9 Ajaw 18 Sek (July 9, 2013): One-year anniversary of the 1st Congreso Internacional de Epigrafistas Mayas

Having just passed the one-year anniversary the 1st Congreso de Epigrafistas Mayas, we wrap up our coverage of that event and finish our reporting of the activities staged by that event’s participants in the months afterward. Here is a memorial of those five days in 2012. Future blogs will focus on current activities and our preparations for the 2014 congress, named II Congreso Internacional de Epigrafistas Mayas.

The grand event of 2012 that MAM was proud to co-sponsor with Universidad del Oriente and Dirección de Educación Indígena

The grand event of 2012 that MAM was proud to co-sponsor with Universidad del Oriente and Dirección de Educación Indígena.

Hosted by Universidad del Oriente in Valladolid, Yucatán.

Hosted by Universidad del Oriente in Valladolid, Yucatán.

The announcement.

The announcement.

The program.

The program.

An inaugural ceremony asking God and the spirit guardians to bless our proceedings.

An inaugural ceremony asking God and the spirit guardians to bless our proceedings.

A more formal, more secular, inauguration.

A more formal, more secular, inauguration.

Workshop leaders (from top left) Erik Velasquez, Octavio Esparza, María Elena Vega, Marc Zender and Nick Hopkins.

Workshop leaders (from top left) Erik Velasquez, Octavio Esparza, María Elena Vega, Marc Zender and Nick Hopkins.

And Bruce Love on the codices.

And Bruce Love on the codices.

Some outside diversion, an evening of music in downtown Valladolid.

Some outside diversion, an evening of music in downtown Valladolid.

A potpourri of snapshots during the week.

A potpourri of snapshots during the week.

Our Maya colleagues gave presentations on their own acitivities including an expression of gratitude to the late Linda Schele.

Our Maya colleagues gave presentations on their own activities including an expression of gratitude to the late Linda Schele.

Three top-notch workbooks were used in the various sessions.

Three top-notch workbooks were used in the various sessions.

Along with a number of outside supporters, including bus companies and hotels, our colleague at the university, Cutz (Antonio Cutz Medina) with microphone, deserves the most credit for making the event a success and an inspiration for the next generation.

Along with a number of outside supporters, including bus companies and hotels, our colleague at the university, Cutz (Antonio Cutz Medina) with microphone, deserves the most credit for making the event a success and an inspiration for the next generation.

This letter of heartfelt gratitude inspires us to increase our efforts and continue into a beautiful future. Just look at this artwork and the style of the glyphs by Walter Amilcar Paz Joj, Maya Kaqchikel from Panajachel.

This letter of heartfelt gratitude inspires us to increase our efforts and continue into a beautiful future. Just look at this artwork and the style of the glyphs by Walter Amilcar Paz Joj, Maya Kaqchikel from Panajachel.

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