Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2015 Maya Teacher Workshop

March 19th, 2015 - March 20th, 2015

Location
Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
901 Convention Center Blvd.
Suite 118

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 12th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya. To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.

This year the workshop will be held at the Consulate of Mexico, in conjunction with an exhibit of the works of Jay A. Frogel entitled “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project.” Frogel mixes Frederick Catherwood drawings of ancient Maya sites with contemporary photographs to show the passage of time in these sites. The workshop will discuss basic information about the Maya, early explorers of the Maya area, and tips for teaching about the Maya in a global classroom. Cost of the workshop includes teaching materials, lunch on Friday, and a certificate of participation in the workshop.

The workshop will be held on Friday, March 20th, with a reception and viewing of the exhibit “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project” on Thursday evening.

Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time
Thursday Evening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
6 – 8 PM

Friday Teacher Workshop
Pre-registration Required
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
9 AM – 2 PM

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome Denise Woltering, Tulane University; Marcello Canuto, Tulane University; Ramón González Jameson, Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans

9:15 – 10:00 AM Forjando una Nación Roxanne Dávila, Tulane University

10:00 – 11:00 AM Archaeology and the History of the Maya Peoples: Continuities and Disjunctures Luke Auld-Thomas, Tulane University

11:00 – 12:00 PM Mexican Cultural Patrimony and the Maya Ramón Folch, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM Teaching Perspectives on the Maya Ellen Cohen, Metairie Park Country Day School

Optional Additional Activities:

4:00 – 5: 00 PM Tour of the NOMA Art of the Americas Collection

6:00 – 7:15 PM KEYNOTE LECTURE
Royal Burial Practices as Reflections of Challenging Times and Changing Tastes in Ancient Maya Courts William Fash, Harvard University

To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.

Central America + People
Judith Maxwell
Louise Rebevva Schawe and Williedell Schawe Memorial Professor- Linguistics and Anthropology