6th European Maya Conference

Recapturing Mayan Memories: Historical Representation in Text, Image and Ritual

This conference was held from December 8 through 9, 2001 at the University of Hamburg, Germany. The workshop took place December 5 to 7, 2001. The event was coordinated by the Institut für Archäologie, Arbeitsbereich (VII) – Altamerikanische Sprachen und Kulturen.

You can download the complete program of the conference and also the abstracts of the papers presented:


The papers presented at the conference were the following:

Erik Boot
Leiden University
Mul tepal – ‘Joint Rule or Government’ at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico: Historic Reality, or not?
Inés de Castro
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-
Universität, Bonn
Eugenio Arana, Comandante General of the Pacíficos del Sur, 1868-1905
John F. Chuchiak IV
Assumption College, Boston
Remembering the Forbidden: Colonial Yucatec Maya Perceptions and Historical Recollections of Traditional Religion and Ritual, 1570-1700
Albert Davletshin
Russian State University
for the Humanities, Moscow
The Becoming of the Maya Writing Historical Tradition
Carlos Flores
From Stone to Video: Postwar Inscriptions of La Violencia among Q’eqchi’ Mayas of Guatemala
Wolfgang Gabbert
Freie Universität Berlin
The Vicissitudes of Nation-Building: The Past of Yucatán in Nineteenth-Century Elite discourse
Matthias Gorissen
Universität Hamburg
Apocalypticism and Maya History in the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel: Re-thinking Time, History and Cosmology among the Maya of Yucatan
Thomas H. Guderjan
Texas Christian University
C. Colleen Hanratty
Southern Methodist University
A Thriving Non-Royal Lineage at Blue Creek: Evidence from a sequence of burials, caches and architecture
Stanley Guenter
LaTrobe University, Melbourne
Foliated Ajaw and the Fall of El Mirador
Antje Gunsenheimer
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-
Universität, Bonn
What happens after deconstruction? Post-modern approaches to Yucatecan Ethnohistory
Marcus Kuhnert
Universität Hamburg
The Representation of Mythology and History in Late Preclassic and Early Classic Architecture
Geneviève Le Fort
Sacred versus Divine: Comments on Classic Maya Kingship
Megan O’Neil
Yale University
Lacanja Stela 7: The Juxtaposition of Past and Present for an Image of the Future
Guillermo Velázquez Ramírez
Universidad de Quintana Roo
Restauración arqueológica y reconstrucción de la memoria
Lorraine Williams-Beck
Universidad de Campeche
Toward resolving historical document conundrums: An archaeological interpretation of the Calkiní title
Ann C. Wright
University of Texas at Austin
Signs of Life: Performance of Memory and Political Agency in Ancient Mesoamerican Representations of Authenticity, Identity, and Experience
Marc Zender
University of Calgary
Lords of La Corona: Reconstructing the Historical Documents of ‘Site Q’