Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA's David Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.
ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Secretary of State John Kerry hosted an event that included University of Texas at Austin faculty members and students earlier today at Casa Herrera, an extension of UT Austin’s Mesoamerica Center.
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Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education. His visit was attended by international media.
Dr. Gordo Pelaez is currently a lecturer on Colonial Spanish America in the Department of Art and Art History. He will join the Study Abroad program at Casa Herrera in Antigua, Guatemala in spring 2014 where he will teach a course on Baroque art and architecture in Colonial Mexico and Guatemala.
Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients' is the NPR interview that features Dr. David Stuart. The interview aired on Thursday's Morning Edition. David Greene asks archaeologist Stuart, who helped translate influential ancient Mayan hieroglyphs in 1996, if he thinks the world will end on Dec. 21.
On December 17, WBUR Boston's NPR's station radio show "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook featured a show about Maya Cosmology. The show had two prominent invited guests: Prof. William Saturno, from Boston University and Edwin Román, University of Texas at Austin Ph.D candidate and native Guatemalan archeologist. Listen to the podcast that debunks the real cosmology of the ancient Maya versus pop culture’s “Mayan apocalypse.”
Dr. David Stuart is featured on the main webpage of the University Of Texas at Austin. Read the great article about the truth regarding 12- 21-12, according to renowned Maya scholar and Art History Professor David Stuart. The day is indeed meaningful — but not in the way you might think.
Dr. David Stuart has been awarded a UNESCO medal for his lifetime contributions to the study of ancient Maya culture and archaeological sites, including those which have been categorized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.