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Jaguars, Eagles and Feathered Serpents: Mesoamerica Re-explored An Homage to Michael Coe

Jaguars, Eagles and Feathered Serpents: Mesoamerica Re-explored An Homage to Michael Coe

This conference will be held at California State University Los Angeles.


I will update with more details as they become available.



Friday, April 12, 2013

8:00 am           Registration

9:30 am           Opening Remarks

9:45 am           Leonardo López Luján (INAH)
Urban Archaeology in Downtown Mexico City and the Proyecto Templo Mayor

10:15 am         Saburo Sugiyama (Arizona State / INAH) / Tenoch Medina (INAH)
Time and space Materialized in the Templo Mayor Architecture: A New 3D Map of the Sacred Precinct of Tenochtitlan

15 minute break

11:00 am         María Barajas Rocha (INAH)
Conservation of the Tlaltecuhtli Monolith and Archaeological Objects Recovered During the 7th Field Season of Proyecto Templo Mayor

11:30 am         Ximena Chávez Balderas (INAH)
Effigies of the Dead: Ritual Decapitation and Skull Modification at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan

12:00 pm         Amaranta Arguelles (INAH)
A Cosmogonic Ritual at the Foot of the Tenochtitlan’s Templo Mayor

12:30 pm lunch

1:45 pm          Leonardo López Luján (INAH)
Tenochtitlan’s Gold: The Archaeological Collection of Proyecto Templo Mayor

2:30 pm          John M.D. Pohl (UCLA)
The Toltec Ballgame: Rewards, Titles and Position in Postclassic Society

15 minute break

3:30 pm              Guilhem Olivier (UNAM)
Myth and Ritual of Access to Power in the Central Part of the Codex Borgia: A Proposal

4:15 pm          Manuel Aguilar-Moreno (CSULA)
The Millenialist Utopia of the Indian Jerusalem: Indian-Christian Art and Transculturation in 16th Century Mexico

5:30 pm          Q & A

6 pm               Reception with Mexican Snacks and Mariachi



Saturday, April 13, 2013

8:30 am          Registration

9:30 am          Opening Remarks

9:45 am          Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers (CalPoly Pomona)
Tlaloc on the Coast: Teotihuacan and Los Horcones, Chiapas

10:30 am         Megan O’Neil (BMCC-CUNY)
Topic TBA

15 minute break

11:30 am            Oswaldo Chinchilla (Yale)
Atle itlacauhca, without Flaw: The Young Gods of the Maya and Aztec

12:15 am         Mary Miller (Yale)
The Bonampak Murals: A Performance at the Maya Court

1 pm lunch

2:15 pm         Stephen D. Houston (Brown)
Run, Don’t Walk: Sacred Movement among the Classic Maya

3:00 pm         Robert H. Cobean (INAH)
Research at Ancient Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico: The Recent INAH Projects

15 minute break

4:00 pm              Karl Taube (UCR)
The Living Faces of Maize of Ancient Mesoamerica

4:45 pm          Award Ceremony

5:15 pm          Michael Coe (Yale)
Chocolate and the Mesoamerican Mind

6:00 pm          Q & A

6:30 pm          Autograph & Photograph Opportunities



ADMISSION: $15 Public / $10 All University Students / CSULA students receive an ASI discount

For more details follow us on Facebook:  AHS (Art History Society at CSULA)

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Across the Americas – 2/1/2013 at the University of Arizona

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Across the Americas – 2/1/2013 at the University of Arizona

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries

   Across the Americas

University of Arizona, Center for Latin American Studies Human Rights Initiative


Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, Rogers College of Law

Friday, February 1, 2013

8:30am – 6pm

Arizona Historical Society

949 E. 2nd Street

The objective of this one day conference is to bring to the fore a range of issues and concerns with regard to natural resource extraction on indigenous lands across the Americas. Drawing on a human rights framework the conference participants examine some of the multiple, complex responses by indigenous peoples to the social, juridical and environmental dimensions of extraction. Recent examples from Chile to Mesoamerica to the United States, Canada and the Russian Far North illustrate the timeliness of such an examination.


The conference intends to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and practices among social science and legal scholars, activists and between the university and the community at large. We broaden our scope geographically to open a discussion about the commonalities and contradictions that ordinary indigenous people face on their homelands. The Center for Latin American Studies will interview and film with each participant at the conference about their work. These five minute video clips will be made available on their UA LAS website.


Provisional Program


8:00 coffee


8:30 Yaqui Pascua opening ceremony( not confirmed)


8:45 Dean JP Jones, College of Social and Behavioral Science – Welcome

9:00 Professor Linda Green, Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Associate Professor of Anthropology – opening remarks, moderator



9:15  Dr. Salvador Aquino, anthropologist, CIESAS, Pacifico Sur,  Cuidad de  Oaxaca, Mexico  “Si a la vida, no a la mineria: Large scale mining exploitation and the challenges confronting indigenous peoples in Mexico”


10:15 coffee break



10:30 Professor Benadict Colombi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American Indian Studies, UA, “Kamchatka: Mapping Indigenous Cartographies and Extractive Industries”

11:00 Professor Dana Powell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Appalachian State University  “Extractive Industries have productive effects: Energy activism on the Dine Nation”

11:30 Mr. Manuel Prieto, PhD student, School of Geography and Development, UA “The Chilean Water Reforms: Mining and Dispossession of the Atacameno People”

12:00 Mr. Cory Schott, PhD candidate, Dept. of History, UA “Colonial Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries in the Americas

12:15 Mr. Sebastian Quinac, “Reporting from the “Encouentro del Pueblos de MesoAmerica “, Sierra de Oaxaca, January 2013


12:30 Discussion


12:45-1:30 lunch hosted by LAS and IPLPP


1:30 Professor Robert A.Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies,  Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program,UA- “Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights to Ancestral Lands in Historical and Contemporary Perspective:Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group v. Canada”

2:30 Professor James Hopkins, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, UA, “Rio Yaqui Land and Water Rights and the Agro-Chem Industrial Complex”

3:00  Ms. Seanna Howard, Staff Attorney, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program—“Maya Community of Southern Belize and Western Shoshone: Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American Human Rights System”

3:30 “Arizona Tribes, Extractive Industries and Indigenous Human Rights”- (speaker TBA)


Mr. Austin Nunez, Chairman, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation—Mining, Water and O’odham lands (not confirmed)

Mr. Vernon Masayesva, Founder and Director of The Black Mesa Trust and former Tribal Chairman of The Hopi Nation—coal mining, water and Hopi lands (not confirmed)


4:30 Discussion


5:30-6:15 Closing Ceremony and Performance – Institute for Latin American Studies Leaders, cultural exchange from Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.


Co- sponsors: American Indian Studies, Institute for the Environment, Confluence Center, Department of History, School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development


Big-H Graduate Student Conference at UC Berkeley

Big-H Graduate Student Conference at UC Berkeley

Second Annual Berkeley International and Global History (Big-H) Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers


“Actors and Agency in the International Past”


The Berkeley International and Global History (Big-H) committee invites graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to submit proposals for the Second Annual Berkeley International and Global History (Big-H) Graduate Student Conference to take place at the University of California, Berkeley, on March 15-16, 2013.


In recent years, historians have offered new kinds of stories about the past to describe and explain processes that transcend nation-state boundaries. These efforts challenge us to reconsider our understandings of responsibility and power in history and in particular, who and what can effect change.  This conference will consider the transnational histories and agency of non-state actors—such as people, ideas, cultures, environments, businesses, commodities, institutions-–as well as their encounters, collaboration, and conflict with state actors.


How and under what conditions have non-state actors been able to influence the actions of states?  For example, how have businesses and states collided or cooperated in history?


How have non-human actors, including microbes, plants, and animals, aided or undermined the actions of states?


How do actors working at a local scale shape, import, and change international and global processes and narratives?


It is the intent of the conference organizers to put scholars in dialogue across regional and temporal specializations in the hope that broad comparison might reveal recurrent historical dynamics. While we welcome researchers who study the general processes of international change we also welcome specialists of particular regions who seek to position their work within a broader geographic framework. Specialists from Berkeley and beyond will provide commentary on the papers. The conference will conclude with a plenary session, at which several leading scholars in the field of international and global history will discuss broad issues pertaining to the theme of the conference.


Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in participating in the conference should submit a one-page paper proposal and one-page curriculum vitae (in Word, RTF, or PDF format) to Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their paper drafts.  We will not accept panel proposals. Applications must be received by October 15, 2012, in order to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made in November. For additional information, please e-mail the conference organizers at

Pancho Villa at Mexico's National Archive

Pancho Villa at Mexico's National Archive

A colloquium and exposition at the AGN:
“El Archivo General de la Nación, Enlace Cultural Villa-Zapata (ECVIZA) le invitan cordialmente al coloquio y exposición titulados

Pancho Villa en Lecumberri
A cien años de su reclusión el la Penitenciaría del D.F.

Jueves 7 de junio de 2012
Archivo General de la Nación
Entrada Libre
Exposición: 15:30 horas
Cafetería “El Apando”.
Coloquio: 16:00 horas
Auditorio Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl

Dra. Guadalupe Villa Guerrero, Instituto Mora
Etnohist. Armando Ruiz Aguilar, ECVIZA
Biól. Agustín Villa García, ECVIZA

Eduardo Molina 113 (entrada por Héroe de Nacozari)
Colonia Penitenciaria Ampliación
Delegación Venustiano Carranza
México, Distrito Federal.”

CFP: Evangelization and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico

CFP: Evangelization and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico

A CFP has been sent out for a conference to be held in Mexico City November 23-24, 2012. The conference will be held at the Mexico City campus of Alliant International University.

“Paper proposals (title and abstract along with cv) should be
submitted to Dr. Robert Jackson at Papers should
deal with Evangelization and cultural change or continuity in colonial”

AGN (Mexico) Remembers Mexico's First Military Victory Against an Invading Army

AGN (Mexico) Remembers Mexico's First Military Victory Against an Invading Army

El Archivo General de la Nación y Fomento Cultural Banamex, A. C.
tienen el honor de invitarlo a la inauguración de la magna exposición:

“A 150 años de la Batalla de Puebla”
Esta muestra hace un recorrido histórico por los sucesos y personajes que dieron la primera gran victoria a México contra un ejército extranjero e invasor.

Sábado 19 de mayo de 2012, 12:00 horas.
Sala de Banderas.

Esta exposición se mantendrá abierta del 19 de mayo al 12 de octubre de 2012.

Agradecemos confirmar su asistencia al teléfono: 51 33 99 00, ext. 19306
o al correo electrónico:

Para realizar esta magna exhibición se ha invitado a participar a las siguientes instituciones: Fomento Cultural Banamex, A. C., Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso , Biblioteca Xavier Clavigero de la Universidad Iberoamericana , Archivo Histórico de la Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional, Fototeca Nacional del INAH, Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec, Museo Nacional de Las Intervenciones, Museo Regional de Puebla, Mapoteca Manuel Orozco y Berra, Archivo General del Estado de Puebla, Archivo General Municipal de Puebla, Archivo de Zacapoaxtla en Puebla, Archivo de Tecamachalco en Puebla así como el Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos INDIe.

Cuba Today Conference – 5/22/12

Cuba Today Conference – 5/22/12

Cuba Today Conference


05/22/2012, 08:30am-06:00pm
Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas, Weaver Conference Center
Open to: Public

Featuring presentations from top scholars, policy analysts, and officials from Cuba and the U.S., the Cuba Today conference will focus on important economic and political developments on the island and bilateral relations. Topics of discussion will include economic policy under Raúl Castro, changes to the Cuban Communist Party, Church-State relations, offshore oil exploration, and U.S. policy toward Cuba.

Confirmed speakers and moderators include:

•    Dr. Margaret Crahan, Research Scholar, Columbia University
•    Daniel Erikson, Senior Advisor at Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
•    Dr. Richard Feinberg, Professor, IR/PS
•    Dr. Rafael Hernández, Editor, Temas Journal
•    Collin Laverty, Master’s candidate, IR/PS and President, Cuba Educational Travel LLC
•    Arturo Lopez-Levy, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
•    Jorge R. Piñon, Research Fellow, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, The University of Texas at Austin
•    Pamela Starr, Professor, University of Southern California
•    Sarah Stephens, Executive Director, Center for Democracy in the Americas
•    Dr. Juan Triana Cordoví, Professor, Center for Studies on the Cuban Economy, University of Havana
•    Dr. Ray Walser, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

Download the schedule of panels and presenters here: CubaTodayConferenceSchedule.pdf


Click here to register for the conference plus lunch for $15. Credit card payments taken on our secure wesbsite.

Click here to register for free, conference only, lunch not included, by email to Cuba Today. Please include you first and last name and the number of seats you are requesting.

Conference sponsored by the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies (CILAS) at UC San Diego.

Call for Graduate Participation: "Indisciplines of Enlightenment: Firsts, Origins, Foundations" (seminar, July 19-22, 2012)

Call for Graduate Participation: "Indisciplines of Enlightenment: Firsts, Origins, Foundations" (seminar, July 19-22, 2012)

Call for Graduate Participants: “Indisciplines of Enlightenment: Firsts, Origins, Foundations” (seminar, July 19-22, 2012)

We seek graduate student participants in an interdisciplinary summer seminar co-organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley) at UC Berkeley, July 19-22, 2012. The seminar, “Indisciplines of Enlightenment: Firsts, Origins, Foundations,” is part of the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on “The Material Cultures of Knowledge 1500-1830” ( Confirmed faculty participants include Amir Alexander, David Bates, Adriana Craciun, Ian Duncan, Darcy Grigsby, Sarah Kareem, Janet Sorenson. (Other faculty participants to be confirmed …)

“Indisciplines of Enlightenment” aims to reconfigure our disciplinary histories in light of recent work on the cultural, geographic and historical legacies of empire, science, travel and exploration in the global eighteenth century and its plural Enlightenments. Invoking the early scientific voyages of exploration of La Condamine, Maupertuis, Cook, La Perouse, Humboldt and Darwin, our seminar seeks to answer two questions that have not previously been addressed collaboratively in any extensive way. 1) What are the relations among concepts of the first, of the origin or original, of the foundation, in Enlightenment discourses? 2) Looking at modern disciplines in relation to one another, and specifically through their shared preoccupation with their own disciplinary origin myths and with firsts of their kind, how can we rewrite twenty-first century trajectories of disciplinary innovation and integration?

We aim to publish a special issue of a scholarly journal devoted to “Indisciplines of Enlightenment,” to which faculty and graduate student participants would have the option of contributing work emerging from the seminar. We would fund UC participants’ travel, accommodation and meals while at the seminar. We are happy to consider a limited number of self-funded graduate students from outside the University of California system, but due to funding restrictions in those cases we could not provide travel or accommodation costs, and would ask for a $150 registration fee to help cover the cost of conference meals, which would be provided for all participants. Graduate students from across the humanities and social sciences and from all UC campuses are invited to apply by emailing a CV and 1-2 paragraphs stating how this seminar connects to and would benefit their research plans, to the seminar organizers ( and by May 1, 2012. Further details available at