Jason Garcia/Okuu Pin - Documenting the Ever Changing Cultural Landscape of KhaPo Owingeh

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Using traditional materials and traditional Pueblo pottery techniques, along with various printmaking techniques, including lithography, serigraphy, and intaglio etching, Garcia feels that it is important to keep alive the ceramic traditions that have been passed down to him since time immemorial. Garcia feels that these materials and techniques connect him to his ancestral past and landscape, but also connects him and his future generations to their Tewa cultural traditions. The printmaking media is another way of creating and teaching these stories and traditions to a greater audience.

Simon Martin - Kings and Overkings: The Political Culture of the Classic Maya 250-900 CE

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
> Location to be determined

"Kings and Overkings: The Political Culture of the Classic Maya 250-900 CE"
By Simon Martin

Classic Maya political organization has been a contested topic for almost a century and, even though advances in deciphering the Maya script has brought many of these debates to a close, much remains to be done. Only now, with greatly improved textual and material data-sets, are we able to move from basic questions to the richer and more complex ones that lie beyond. This talk describes how unravelling complex political hierarchies continues to offer new ways to understand this ancient American civilization.

Lecture by Morag Kersel (DePaul University)

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

A lecture by Dr. Morag Kersel (DePaul University) on new approaches and reactions to cultural heritage preservation in the Middle East.

George Nicholas - Activism, Education, and the Protection of Indigenous Heritage

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Funded by the Shepard Krech III Lecture fund.