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Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

Lectures & Workshops

The museum is partnering with the Maya Society of Minnesota to present public programs in conjunction with Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. Monthly lectures and workshops will feature leading Mayanists who have been consultants on development of the exhibition.

No advanced registration is required. There is a special Maya Society membership for 2013-2014 that includes all lectures and half-day workshops. The cost is $50 for individuals and $80 for households. It can be purchased at the door of any of the events (cash or check payable to the Maya Society). View their membership form for additional information.

June 2013

LECTURE
Jaime AweAncient Maya Cave Rituals in Western Belize: Evidence for Human Response to Environmental Change
Jaime Awe, Director, Institute of Archaeology, Belize

Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
112 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

WORKSHOP
Forms and Function of Preclassic Maya Figurines from Cahal Pech, Belize
Jaime Awe, Director, Institute of Archaeology, Belize

Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
304 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul.
Cost: $10 (students free)

July 2013

LECTURE
Diane Z. ChaseThirty Years of Research at Caracol, Belize: Maya Archaeology in Long-Term Perspective
Diane Z. Chase, Pegasus Professor of Anthropology, Executive Vice Provost, University of Central Florida
Arlen F. Chase, Pegasus Professor and Chair of Anthropology Department, University of Central Florida

Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
118 Drew Science Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

WORKSHOP
Arlen F. ChaseMaya Religion as Viewed Through the Archaeological Record of Caracol, Belize
Diane Z. Chase, Pegasus Professor of Anthropology, Executive Vice Provost, University of Central Florida
Arlen F. Chase, Pegasus Professor and Chair of Anthropology Department, University of Central Florida

Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
118 Drew Science Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $10 (students free)

September 2013

LECTURE
Heather HurstThe Artists of Xultun: Recent Discoveries of Maya Mural Paintings
Heather Hurst, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College

Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
112 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

WORKSHOP
Maya Mural Painting Workshop: The Bonampak and San Bartolo Murals
Heather Hurst, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College

Saturday, September, 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
304 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $10 (students free)

October 2013

LECTURE
Nicholas A. HopkinsContinuity and Change in Maya Poetics and Storytelling
Nicholas A. Hopkins, Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology and Linguistics, Florida State University

Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
112 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

HIEROGLYPHIC WORKSHOP
The Art and Inscriptions of the Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Exhibition
Nicholas A. Hopkins, Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology and Linguistics, Florida State University

Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Hamline University)
Sunday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Science Museum of Minnesota - includes a tour of the exhibition)
Cost: $70 Science Museum of Minnesota / Maya Society of Minnesota members; $80 non-members; $40 students and K-12 teachers
Registration Information

November 2013

SYMPOSIUM
pyramidResilience and Sustainability: What Are We Learning from the Maya and Other Ancient Cultures?
Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9

University of Minnesota and the Science Museum of Minnesota
This conference for scholars in archaeology, earth sciences, climate studies, and sustainability studies will explore new ways of thinking about knowledge production in areas that cut across all these fields. Participants will focus on opportunities for collaboration in research that will contribute to enhanced understandings of past, present, and future aspects of survival and sustainability. The conference is open to the public.
Cost: $60 Science Museum of Minnesota / Maya Society of Minnesota members; $80 non-members; $60 educators; $30 students
Registration Information

LECTURE
Patricia A. McAnanyHeritage without Irony: Archaeologists, Indigenous Mayan Communities & the Democratization of Knowledge
Patricia A. McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
112 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

December 2013

LECTURE
Simon MartinHierarchy and Hegemony in the Classic Maya World
Simon Martin, Associate Curator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
112 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $5 (free for students)

WORKSHOP
The Serpent Story: Deciphering a Major Maya Kingdom
Simon Martin, Associate Curator, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
304 Anderson Center
Hamline University - St. Paul
Cost: $10 (students free)