You may also download the program in the PDF format here IIRA_PROGRAM.pdf.

All times given in Central European Time (CET), UTC + 1.

First day (Wednesday, November 16)

16:30 - Welcome address: Greta de León, Justyna Olko, Miłosz Giersz

17:00 - Plenary lecture: Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University, How to Read Nahua history on their own terms

18:00 - Workshop session: Omar Aguilar Sánchez, (The Americas Research Network & Universidad Autónoma Comunal de Oaxaca), Reading Mixtec codices

19:30 - Online social meeting

Second day (Thursday, November 17)

14:00 - Plenary lecture: Gordon Whittaker, University of Göttingen, Hybrid identities and hieroglyphs to identify: How Fernando de Alva the Spaniard became Ixtlilxochitl the Nahua

15:00 Workshop session: Gordon Whittaker, Hands-on decipherment practice with Aztec glyphs

16:00 - Coffee break

16:30 - Plenary lecture: Louise Burkhart, University of Albany, Passion plays in Nahuatl

Third Day (Friday, November 18)

16:00 - Plenary lecture: Jarosław Źrałka, Jagiellonian University, Adaptation and resilience in colonial Central America: the case of Chajul and the Ixil region.

17:00 - A Nahua cultural event: presentation of the volume of poetry Tlitzonpitentzin - Embers - Żar by Gustavo Zapoteco Sideño, Adam Coon & Szymon Gruda and the novel Tlallamiquiliztli inelhuayo by Crispin Martínez Rosas, with the participation of the book illustrator and Nahua artist, Norma Martínez Martínez. This will be followed by a musical performance in Nahuatl by Crispín Martínez Rosas. Macehualtlallamiccanechicoliztli: quipannextizceh ininxochihuicaamox, Tlitzonpitentzin - Embers - Żar, tlahcuiloanih Gustavo Zapoteco Sideño, Adam Coon, Szymon Gruda; no quipannextiz ixochitlapohualamox, Tlallamiquiliztli inelhuayo, tlahcuilohquetl Crispín Martínez Rosas huanya tlapahpahquetl, Norma Martínez Martínez, tlen quichiuhqui amoxtli iixcopinca; teipan tlatzotzonaz huan huicaz yaya Crispín Martínez Rosas.

Fourth Day (Saturday, 19 November)

14:00 - Opening of the symposium: Greta de León, Justyna Olko, Miłosz Giersz

14:15 - 16:45 - First symposium session: the Andes and the Amazon

14:15-14:45 - Patrycja Prządka-Giersz & Miłosz Giersz: Imperialism, Gender and Identity: Experiencing the Wari Empire

14:45-15:15 - Wiesław Więckowski & Monika Lis: Bioarchaeological Approach to Identity Reconstruction

15:15-15:45 - Janusz Wołoszyn: Alterity in the eyes of the beholders: the image of the Other in Moche culture

15:45-16:15 - Judyta Bąk & Anna-Maria Begerock: Tattoo and Body Painting as Elements of Identity in the Central Andes

16:15-16:45 - Katarzyna Wojtylak: Imbuing words with power: Diversity from indigenous and linguistic perspectives in the Colombian Amazon

16:45 - 17:15 - Coffee break

17:15 - 19:15 - Second symposium session: the Maya world

17:15-17:45 Joachim Martecki & Gabriela Prejs: Core or Periphery? Recognizing the role of San Isidro in its geo-cultural environment

17:45-18:15 Magdalena Krzemień: Maya-Spanish Contact in the Central Peten, Guatemala, in the context of Underwater Research in Lake Peten Itza

18:15-18:45 Monika Ciura: The music of the rulers and the music of the commoners. How did performing and hearing music contribute to social divisions in the Pre-Columbian Maya culture?

18:45-19:15 Monika Banach: Ixil Maya ontologies of good living

19:15 - 19:45 Coffee break

19:45 - Plenary lecture: Guadalupe Martínez Pérez, Coordinadora de la Agencia de Noticias de Mujeres Indígenas de Centroamérica y México, Contra la memoria estatizada de los pueblos indígenas en México

Fifth day (Sunday, 20 November)

14:00 - 16:00 - Third symposium session: the Nahua World

14:00-14:30 Katarzyna Granicka: Negotiating wellbeing: discursive strategies used by the Nahuas in their legal struggles

14:30-15:00 Szymon Gruda & Justyna Olko: Indigenous resilience and multilingual ecologies: Continuity and change in patterns of multilingualism in colonial and modern Mexico

15:00-15:30 Juan José Batalla Rosado: Los apellidos españoles de los indígenas: una de las causas de la discordancia entre los censos pictórico y alfabético de la Matrícula de Huexotzinco

15:30-16:00 Maria Bartosz: Pictorial catechisms from colonial Mexico: historical outline and new research perspectives

16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee break

16:30 - 18:30 - Fourth symposium session: North America

16:30-17:00 Raúl Macuil Martínez: Lazos e identidades comunitarias en Hidalgo y Tlaxcala, México

17:00-17:30 Justyna Olko & Joanna Maryniak: Tlaxcala sí existe. Between historical memory and historical stigma

17:30-18:00 Gregory Haimovich: Indigenous medicine and public health in Sierra Norte de Puebla: a story of resilience and adaptation

18:00-18:30 Marcin Kilarski: A history of Indigenous language scholarship in North America

18:30 - 19:00 - Coffee break

19:00 - Plenary lecture: Cynthia Radding, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Indigenous Knowledge and Resilience in the Borderlands: Environmental and Historical Perspectives

20:00 - Discussion panel by Indigenous researchers and activists; moderator: Genner Llanes Ortiz, Bishop’s University

21:00 - Closing ceremony