Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Lecture: “History, Identity and Cosmos: A New Analysis of the Aztec Calendar Stone”

Fri, March 24, 2017 | ART 1.120

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The 2016–2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series presents a talk by Professor David Stuart, “History, Identity and Cosmos: A New Analysis of the Aztec Calendar Stone.”

The Aztec Calendar Stone is perhaps the most iconic image of ancient Mexico and Mesoamerican civilization. But what does it represent? Two centuries of scholarship have produced many interpretations of the stone and its imagery, but few have considered its role as a monument in the larger urban landscape of ancient Tenochtitlan. This talk will present new interpretations of the Calendar Stone as an interactive sculpture, the upper surface of a platform once located in the city’s central plaza in front of the Palace of Moteuczoma II (Moctezuma).

David Stuart is the David and Linda Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Free and open to the public. Please note new location for this event!

For more information, contact Astrid Runggaldier.

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