Colloquium: "Aztec" Testaments by Dr. Melton-Villanueva


Apr. 15, 2013,
11:30am to 12:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 222


UNLV’s Department of Anthropology and Latin American Institute presents, ‘Aztec’ Testaments: Indigenous Archives In Central Mexico a talk by Dr. Miriam Melton-Villanueva, assistant professor of history, UNLV.

Using Nahuatl-language colonial documents, Dr. Melton-Villanueva’s research proves indigenous writing and notarial traditions continued into the 19th century, reaching even beyond the Independence period.

Dr. Melton-Villanueva's book manuscript, The Nahuas at Independence: Culture Keeping in Central Mexico, 1799-1832 uses native-language ethnohistory to contradict the narrative of disappearance, adding the voices of Nahuatl-speaking women and men to history. 

Admission Information

This event is free however, seating is limited.

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Event Sponsor

Department of Anthropology & Latin American Institute