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UCLA Zapotexts Group

Workshop to present and discuss the latest research on Zapotec Texts. Presentations by Prof. Aaron Broadwell (University of Albany SUNY) and Prof. David Tavarez (Vassar College).

Friday, April 23, 2010
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
(History Conference Room)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

"How Much Can You Trust the Priests? Interpreting Missionary Linguists in New Spain"
-- Presentation by Aaron Broadwell

George Aaron Broadwell is Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department of the University at Albany, State University of New York. His research focuses on indigenous languages of North America and Mesoamerica. His recent books include A Choctaw Reference Grammar and The Legend of the Sun and the Moon: A Copala Triqui Legend.

"Literate Idolatries: Writing, Power, and Clandestine Zapotec Texts in Colonial Mexico"
-- Presentation by David Tavárez

David Tavárez, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College, is an ethnohistorian and linguistic anthropologist. His publications on colonial evangelization projects and Nahua and Zapotec religious practices include many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His forthcoming book on these topics is entitled "Invisible Wars: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico" (Stanford, 2011), and he is a co-editor and co-translator of "Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's Conquista de México" (Stanford, 2010), a critical edition of a Nahua historian's rewriting of a canonical conquest chronicle by López de Gómara.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Xochitl Flores-Marcial

Download file: flyerforZapotexts.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute

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