Home / CarrascoFest: An Interdisciplinary Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor Davíd Carrasco: Saturday
March 04, 2023 8:45 AM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
More than 40 scholars, musicians, and artists from around the world are set to arrive at Tulane's Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Middle American Research Institute on March 3rd and 4th to pay homage to the renowned Mesoamerican religious historian, and Chicano activist, Davíd Carrasco. Dr. Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University and a recipient of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle award. His five decades of research on the history of religions has transcended disciplinary boundaries, uniting Mesoamerican studies, Latin American studies, Religious Studies, Archeology, and Anthropology.
The event will feature live music by Jose Cuellar and Pedro Morales, paintings by Ellen Elmes and George Yepes, feather work from María Olvido Pulido and Carlos Barrera, and a wide range of academic paper presentations. The latter will be part of a festschrift, a publication that will bring together contributions from Carrasco’s colleagues on major themes of his scholarly activity, including Mesoamerican Religion, the Religious Imagination, Borderlands, and the Chicano Experience.
This celebration brings together Carrasco’s former and current students, current colleagues, friends, and family. They include: Philip Arnold, Anthony Aveni, Molly Harbour Bassett, Elizabeth Hill Boone, Carlos Barrera, Laana Carrasco, Raymond Carr, Joi Carr, José Cuéllar, Alfredo García Garza, George González, William Fash, Laura Filloy Nadal, María Cecilia Holt, Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo, John Phillip Santos, Scott Sessions, Vincent Stanzione, Kris Lane, William Taylor, Dana Leibsohn, Leonardo López Luján, Ryan Christopher Jones, Chris Tirres, Roberto Mata, Pedro Morales, Eduardo Matos, Rebecca Mendoza, Kenneth Mills, Lois & James Middleton, Maria Olvido Pulido, María Luisa Parra, Devaka Premawardhana, Cristián Roa, Ryan Christopher Jones, Chris Tirres, Cristián Roa, Ryan Christopher Jones, Arthur Kleinman, Jacob Olupona, and Cornel West.
This event is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, and the Tulane Department of History.
Please find the program below.