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500 Years of Mexican Books: Colonial Book Bibliography in Indigenous Languages

Sixteenth-century Nahuatl Lectionary (VAULT Ayer MS 1467)
 

Thursday, July 1, 2021Thursday, August 12, 2021
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, July 1-August 12, 2021

12 pm Central Time

Online

Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

On the occasion of the anniversary of the so-called “conquest” of Mexico, this series of presentations addresses the relationship between bibliography, the history of the New Hispanic book, and the production of Indigenous-language books in Mexico. The series includes two roundtable discussions and five lectures by Marina Garone Gravier on the print production of New World languages, the publishing criteria of Indigenous languages in New Spain, the uses of books in the teaching of Indigenous languages at the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico, the collaboration of Indigenous calligraphers and typographers in the elaboration of books in New Spain, and the participation of printers as agents of the colonial edition in native languages.

The roundtable discussions will be in given in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

Sessions 1 and 7 will be available via Zoom, but registration is required. Register here for Session 1. For session 7, register here. All other sessions will be available on YouTube.

Organized by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Chicago Campus, in collaboration with the Bibliographical Society of America. Co-hosted and cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library.

To download a poster in Spanish, click here.
To download a poster in English, click here.

Schedule

Session 1: Bibliography and the History of the Book in Indigenous Languages: Reflections on the Fifth Centenary
July 1, 2021
12 pm CDT

Roundtable Participants

Dr. Salvador Reyes Equiguas (IIB-UNAM)
Dr. Rodrigo Martínez Baracs (DEH- INAH)
Dr. Alejandro González Acosta (IIB-UNAM)
Dra. Marina Garone Gravier (IIB-UNAM), moderator

This roundtable reviews the historiography of the main characters and works involved in the printing and circulation of books in the Americas during the early sixteenth century. Topics of conversation will include the importance of colonial and 19th-century bibliographers such as Juan José Eguiara y Eguren, Joaquín García Icazbalceta, and Ignacio Ramirez; the impact of collecting and the development of libraries on the formation of knowledge, the dispersion of documents and bureaucratic paperwork in Mexico; and the consolidation of the history of books and written culture as a discipline within Mexican and Latin American studies.

Participant bios

To register for this event, complete the registration form here.

Session 2: Books for the Languages of the New World

Presented by Marina Garone Gravier

Access this talk on YouTube at 12 pm CDT on July 8, 2021.

Session 3: New Spanish Editions of Indigenous Languages of Mexico

Presented by Marina Garone Gravier

Access this talk on YouTube at 12 pm CDT on July 15, 2021.

Session 4: Books and Indigenous Languages at the Royal University of Mexico: The Otomí and Nahuatl Chairs

Presented by Marina Garone Gravier

Access this talk on YouTube at 12 pm CDT on July 22, 2021.

Session 5: Designers of the Native Language: Calligraphers and Indigenous Typographers in New Spain

Presented by Marina Garone Gravier

Access this talk on YouTube at 12 pm CDT on July 29, 2021.

Session 6: Agents of the Colonial Edition in Indigenous Languages

Presented by Marina Garone Gravier

Access this talk on YouTube at 12 pm CDT on August 5, 2021.

Session 7: 500 Years of Mexican Books in Indigenous Languages: Current Studies and Future Perspectives
August 12, 2021
12 pm CDT

Roundtable Participants

Dr. Mario Sánchez (posdoctante IIB-UNAM)
Dr. Tesiu Rosas (posdoctante IIB-UNAM)
Analú María López (Newberry Library)
Dra. Marina Garone Gravier (IIB-UNAM), moderator

This roundtable addresses the state of the field by exploring some of the main academic projects around the study of Mexican books, with special emphasis on the colonial period. Participants will discuss the main theoretical and methodological currents and perspectives in the current study of manuscripts and printed works, as well as the future paths for the history of the book and Mexican bibliography.

Participant bios

To register for this event, complete this registration form here.

Cost and Registration Information 

All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required for Sessions 1 and 7. Register here for Session 1. For session 7, register here.