22nd European Maya Conference: Malmö, Sweden
15 -16 December 2017
The 22nd Annual European Maya Conference is co-organised by the European Association of Mayanists, WAYEB, and Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society in Sweden. The conference will begin with an introductory lecture to the workshops on Monday December 11th, followed by three-day workshops and concludes with a two-day symposium held from Friday December 15th to Saturday December 16th 2017 in the building Orkanen, ‘The Hurricane’, at Malmö University.
Maya Religion and History
The European Maya Conference 2017 is co-organised by the European Association of Mayanists, WAYEB, and Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society in Sweden. The conference begins with an introductory lecture to the workshops on Monday December 11th, followed by three days of workshops and concludes with two days of symposium from Friday December 15th to Saturday December 16th in 2017 in the building Orkanen, the Hurricane, att Malmö University in Malmö.
The Conference theme for EMC22 at Malmö University is MAYA RELIGION AND HISTORY. The theme connects to J. Eric S. Thompson’s book Maya History and Religion, a well-known example synthesising the state of the art of the known research of both Maya history and religion at the time. Since Thompson’s book was published the first time, much has happened and later research has changed and revised the knowledge from various academic disciplines regarding Maya history and religion. Since Maya Studies is a dynamic field, it seems timely and urgent to make a new effort to once more collect interesting research on Maya Religion and History in broad and general strokes.
The main topic is broken down to the following subthemes:
- Cosmology, gods, and rituals
- Gender, identity, and sexuality
- Place, space, and landscape
- History, memory, and conceptions of time
- (Inter-)cultural encounters between the Maya and their neighbours
These themes can all relate to research that is based on glyphic texts, ethnohistorical sources, iconography, as well as on extensive archaeological and anthropological fieldwork. All the subthemes also apply to a diachronic perspective and in terms of continuity and change in the field. Furthermore, the subthemes connect to the contemporary aspects of life among the Maya and Mesoamerican cultures as a broader cultural area.
List of Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- H.E.M. Braakhuis (Utrecht University)
- Allen Christensen (Brigham Young University)
- John Chuchiak (Missouri State University)
- Albert Davletshin (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) and Sergei Vepretskii (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
- Elisabeth Graham (University College of London)
- Daniel Grana-Behrens (Universität Bonn and Frobenius Institut Frankfurt am Main)
- Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn)
- Stephen Houston (Brown University)
- Kathryn Hudson (University at Buffalo) and John S. Henderson (Cornell University)
- Wieslaw Koszkul and Jaroslaw Zralka (Jagiellonian University)
- Felix Kupprat (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
- Bodil Liljefors-Persson (Malmö University)
- Peter Mathews (La Trobe University Melbourne)
- Romelia Mo Isem (Ministry of Education Guatemala)
- Charles M. Pigott (University of Cambridge)
- Meaghan Peuramäki-Brown (Athabasca University)
- Frauke Sachse (Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn)
- Karl Taube (University of California Riverside)
- Harald Thomaß (University of Hamburg)
- Alexandre Tokovinine (The University of Alabama)
- Verónica A. Vázquez López (Yaxnohcah Archaeological Project), Kathryn Reese-Taylor (University of Calgary), Debra S. Walker (University of Florida), Mikaela Radford (University of Calgary) and Armando Anaya Hernández (Universidad Autónoma de Campeche)
- Lorraine Williams-Beck (Universidad Autónoma de Campeche)
- Ulrich Wölfel (University of Bonn) and Byron Hernández (Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala)
- Marc Zender (Tulane University)
For further information, please contact the Wayeb Conference Board.