IMS Events

 

The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies regularly hosts guest lectures and organizes events related to interests of the university and local community. You can catch up on some of our past talks on our Youtube Channel. If you would like to share with us your current Mesoamerican research, please feel free to contact us.

IMS is pleased to present:

May 10-12, Northeast Nahuatl Conference. Alumni House, University at Albany-SUNY.
March 8, 3:30-5:30 pm, Fine Arts 126: Alfarería yucunchana: Traditional pottery-making in the Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca. A film by Dr. Pérez Rodríguez (University at Albany, SUNY)
 
 

Yucunchano pottery

Past events include

Fall 2018

November 16, 3:30 pm, FA126: Guest lecture by Santiago Juarez (Colgate University) "Archaeology at the Frontiers: The Preclassic Site of Noh K’uh".

Spring 2018

April 28, 3:00 pm, FA126: IMS Board Member lecture by Dr. Joanna Dreby (University at Albany, SUNY) "Social Class and Children's Food Practices in Mexican Migrant Households"

April 23, 3-8pm, Campus Center Ballroom: Day of Triqui Culture, with Triquis Sin Fronteras and the University at Albany Student Association.

Spring 2017

March 10, 3pm, FA 126: Guest lecture by Dr. Verenice Heredia Espinoza (El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C.) "The Segmentary State Model and its Application to the Teuchitlán Tradition of Jalisco, México"

February 24, 3pm, FA 126: Guest lecture by Dr. Scott AnderBois (Brown University) "Yucatec Maya Discourse Particles and the Structure of Speech Arts"

Fall 2016

October 28: Guest lecture by Dr. Amy Frappier (Skidmore College) "Mud and the Maya 'Megadroughts': Two Millennia of Environmental Context from Northern Yucatán Stalagmite Records of Hydroclimate and Compound Extreme Events"

October 7: IMS Board Member lecture by Dr. Jennifer Burrell (University at Albany, SUNY) "Todos Somos Seguridad: Municipal Governance, Security and Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Guatemala"

Spring 2016

April 10: Día de la Cultura Triqui en el Distrito Capital /Day of Triqui Culture in the Capital District/O̱ güíí se cha'anj nij síí chihan' ma̱n Distrito Capital

February 26: Guest lecture by Dr. Peter Rohloff (Wuqu' Kawoq| Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala & Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston), "'Agile Health': Using Teamwork and Grassroots Organizing to Build a Different Kind of Healthcare in Maya Guatemala"

Fall 2015

September 25th: Guest lecture by Dr. Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos (Yale University), "Cotzumalhuapa: The Archaeology of Urbanism in Pacific Guatemala"

November 13: Guest lecture by Dr. Louise Burkhart (University at Albany, SUNY), "Pictography and Memory in Seventeenth-Century Atzaqualco, Mexico"

Spring 2015

February 25th: Guest lecture by Luz Rivera (Mexico's National Urban and Peasant Council) "Maíz y el País: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn's Lessons for Justice."

April 12: Day of Triqui Culture. The occasion recognized San Juan Copala Triquis' distinct cultural contributions to the Albany area.

April 19th: Symposium on Triqui Transnational Migration Experiences: Health, Labor, & Language

May 1st: Mesoamerican Codices at the University at Albany – a Comprehensive Collection

Fall 2014

September 28th: Guest lecture by Bernardo Ramirez Rios (Skidmore College) "Basketball and Community: Sporting Migrants in Oaxaca, Mexico and Los Angeles, California"

November 7th: Guest lecture by Christian DiCanio (Haskins Laboratories and University at Buffalo, SUNY) "The Sounds of Triqui: Quantitative Approaches to Language Description and its Ramifications for Historical Change."

Spring 2014 - videos are available on our Youtube channel

February 28th: Guest lecture by Jeanne Simonelly (Wake Forest University) "Zapatistas: Twenty Years of Building Community".

April 11th : Guest lecture by Doug Kenett (Penn State University) "Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change".

April 11th: Guest lecture by Leigh Binford (College of Staten Island) "Human Rights and Transitional Justice in El Mozote Massacre"

April 12: Day of Triqui Culture. The occasion recognized San Juan Copala Triquis' distinct cultural contributions to the Albany area, with the presentation traditional foods, a dance performance, and handicrafts. Dr. Aaron Broadwell, Triqui language consultant, Román López, and their students highlighted their research, especially a massive Copala Triqui-Spanish-English audiovisual dictionary (http://copalatriqui.webonary.org/).

The Times Union article "Keeping a language alive" ca be accessed here. Make sure to take a look at our Triqui textiles page!

Fall 2013

Guest lecture by Anthony Aveni (Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology), "Calendrics, Astronomy, and Math at the "Xultun Institute of Advanced Study."

November 8th: Guest lecture by Marilyn Masson (University at Albany, SUNY & IMS) and Bradley Russell (Saint Rose College, IMS, National Geographic), "Anthropogenic, Economic, and Sacred Landscape Studies at Mayapan, Summer 2013."

 

 

Other Events

The Department of Anthropology, University at Albany also hosts lecture series: