Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Elizabeth Boone

Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies

Contact Info
eboone@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., College of William and Mary, Fine Arts, 1970
  • M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Art History, 1977

Academic Experience

  • Research Associate, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1995-
  • Professor, Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, Tulane 1994-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Mexico; Art History; Pre-Columbian Art; Colonial Art of Mexico; Aztecs

Related Experience

  • Chair, Art Department, Tulane University, 1997-2000, 2008-2011
  • Associate Chair, Art History, Tulane University, 2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2012-2013
  • Advisory Board for the Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Art and Archaeology, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 1996-2000
  • Editorial Board and Area Editor, The Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, Oxford University Press, 1996-2000
  • Director, Pre-Columbian Studies and Curator, Pre-Columbian Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, 1983-1995
  • Coordinating Curator, Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan, National Gallery of Art, 1983-1984

Distinctions

  • Recipient, H. B. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Mesoamerican Studies, Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Peabody Museum, Harvard University, October 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2012
  • Corresponding Member, Academia Mexicana de la Historia
  • President, American Society of Ethnohistory, 2009-2010
  • Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 2006-2008
  • Association for Latin American Art Book Award, for Stories in Red and Black, 2001
  • Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 1993-1994
  • Recipient, Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico, 1990
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1986-1987

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Nahuatl

Overseas Experience

  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Guatemala

Selected Publications

  • 2017 “Seeking Indianness: Christoph Weiditz, the Aztecs, and Feathered Amerindians,” issue edited by Marcy Norton and Ralph Bauer. Colonial Latin American Review 26, 1:39-61.
  • 2017. “Discurso en imagines: la producción Azteca de textos cristianos,” edited by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Ángela Ochoa. Del saber ha hecho su razón de ser: Homenaje a Alfredo López Austin, vol. 2, pp. 27-43. Mexico.
  • 2011. Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America. Editor with Gary Urton. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks.
  • 2007. Cycles of Time and Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • 2005. Painted Books and Indigenous Knowledge in Mesoamerica: Manuscript Studies in Honor of Mary Elizabeth Smith. Editor. New Orleans: Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University.
  • 2000. Stories in Red and Black: The Pictorial Histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Colonial Art of Latin America, Seminar on Mexican Manuscript Painting, Sixteenth-century Mexico

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3

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