Over the years, Tulane University has been a pioneer in the field of Mesoamerican studies, with a long tradition of anthropological and historical research extending back to the archaeological expeditions conducted by the Middle American Research Institute (MARI) as early as 1925. The combination of educational resources, the research stimulus of MARI, the Latin American Library, and the dedicated faculty affiliated with the Anthropology Department and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, has made Tulane a premier location for Maya studies.
In the spirit of previously established Maya events such as the Maya Meetings at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Maya Weekend at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, the Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop was conceived to bring together experts in the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, ethnohistory, and archaeo-astronomy, as well as interested students and members of the public, for a lecture series and workshops related to the ancient Maya civilization. The symposium aims to generate discussion and foster collaboration in an intimate setting conducive to interaction between speakers and the audience. Workshops provide unique educational opportunities for participants eager to engage first-hand in exploring the fascinating components of the ancient Maya world.
2022: due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Tulane Maya Symposium was not held
2021: due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Tulane Maya Symposium was not held
2012: In the Time of the Maya
2005-06: due to Hurricane Katrina the Tulane Maya Symposium was not held