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Summer School 2019 – Timetables

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15 – 19 July 2019

War, Strife and Conquistadors: Mesoamerica in the postclassic period

Course Director: Dr Elizabeth Baquedano. Guest Lecturer: Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck

 

Monday 15 July

10:45 – 11:00
Participants assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
Introduction to the Course. What is the Postclassic Period?

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

14:00
Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
Warriors in The City of the Gods: Teotihuacan

16:15 – 17:30
The Souls of the Warriors: butterfly symbolism in the arts

17:30
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for a drink in a local café/bar

 

Tuesday 16 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Toltecs

11:45 – 13:00
Toltec Architecture

14:15 – 15:30
Toltec Sculpture, Chacmools (Reclining Sculptures) and other Arts

16:00 – 17:15
The Maya: the Postclassic

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (you are welcome to invite guests)

 

Wednesday 17 July

10:00 – 11:15
Visit to The British Museum

11:45 – 13:00
Architecture: Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá

14:15 – 15:30
The Ballgame

16:00 – 17:15
The Sacred Cenote (Well)

18:00
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in a local restaurant

 

Thursday 18 July

10:00 – 11:15
West Mexico: the Tarascans
(Dr. Sarah Albiez-Wieck)

11:45 – 13:00                       
Architecture, Sculpture and Metallurgy

14:15 – 15:30
The Relación de Michoacán

16:00 – 17:15
The Relación de Michoacan: Case Study

 

Friday 19 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Aztecs

11:45 – 13:00
The House of the Eagle Warriors

14:15 – 15:30
The Codex Mendoza

16:00 – 17:15
Codex Mendoza: Case Study

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

 

This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course