2021-2022 Lecture Series

Note: Our entire 2021-2022 Lecture Series will be held over Zoom and hosted by NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.  We require advanced registration for both virtual and  in-person presentations. Please reserve your place by clicking the “more information” links below. Registration links are posted just as soon as they are made available (if you don’t see it, please check back with us).
Monday, September 13, 2021—6:00 PM VIRTUAL (more info)
Connecting the Dots: Tracing Teotihuacan’s Imperial Presence in Early Classic Mesoamerica
Jesper Nielsen, Associate Professor and Head of Studies, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021—6:00 PM  VIRTUAL (more info)
Gobernantes de piedra: A Reinterpretation of Postclassic Huastec Sculptures
Kim Richter. Senior Research Specialist, Getty Research Institute.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021—6:00 PM  VIRTUAL (more info)
The Power and Agency of Corporal Animal Forms: Ritualized Animals from Copan, Honduras
Nawa Sugiyama, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA
Wednesday, January 26, 2022—6:00 PM  VIRTUAL (more info)
New Flavors and Old Responses: El Niño, Disaster, and Resilience on the Coast of Peru
Daniel Sandweiss, Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary and Climate Studies,
Cooperating Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Global Policy, University of Maine
Wednesday, February 9, 2022—6:00 PM   CANCELLED   (event info)
Storytelling in the Round:
Architectural Form and Motif in Paracas Sculptural Ceramics
Lisa DeLeonardis, Austen-Stokes Professor in the Art of the Ancient Americas, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of the History of Art
Tuesday, March 8, 2022—6:00 PM  VIRTUAL
A Society of Kings: Deciphering Classic Maya Politics
Simon Martin, Associate Curator and Keeper, Penn Museum and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, April 11, 2022—6:00 PM  VIRTUAL
Recovering the Floral Fragrance of Ancient Maya Ritual: Pollen Evidence from Copan, Honduras (event info)
Cameron L. McNeil, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lehman College, CUNY