Aztecs lecture series


Details and Transcripts

What happened to the Aztecs and their descendants?

Dr Barry Carr  | 17 July 2014 

Barry Carr is a historian specialising in the social, economic and political history of modern Mexico and the Greater Caribbean. He founded and directed the Institute of Latin American Studies at La Trobe University where he also taught between 1972 and 2008.

The Aztecs Templo Mayor

Dr Carlos Javier González | 3 July 2014

Dr Carlos Javier González has been the Director of the Templo Mayor in Mexico City since 2007. An archaeologist who graduated from the National School of Anthropology and History, Dr González has been a Templo Mayor Project member since 1979, and research professor at the National Institute of Anthropology and History since 1982.

Aztec Iconography in the Modern World

Dr Gerhard Wiesenfeldt | 19 June 2014

Dr Gerhard Wiesenfeldt is a historian and well known in Melbourne for his dynamic and exciting lectures, in which he combines scholarship with fascinating presentations on Latin American popular culture. He is the current Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies [ILAS] at La Trobe University and is also Victorian Regional Representative of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia [AILASA].

He is the co-ordinator of the Institute's innovative summer and winter intensive subjects. Ralph's teaching and research reflect his interest in the links between popular culture, especially music, and political/economic history.

Aztecs and Astronomy

DR GERHARD WIESENFELDT with Introduction by Dr Tanya Hill | 5 JUNE 2014

In this lecture Dr. Gerhard Wiesenfeldt explored Aztec astronomy and the links between this and the Aztec calendars. He focused on Antonio de Leon y Gama, a late 18th century Spanish American astronomer, who became involved in the excavations of the Aztec Sun Stone (or Calendar Stone) and the Coatlicue statue in 1790.

Rediscovering the Aztecs

Dr Antonio González | 22 May 2014

Dr Antonio González was born in Mexico in 1980. He did his postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne, where he also works as lecturer, tutor and researcher on topics ranging from Indigenous rock art to the conservation of cultural heritage.

Antonio has presented his work on heritage theory in prestigious international congresses as well as for Australian scientific associations. He also worked for the National Gallery of Victoria as a Multimedia Designer.

Searching for Aztecs in Mexico City

Dr J. Patrick Greene | 8 May 2014

Dr J. Patrick Greene is an archaeologist and was the CEO of Museums Victoria, 2002—2017. Dr Greene travelled to Mexico City in October 2013 as part of the preparations to host the Aztecs exhibition. He was keen to visit archaeological sites associated with the Aztecs and their predecessors, and of course the major museums. He was also interested to see what legacy of the Aztecs exists in Mexico City. In this lecture he describes what he discovered.

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