Entangled Tesserae: Looking at Classic Maya Political Society
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 cities of the Classic Maya organized politically? Although many of the disagreements have now been put to rest, every advance in our understanding has only brought us fresh challenges, as we seek to know not just the where, when, and who, but the how and why. Thus, progress is to be measured not in the accumulation of historical particulars, but in how well we can use that data to divine the principles of a political philosophy.
Thursday, February 9, 2017—6 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts–NYU
1 East 78th Street, New York City
Lecture will be followed by a reception in the Loeb Room