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HYBRID - Rethinking Maya Heritage: Past and Present (Free Hybrid Lecture)

October 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Richard M. Leventhal, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Executive Director, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania

The story of Maya culture as a once-great civilization that built towering pyramids in the jungles of Central America was developed and popularized by national governments, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Previously unable to control the story of their own culture, Maya communities today are actively reframing their heritage and centering their most recent history—not the distant past—to regain power and self-determination. Richard Leventhal will discuss the importance and role that the nineteenth-century Caste War—one of the largest and most successful Indigenous rebellions—is playing in the Maya’s contested heritage.

Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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October 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT
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Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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