2020 NEH Summer Institute Opportunity
Worlds in Collision:
Nahua and Spanish Pictorial Histories and Annals in 16th-Century MexicoA National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
for 26 College Faculty participants
to be held at Adelphi University July 19 to August 9, 2020
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The Institute at a Glance
Institute Daily Schedule
Institute Visiting Scholars
Lodging and Institute Stipend
How to Apply
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Dr. Laraine Fletcher
Adelphi University, Anthropology, emerita,
Dr. George Scheper
Senior Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs, The Johns Hopkins University,
Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Applications are invited from college faculty, full-time or contingent, to participate in a three-week Summer Institute exploring the newly accessible archives of 16th century Spanish and Nahua textual and pictorial documents that give expression to the new existential realities created by the Spanish incursions into the Valley of Mexico in 1519-1521: the overthrow of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, and the founding of Spanish colonial Mexico City. The intriguing primary documents we will analyze — along with crucial secondary studies by our visiting scholars and others — take multiple forms: written alphabetic texts in Spanish or Nahuatl; ideographic calendars and books of divination; and pictorial histories in the form of scrolls, codices, lienzos (linens) and maps. The written source materials will be accessible to participants in English translation, with excerpts and secondary studies posted as library e-Reserves on an Institute Blackboard site, and the crucial pictorial manuscripts and maps will be accessible online, as well as in printed facsimiles.
Visiting Scholar Faculty
Rolena Adorno (Sterling Professor of Spanish, Yale University)
Frances F. Berdan (Professor emerita, Anthropology, California State University, San Bernardino);
Amber Brian (Director of the Latin American Studies Program, University of Iowa);
Lori Boornazian Diel (Professor of Art History, Texas Christian University);
Jeanne L. Gillespie (Co-Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Study, University of Southern Mississippi);
Dana Leibsohn (Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, Smith College);
Barbara Mundy (Professor of Art History, Fordham University-Rose Hill);
Matthew Restall (Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American History & Anthropology, Penn State University);
Susan Schroeder (France Vinton Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History & Professor emerita, History, Tulane University);
Kevin Terraciano (Professor of History and Director of the Latin American Institute & Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Graduate Program, UCLA);
Stephanie Wood (Director and Senior Research Associate of Wired Humanities Projects, College of Education, and Senior Research Associate, Department of History, University of Oregon).
Institute Stipend and Lodging
The taxable NEH stipend for a three-week Summer Institute is $2,700, intended to help defray costs of travel, lodging, meals, and books in connection with the Institute.
For additional information you may also contact one of the Project Co-Directors:Dr. Laraine Fletcher, Adelphi University, Anthropology, emerita. firstname.lastname@example.org
orDr. George Scheper, Senior Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs, The Johns Hopkins University, email@example.com
Application deadline: March 1, 2020; notification date: March 27, 2020
“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”