Dr. Stephanie Wood is delivering a lecture on indigenous-authored manuscripts about the Spanish colonial period. The lecture will make use of multiple visuals from actual manuscripts that have survived to the present day. This lecture will give students insights into how indigenous people recorded and reacted to the Spanish colonial period.
Dr. Stephanie Wood, a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Mesoamerican cultures and their histories, holds a doctorate in Latin American history from UCLA (1984). She has been an adjunct professor of history at the University of Oregon since 1992. She is author of four co-edited volumes, one monograph, dozens of articles, and a large number of web-based research projects relating to Mesoamerican studies. She started working with the Wired Humanities Projects (WHP, a digital humanities research unit) at Oregon in 1999, and has been director since 2009. She has won an especially large number of external humanities grants while at WHP. As an example of her ability to carry out successful digital projects, the online Nahuatl Dictionary that she edits now has more than 70,000 users a year from over 140 countries.