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Maya Symposium Registration


Seventeenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium

Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao

March 5-8, 2020

Schedule (workshops subject to change)

Friday March 6:
– Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphics Workshop (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
– K-12 Teacher Workshop (4 PM – 6 PM)
*Attendance by non-teachers is by request and subject to availability*
– Keynote Address (6:30 PM – 8 PM)

Saturday March 7: Symposium (8 AM – 5 PM)

Sunday March 8: Workshops (9 AM – 5 PM)

*Please upload ID or other proof of student status at checkout to receive the student rate*

**Details on Sunday lunch will be available closer to the symposium. If you purchase Sunday lunch, we will contact you with options. Our box lunches usually include sandwiches or salads.**

**Proceeds from Sunday lunch purchases this year will be used as a fundraiser to support a 10 day trip to Yucatan for 10 students from New Orleans Charter and Science Mathematics High School. (more details in description below)**




Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, we aim to draw the interest of experts and beginners alike!


A message from the Sci High study abroad students:

We are 10 students from New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School chosen to travel to Yucatan, Mexico this summer.

Our trip will include learning about access to clean water on the peninsula, designing and carrying out two service projects, learning about contemporary Maya life through a home stay in a Maya community, touring two ancient Maya archaeological sites, practicing our Spanish, and so much more!

We are working hard to raise the funds to make our trip happen – and you can help! Thank you for your support!




Additional information

Registration Type

Regular, Non-US based scholar, Tulane Faculty & Alumni, Student

Friday Glyph Workshop

Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphs Workshop, I will not attend the workshop

Sunday AM Workshops

Glyph Forum, Subsistence in the Andes, Both events, I will not attend either workshop

Sunday PM Workshops Set 1

Lordly Drinks: Regional Variation in Classic Maya Elite Beverages, Beyond How Many? and How Big? Assessing Ceramic Indicators of Feasting (hands-on workshop), I will not attend either workshop

Sunday PM Workshops Set 2

Introduction to the Ch’orti Maya Language, The Sustenance of Life for the Maya (hands-on workshop in Spanish), I will not attend either workshop

Sunday Box Lunch

I will attend Sunday workshops and wish to purchase lunch, I will attend Sunday workshops but do NOT wish to purchase lunch, I will not be attending Sunday workshops