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Tulane Maya Symposium Keynote Address and Reception

Uptown Campus
New Orleans Museum of Art

Join us for the keynote event of the 18th annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Mapping Inequality: Lessons from Central Mexico with Barbara E. Mundy, Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, Tulane University. A reception for all attendees will follow the lecture.

Painted manuscripts of Central Mexico often present images of historic migrations, led by elites, and genealogies of ruling families, set against a backdrop of territory. Cartography, then, offers a visual record of the inequality implicit in social hierarchies. At the same time, as physical objects that had to be created and cared for, maps depended upon the involvement of a range of social actors and were shaped over time by evolving practices. In this talk, I turn to a selection of maps from Central Mexico to show levels of social complexity implicated in objects that seem, on their surfaces, to offer direct records of inequality.

Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American StudiesSchool of Liberal ArtsMiddle American Research InstituteRoger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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