2022-2023 Lecture Series

Note: The Fall portion of our  2022-2023 Lecture Series will be held over Zoom, hosted by NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.  We  resume our in-person lectures at the IFA during Spring of 2023. For the first time our lectures will be hybrid (both in-person and real time Zoom). 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).

In person attendance takes place in the Lecture Hall of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (1 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075) and will be limited to 74 guests. NYU requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted (once eligible and by NYU’s deadline) with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine. Please read the following carefully: NYU’s Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements.

Friday, September 16, 2022—6:00 PM VIRTUAL (more info)
Rethinking Time and Cosmos in Central Mexico: New Insights from a Colonial Zapotec Corpus.
David Tavárez, Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College
Thursday, October 27, 2022—6:00 PM VIRTUAL (more info)
Jade, Gold, and the Iconography of Power in the Isthmo-Colombian Area
John Hoopes,  Professor, Department of  Anthropology, University of Kansas
Monday, December 12, 2022—6:00 PM VIRTUAL (more info)
Sand, wetlands and waves: sea-level rise, ancient territories and the maritime socioenvironmental context of pre-Columbian Puerto Rico

Isabel C. Rivera-Collazo, Director, Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and Associate Professor, Biological, Ecological and Human Adaptation to Climate Change,  Department of Anthropology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego


Tuesday, February 7, 2023—6:00 PM  HYBRID (more info)
“Castilla del Oro” and the Regional Evolution and Dissemination of Ancient Indigenous Metallurgic Iconography

Orlando Hernández Ying, Associate Curator, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 7, 2023—6:00 PM  HYBRID (more info)
Capturing Images in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico: Comanche Rock Art as a Theater of War

Severin Fowles, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Tuesday, April 11, 2023—6:00 PM  HYBRID  (more info)
From Moctezuma to Charles the Fifth: A glimpse into the Cultural Biography of an Ocelot-Hide Shield

Laura Filloy Nadal, Associate Curator for the Art of the Ancient Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York