SMC hosting Mayan scholarPublished 2:10pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The last speaker in Southwestern Michigan College’s academic lecture series for fall semester will be Dr. Richard Warner at 2 p.m. Nov. 8.
Warner will discuss “The End of the World as We Know It: Mayan Conceptions of Time and Space” in the theater of the Dale A. Lyons Building.
Warner, an associate professor of history at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., has made several class research trips to Mayan archaeological sites, where he and his students have studied the connections between Mayan buildings, codices and astronomical knowledge.
He will share what he has learned about the connections between the fields of astronomy, archaeology and ethnohistory, with photographs from the Mayan region of southern Mexico.
His talk will be on the various scholarly outlooks on the 2012 prediction, set more broadly in a description of classical Mayan conceptions of time and space.
There are a limited number of seats available for the lecture, which is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call (269) 782-1251 and leave your name, phone number and the number of seats you would like to reserve.