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:

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

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"


Past events include

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

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014 - videos are available on our Youtube channel

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



Other Events

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