Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Eleventh Annual Maya Symposium: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages

March 20th, 2014 - March 23rd, 2014

Location
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

The Middle American Research Institute and Far Horizons, in collaboration with Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Museum of Art, are proud to present the Eleventh Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year's symposium, titled "On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages," will explore the many ways the ancient Maya moved across their landscape, whether for the sake of diplomacy, conquest, commerce, migration, or pilgrimage. The point of the symposium is to emphasize how integral long-distance communication was to ancient Maya society throughout its long history. This year's Maya Symposium will incorporate a wide variety of specialties such as archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics to explore the research being conducted on the ancient Maya civilization.

The annual K-12 teacher workshop will be located at the Audubon Aquarium and will begin Thursday evening, March 20th and all day Friday. For more information on the K-12 program, please visit here.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Karl Taube of the University of California, Riverside who will guide us through the rich world of Mesoamerican art. We will also host a viewing of the Precolumbian collection at NOMA. On Sunday, the Hieroglyphic Forum and the Workshops will focus on the role of women travelers in the Classic Maya civilization. Finally, throughout the weekend, we will also be featuring MARI’s exhibit, “Faces of the Maya.”

For more information and to register please visit the symposium website

Belize + People
Victoria Bricker
Professor Emerita - Anthropology