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, Tulane University, 1994-

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

Related Experience

  • Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies, 2016-
  • 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

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 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; German; Italian; Nahuatl

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • 1998. Native Tradition in the Postconquest World. Editor, with Tom Cummins. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks.
  • 1994. Writing without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes. Editor, with Walter Mignolo. Durham: Duke University Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses

  • ARHS-3700-01: Pre-Colombian Art
  • ARHS-6510-01: Mexican Manuscript Painting
  • ARHS-6720-01: Seminar on Aztec Arts

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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