Mexica fathers passing down their artistic knowledge to their sons (detail). From the Codex Mendoza (Mexico City, 1542), attributed to Francisco Gualpuyogualcal and Juan González, fol. 70r. Paper and pigment. The Bodleian Libraries, the University of Oxford, MS. Arch. Selden A. 1

Indigenous Knowledge and the Making of the Colonial Latin America


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

This is a two-day symposium. Separate reservations are required for each day. Make a reservation for the first day of this symposium (December 8).

This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the ways in which indigenous knowledge contributed to the making of colonial Latin America. A dozen talks will examine practices related to art, architecture, science, medicine, governance, and the study of the past, among other topics.

This event is related to two exhibitions that showcase magnificent examples of work by indigenous artists and authors: Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, at the Getty Center, and Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin, at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, which form part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. This program is generously supported by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Seaver Institute and the Getty Research Institute.

Conference Organizers:
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Kim Richter, Getty Research Institute

Allison Bigelow, University of Virginia (and current fellow, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens)
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Amber Brian, University of Iowa
Claudia Brosseder, University of Illinois
Davide Domenici, Università di Bologna
Martha Few, Pennsylvania State University
Mariana De Campos Françozo, Universiteit Leiden
Pablo F. Gómez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kris Lane, Tulane University
Kelly McDonough, University of Texas at Austin
Gabriela Siracusano, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, University of Florida

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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