Thu, Jun 01|
5-Week SASA Reading Group: Reading Maya Mythology in Codex-Style Ceramics
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Thursdays at 4 pm Eastern Time Led by Catherine Nuckols.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
About the Event
This reading group introduces participants to key mythological themes in Classic Maya (250-900 CE) material culture, particularly as seen on a subset of ceramic vessels known as “codex-style” vessels. After a brief introduction to Classic Maya mythology, we will read about and discuss three common and lesser-known mythical themes found on codex-style vessels. For each week, participants will receive a digital image of the ceramic vessels to be discussed, a translation of key texts from that vessel, and one or two academic articles that provide important background information on the theme to be discussed. During the weekly meeting, we will discuss insights, questions, and connections that participants encountered while doing the reading. We will conclude the reading group with a broad discussion of what we know (and still don’t know) about Classic Maya mythology. No previous knowledge of Maya hieroglyphic writing or art is required for this reading group. Participants of previous reading groups are warmly welcomed!
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group
Thursdays at 4 pm Eastern Time
Start date: June 1st
End date: June 29th
MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM LINK. The same link will be used for all sessions.