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Rejuvenating Nahuatl Scholarship in the 21st Century

Rejuvenating Nahuatl Scholarship in the 21st Century
presented by Lidia E. Gómez García

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
4:00–6:00 p.m.
375 McKenzie Hall

Mexican Ethnohistorian linguist Lidia E. Gómez García, who teaches at the Benem​érita Universidad de Puebla, will speak about colonial manuscript production (alphabetic and pictorial) by Nahuas—the ethnic group that included the Aztecs—mention how writing and reading in the Nahuatl language faded after Independence, and then pick up with the efforts of the Mexico-based Luis Reyes García seminar (Luis was one of the most important Nahuatl scholars of the later 20th and early 21st centuries) to revive interest in and the study of this important indigenous language, as well as her own contributions toward keeping the seminar going after his death.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Departments of History and Romance Languages, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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