Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Roxanne Dávila Lecture: "Encounters with American Antiquity"

October 22nd, 2010
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location
The Latin American Library Gallery
4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University

Please join us for an exhibit opening and talk by Roxanne Dávila, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, titled “Encounters with American Antiquity: Artists, Explorers, and Scholars at the Maya Ruins (1822-1930).”

All are invited to the reception immediately following the talk.
The lecture will be in English.

Roxanne Dávila has been a Visiting Research Professor at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University since 2009, and currently teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has published extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century Mexican and Central American literature and intellectual history. Dr. Dávila’s current research focuses on nineteenth-century travelers, explorers and scholars who studied the ancient Maya ruins in the early nineteenth century. She focuses on early scholars and artists from Mexico, Yucatán, and Guatemala, as well as from Europe and the United States. She is currently completing a book entitled Inventing the Ancient Maya: Travelers, Explorers, and Scholars in the Early Nineteenth Century (1822-1844) which addresses knowledge production related to American antiquity, and analyzes textual and visual representations of the Maya ruins.

This event is made possible by the Zemurray Foundation through the Doris Stone Endowment to the Latin American Library.

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