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Thu, Jun 02


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Reading Group: A Study of Glyphic Text, Monumental Art, and Architecture

8-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Thursdays @ 2pm EST Led by Catherine Nuckols-Wilde

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Reading Group: A Study of Glyphic Text, Monumental Art, and Architecture

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Zoom Meeting

About the Event

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.

Ancient Maya queens and kings worked hard to establish, maintain, and communicate their power. They commissioned complex hieroglyphic texts, dedicated luxurious monumental art, and erected imposing architecture to build a legacy to their name. In this 8-week reading group, we will study the ways in which Maya rulers demonstrated their power to their courts, rivals, and subjects. As a participant in this reading group, you will hear stories of political intrigue, warfare, and complex dynasties. You will also learn to identify key hieroglyphic phrases, visual elements in royal costume, and types of architecture. Each week will focus on a different case study including well-known sites such as Palenque, Tikal, and Copán, and lesser-known sites like Dos Pilas and Piedras Negras. Our readings will include translations of hieroglyphic texts, scholarly publications, and excerpts from introductory textbooks. I invite you to join us as we study representations of Maya power together this summer.

8-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group

Thursdays @ 3pm EST

Start date: June 2nd

End date: July 21st

Participants only need to register for each Reading Group once, you will receive links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email.

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