Welcome to Tulane University’s
Maya Symposium webpage. Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated
to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly
meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating
Mesoamerican culture. In developing 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.
16th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium
The Center Could Not Hold:
The Lowland Maya and Collapse
February 14-17, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
As in past years, MARI will take the reins in organizing the Maya
Symposium. With MARI located in a renovated Dinwiddie Hall, we continue to expand the
scope and range of activities offered by the Symposium. In fact, throughout the weekend, we will feature MARI's exhibit, Faces of the Maya, located in the MARI Gallery in Dinwiddie Hall.
In collaboration with Tulane's Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New
Orleans Museum of Art, we hope to develop a diverse set
of activities and topics for the symposium’s participants
and attendees for many years to come, such as hosting a viewing of the Precolumbian collection and an introductory hieroglyphic workshop at NOMA. Finally, the Latin American Library houses a collection of Merle Greene Robertson's rubbings, which may be viewed upon request.
PLEASE JOIN US! We invite you to join us in
New Orleans, LA, February 14-17, 2019, at Tulane University
and the New Orleans Museum of Art to learn of the recent developments
in Maya studies as they relate to the broader topic of Mesoamerican
More details will be posted to the site as they become available!