The Bodleian Libraries organised the international conference Mesoamerican manuscripts: scientific approaches and interpretations, which took place from 31 May to 2 June 2016.
The conference brought together findings from a panel of scholars and experts in Mesoamerican studies on the making and historical significance of the Bodleian Libraries' and other early, pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts, situating them in the context of the pre-Columbian and colonial societies that produced them, describing the world they depict, and reflecting upon their meaning in contemporary Mexico and beyond.
Watch the session recordings from the conference
After the conference, Prof. Marrten Jansen, Virginia Llado-Buisan and Ludo Snijders published the book “Mesoamerican Manuscripts: New Scientific Approaches and Interpretations”, (Brill)
The conference was partially sponsored by:
- the European Research Council (ERC) through its Advanced Grant (No 295434) for the project 'Time in Intercultural Context: the Indigenous Calendars of Mexico and Guatemala';
- the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO) through its support for the project 'Shedding light on endangered mutual heritage'.