Two-day conference to feature
Alfredo López Austin and other distinguished scholars
Friday, February 10 (State Playhouse) and
Saturday February 11 (Golden Eagle Ballroom).
.To pay homage to international Mesoamerican scholar Alfredo López Austin, the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles is hosting a conference to explore the culture, history and art of ancient sites in Mexico—the cities of Teotihuacan, Xochicalco, Cholula, Tula and Tenochtitlan.
The conference—entitled “Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan: Cultural Continuity in Central America”—features topics that range from archaeology to ulama, an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame. Other sessions will cover topics, such as Aztec and Teotihuacan new discoveries, codices, cosmology, architectural buildings, paintings and feather mosaic, and buried offerings.
The two-day conference will also feature distinguished scholars in the field of Mesoamerica: Eduardo Matos Moctezuma of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico and founder of the Templo Mayor Project; Diana Magaloni-Kerpel, director of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico; Leonardo López Luján, current director of the Templo Mayor Project; David Carrasco, professor of Mesoamerican Religion at Harvard University; John Pohl, adjunct professor of anthropology and art history at UCLA; Karl Taube, professor of anthropology at UC Riverside; and Kevin Terraciano, professor of history at UCLA.
For more information, contact Manuel Aguilar Moreno (MAguila2@calstatela.edu)