Workshop

The Florentine Codex: Teaching the Conquest of Mexico through Indigenous Eyes

The Florentine Codex:  Teaching the Conquest of Mexico through Indigenous Eyes

Image caption: Mexica warrior, Book 12 of the Florentine Codex (“Of the Conquest of New Spain”). Ms. Mediceo Palatino 220, 1577, fol. 34 detail. Courtesy of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, and by permission of MiBACT.

This intensive five-day workshop for k-12 educators will explore the rich and varied history of early-modern Mesoamerica.

Monday, June 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Zoom
Los Angeles, CA 10343

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Approved for 2 LAUSD Salary Points (multicultural)

Deadline to submit Online Application: June 5, 2020     Space is Limited

This intensive five-day summer workshop will explore the rich and varied history of early-modern Mesoamerica. The workshop will explore the conquest of Mexico from Indigenous perspectives by focusing on the Florentine Codex (1577), the first encyclopedia produced in the Americas. Created a generation after the fall of the Aztec Empire in 1521, the codex’s Nahua authors and artists recount the conquest from the view of the Mexica people of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco (or the “Aztecs”). The manuscript preserves one particular perspective on this key moment in world history, contesting the dominant Spanish version that was based on the accounts of the conqueror Hernando Cortés.

In addition, the workshop will feature lectures will facilitate both introductory and advanced studies of the topic and provide a broader context for studying Mesoamerica.The workshop will also feature curriculum design sessions on how best to integrate new materials and resources into K-12 classrooms. Organized in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute’s Florentine Codex initiative —which is part of Getty’s larger Ancient Worlds Now initiative—the workshop will give teachers access to key primary sources, such as the Florentine Codex and others.

Eligibility: Open to K-12 educators from all disciplines. Space is limited, please register early.
Cost: $125
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2020

To apply click here 

For more details and to apply contact: 
Veronica Zavala, UCLA Latin American Institute | zavala@international.ucla.edu

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Sponsor(s): , Organized in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute's Florentine Codex initiative