commemoration of famed 5th-century Copan dynasty founder K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ and his counterpart at Quirigua, to a pair of historically pivotal 8th-century kings Waxaklahun-Ub’ah-K’awil (sometimes known as “18 Rabbit”) at Copan and the bold Quirigua lord who beheaded him in A.D. 738, K’ak’ Tiliw’ Chan Yo’at. The talk closes by recalling as well some more recent, deeply revered Mayanist ancestors. Cash bar available.

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maya Weekend 2013 Symposium

Recalling the Ancestors: Maya Traditions across Time
For ancient and contemporary Maya alike, ancestors are ever-present and fundamental to the sense of identity, heritage, power and place. Join the Penn Museum as we celebrate Maya ancestors and the cultural traditions through which communities engage them. Guests are treated to a full day of special Maya-related programming, with lectures from speakers including Dr. Charles Golden, Brandeis University, and Dr. Payson Sheets, University of Colorado Boulder; a Maya hieroglyph workshop from Simon Martin, Associate Curator, American Section; and much more. Registration required.

April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013
Penn Museum - Philadelphia 5:00PM
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Full Schedule for Saturday, April 20th
9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Maya Ancestors and Folded-time Epistemologies
Patricia A. McAnany
Kenan Eminent Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

10:00 am A Tradition of Trust in Modern and Ancient Maya Communities
Charles Golden
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Brandeis University

10:45 am Break

11:15 am Using “Eccentrics” to Access Spirits of Ancestors
Payson Sheets
University of Colorado, Boulder

12:00 to 1:30 pm Lunch Break- Box lunches available for purchase prior to day of event

Workshops (please chose one)
 1:30 to 2:30 pm Music Workshop – The Jaguar Speaks
John H. Burkhalter III
Independent Scholar

1:30 to 3:00 pm Glyph Workshop
Simon Martin
University of Pennsylvania

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm  Myth and Kin: Family Ties and Royal Authority at La Corona
Joanne Baron
University of Pennsylvania

4:15 pm Ancestral Landscapes and Pilgrimage in Lacandon Maya Culture
Joel W. Palka
Anthropology and Latin American Studies
University of Illinois, Chicago

5:00 pm Wrap-up