As some of our Maya colleagues say, happy Gregorian new year (to distinguish from their Maya new year).
It seems appropriate, for our first blog of 2014, to review some or our contributions to Maya epigraphy made in 2013. Below are nine workshops in three countries that you, as contributors to MAM, helped make possible.
Ajpub’ García, Maya Tz’utujiil
Asociación Oxlajuj Winaq
San Pedro Cutzán, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala
July 27, 2013
Ana Patricia Martínez Huchim, Maya Yucateca
Centro Cultural Popol Naj
Escuela Sebastián Molas
Tizimin, Yucatán, Mexico
September 7, 2013
Andrés Cholotío García; Aj Xol Ch’ok, Maya K’eqchi’, Clemente Maximiliano Peneleu, Maya Tz’utujiil.
Workshop for Achi Maya linguistic community
Cubulco, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
July 14, 2013
Daniela Cano, Maya Yucateca
Workshop for Maya Epigraphy
Tipikal, Yucatán, México
October 13, 2013
Ernesto Saqui, Maya Mopan
Maya Centre, Stann Creek District, Belize
Glyph workshop and tour of site Nimli Punit
July 27-28, 2013
Mario Sebastián Caal Jucub y Marina Rosales López, Mayas K’eqchi’; Yudy Mò Isem y David Quim Moran, Mayas Poqomchi’.
Introduction to “Ancient Maya Writing” for specialists in education, leaders, teachers and normal school students, 32 people.
Auditorium of INMN “ERP”, Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
November 7-8, 2013
Grupo Sak Chuwen
Romelia Mo’ Isem, Maya Poqomchi’
Iyaxel Cojti Ren, Maya Kiche’
Igor Xoyon, y Alejandro Garay
Visit to Tikal as second part of advanced glyph workshop given by Nikolai Grube
August 2-4, 2013
Augusto Tul Rax, Maya Poqomchi’
Series of glyph workshops
La Escuela Oficial Rafael Arevalo Martínez
Chitul Santa Cruz Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
July 7, 14, and 21, 2013
Waykan Benito, Maya Poqomam
Centro Educacional Bilingüe Qawinaqel
Comunidad Lingüística Poqomam
Palín, Escuintla, Guatemala
July 14, 2013
In addition to sponsoring these workshops, MAM contributed two Epson digital projectors to groups who immediately put them to use, Juntulico’on (We are One People) in Belize and Aj Tz’iib’ab’ (Scribes/Artists) in Guatemala.
This wraps up our report for 2013, as we now turn our attention to the second international congress of Maya epigraphers to be held in Ocosingo, Chiapas in May, 2014. We launch our fund raising drive with our next blog, appropriately on day 1 Ajaw, a wonderfully auspicious day to take us into the new year’s activities.