Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: uptown campus
Hosted by Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute, this year's symposium will explore how the ancient Maya conceived, planned, and conducted warfare throughout their history. Recent research in the Maya area has dramatically enhanced our understanding of these topics. To approach this subject in a multi-disciplinary fashion, we are inviting archaeologists, ethnohistorians, and epigraphers working throughout Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. Moreover, Dr. Mathew Restall has already agreed to kick off our meetings with a Friday evening keynote address at the New Orleans Museum of Art touching upon ethnohistorical research on the nature of Colonial period warfare in the Maya area.
In employing a broad approach to the subject matter, we aim to draw the interest of a wide-ranging group of people - from the expert to the beginner. The 2018 symposium promises to be a memorable weekend spent exploring and discussing an intriguing and important anthropological topic. For further information about the program, please visit our website (mari.tulane.edu/TMS).