Author Archives: William Gassaway

PCSNY December Lecture

The Archipelago and the Arc of Time: Continuities across 2,000 Years of Pre-Columbian Caribbean Art Lawrence Waldron Assistant Adjunct Professor City University of New York As archaeological information about the ancient Antilles has become increasingly fine-grained, Caribbean pre-Columbianists have begun … Continue reading

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PCSNY November Lecture

Touch and Tactility in Ancient Maya Art Megan O’Neil Associate Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) This talk examines how the sense of touch is invoked or stimulated in ancient Maya art … Continue reading

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PCSNY October Lecture

Cosmic Order and Inka Rule Terence N. D’Altroy Loubat Professor of American Archaeology and Director of the Center for Archaeology Columbia University Many discussions of Inka rule focus on the domination of millions of people, by imposing military control, establishing sustainable governance, … Continue reading

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PCSNY September Lecture

Migration or Imitation? The Anomalous Appearance of Maya-Style Murals at the Central Mexican Site of Cacaxtla Andrew D. Turner Postdoctoral Associate in Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art Gallery Since their discovery in the mid 1970s, the Maya-style … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2017–2018 PCSNY lecture schedule

It is our great pleasure to share with you the full schedule for the 2017–2018 Pre Columbian Society of New York lecture series: Sep. 14, 2017—Andrew D. Turner, Postdoctoral Associate in the Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art … Continue reading

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PCSNY April Lecture—Mary E. Miller

The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our April lecture: Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina and Beyond Mary E. Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art and Senior Director of the Institute for the Preservation … Continue reading

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PCSNY March Lecture—Jeffrey Quilter

The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our March lecture: Tales of the Moche Kings and Queens: The Lords and Ladies of the Northern Deserts of Peru Jeffrey Quilter, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director, Peabody Museum … Continue reading

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PCSNY February Lecture—Simon Martin

Entangled Tesserae: Looking at Classic Maya Political Society Simon Martin University of Pennsylvania Museum For almost five decades Mayanists have sought an answer to one of the most important but elusive of questions in the field: how were the great … Continue reading

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2016–2017 Lectures

For the second season of the Pre-Columbian Society of New York lecture series (2016–2017), we featured the following presentations: Thursday, September 8, 2016—6:00 PM (event info) Ancient Architecture in the Mississippi Valley: Monumentality Seen and Unseen Anna Blume, Professor of … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Schedule of Speakers

It is our great pleasure to announce the Fall 2016 lecture program of the Pre-Columbian Society of New York (PCSNY), featuring groundbreaking research by established and emerging scholars working in all areas of the Pre-Columbian Americas: Thursday, September 8, 2016—6:00 … Continue reading

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