Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University
Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Octavio Murillo, Director of Archives, Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas (National Institute of Indigenous Peoples), Mexico
Onsite Guide for Virtual Visit: Andrew Majewski, Museum Education Specialist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Join us for a virtual preview and conversation about the Muchos Méxicos exhibition. Three scholars who contributed to the making of the show will discuss their favorite objects, and how they each tell stories of exchange and innovation—as well as loss and perseverance—across time and space.
Advance registration required. Live interpretation in English and Spanish.
Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston, and the Mexico Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
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Muchos Méxicos: Recorrido virtual de la exhibición y conversación
Únase a un recorrido virtual y conversación sobre la exhibición Muchos Méxicos. Tres académicos que contribuyeron a la realización de la exhibición hablarán sobre sus objetos favoritos y cómo cada uno de ellos cuenta historias de intercambio e innovación, así como de pérdida y perseverancia, a través del tiempo y el espacio. Interpretación en vivo en inglés y español.
About the Speakers
Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University is a Mexican American historian of religions with particular interest in Mesoamerican cities as symbols, and the Mexican-American borderlands. Working with Mexican archaeologists, he has carried out research in the excavations and archives associated with the sites of Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan resulting in Religions of Mesoamerica, City of Sacrifice, and Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire. His work has included a special emphasis on the religious dimensions of Latino experience: mestizaje, the myth of Aztlan, transculturation, and La Virgen de Guadalupe. He is coproducer of the film Alambrista: The Director's Cut, which puts a human face on the life and struggles of undocumented Mexican farm workers in the United States, and he edited Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border: Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants (University of New Mexico Press). He is editor-in-chief of the award-winning three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. His most recent publication is a new abridgement of Bernal Díaz del Castillo's memoir of the conquest of Mexico, History of the Conquest of New Spain (University of New Mexico Press). Carrasco has received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor the Mexican government gives to a foreign national.
Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University and founder of the Multilingual Family Resource Center. Maria has pioneered innovative Spanish-language courses for Latino students and coordinates the Initiative for the Teaching of Spanish as a Heritage Language. She has broad experience working closely with immigrant families to research children’s bilingual development through daily interactions with parents and teachers.