New Research & Reports from the Field: Friday, 9 March 2007, from 9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Speakers include Mary Miller, Yale University; Simon Martin, Penn Museum, on the Paintings of Calakmul; Karl Taube, UC Riverside. From 2:00 — 5:30 p.m.: Megan O’Neil, University of Southern California; R. Jon McGee, Texas State University, on the contemporary Lacandon; Joel Palka , University of Illinois, Chicago, on Lacandon archaeology; David Pentecost, independent filmmaker & The Daily Glyph editor, on the Usumacinta region today.
Keynote Address & Bienvenida Reception: Friday, 9 March 2007, from 6:30 — 9:30 p.m. Friday evening Professor Peter Mathews will share experiences from his career, including working along the Río Usumacinta. A welcoming reception follows in the future UT Visual Arts Center (VAC) galleries; house the future administrative home of The Mesoamerica Center and Maya Meetings at Texas. At the reception: Delectables & cash bar. Note to the longtime attendees: Prof. Mathews’s keynote is not the general introduction, which he has given in a similar time slot in the past.
Specialized Workshops: Monday — Wednesday, 12-14 March, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Specialized Workshops will meet in the future UT VAC in the Art Building, on the corner of 23rd and San Jacinto.
1 Introduction to Maya Glyphs — Peter Mathews, Latrobe University Victoria, & Nick Carter, UT-Austin.
2 Introducción a los jeroglifos mayas —[N.B.: meets partly with 1 above and as a breakout group in Spanish; parte del tiempo se reune con el taller 1 arriba, y parte en su propio grupo español]
3 Northern Inscriptions, Maya Codices, and the Books of the Chilam Balam — Bruce Love.
4 Iconography of Maya Painted Vases — Justin Kerr, Kerr Gallery.
5 The Mixtec Codex Workshop —Robert Williams, UT Austin & Texas State University, and John Pohl, Princeton University.
6 Yaxchilan Inscriptions [Intermediate Level] — Erik Boot, Independent Scholar, & Alex Tokovinine, Harvard University [Pre-requisite: Introduction to Maya Glyphs or previous Maya decipherment].
7 Advanced Maya Glyphs & Grammar — Marc Zender, Harvard University, & Barbara Mcleod, Independent Scholar.
All beginners are strongly advised to enroll in the entry-level workshop, “Introduction to Maya Glyphs.” Information on meeting locations will be updated at: http://www.utmaya.org/, http://www.utmesoamerica.org/, and on the UT Mesoamerica Center discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to time contraints, updates may appear only after March 21 (when I return from the Maya Meetings and a short [investigative] holiday).