Matos Lecture Series: El día que salió el Sol: Trece pasos y un canto

Date: 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:00pm

Location: 

Auditorio Jaime Torres Bodet, Museo Nacional de Antropología (México)

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Speaker: Alfredo López Austin, Professor Emeritus, Instituto de Investigaciones

LIVESTREAM at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0BxmZlbGsg&feature=youtu.be

The fall 2018 lecture of the Matos Lecture Series will be delivered by Alfredo López Austin, Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Anthropological Research at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). The lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EST at the Jaime Torres Bodet Auditorium of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The event will be live-streamed via the DRCLAS website.

Alfredo López Austin is a graduate of UNAM with a B.A. in Law and a Ph.D. in History. His research focuses on Mesoamerican history, with an emphasis in cosmovision, myth, ritual, and iconography. His most important publications include: Hombre-dios. Religión y política en el mundo náhuatl (1973; English edition: The Myth of Quetzalcoatl: Religion, Rulership, and History in the Nahua World); Cuerpo humano e ideología. Las concepciones de los antiguos nahuas (1980; English edition, The Human Body and Ideology: Concepts of the Ancient Nahuas); Los mitos del tlacuache. Caminos de la mitología mesoamericana (1990; English edition, The Myths of the Opossum); El conejo en la cara de la Luna. Ensayos sobre mitología de la tradición mesoamericana (1994; English edition, The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon); Tamoanchan y Tlalocan (1994; English edition, Tamoanchan, Tlalocan: Places of Mist). He has also coauthored, with Leonardo López Luján, El pasado indígena(1996; English edition, Mexico's Indigenous Past); Mito y realidad de Zuyuá. Serpiente Emplumada y las transformaciones mesoamericanas del Clásico al Posclásico (1999), and Monte Sagrado-Templo Mayor. El cerro y la pirámide en la tradición religiosa mesoamericana (2009). With Luis Millones, Professor López Austin has also written about the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions in comparative perspective: Dioses del Norte, dioses del Sur: Religiones y cosmovisión en Mesoamérica y los Andes (2015); and Los mitos y los tiempos. Creencias y narraciones de Mesoamérica y los Andes (2015). Professor López Austin is an emeritus member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers.

Harvard University established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in 2017 in an effort to renew its commitment to closer research and education collaboration with Mexico. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology and history, represented by the figure of Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s preeminent archaeologist. After an initial year in which Professor Matos Moctezuma himself delivered inaugural lectures in both Mexico City and Cambridge in fall and spring, respectively, two world-renowned experts on Mexican history will be invited to deliver the Matos Lectures each year until 2021, in Mexico City in the fall and in Cambridge in the spring.

 

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