Worlds in Collision: Nahua and Spanish Pictorial Histories and Annals in 16th-Century Mexico




Garden City, NY


June 9-30, 2022


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This is a summer Institute for higher education faculty, full-time or contingent, to participate in a three-week program exploring newly accessible archives of 16th-century Spanish and Nahua textual and pictorial documents. These give expression to the new existential realities created by the Spanish incursions into the Valley of Mexico in 1519-1521, the overthrow of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, and the founding of Spanish colonial Mexico City. We will study crucial secondary studies, plus a variety of primary documents, such as pictorial histories in the form of scrolls, codices, lienzos (linens), and maps.

Project Director(s)

Laraine Fletcher; George Scheper

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Rolena Adorno; Frances Berdan; Amber Brian; Lorie Diehl; Jeanne Gillespie; Dana Leibsohn; Barbara Mundy; Matthew Restall; Kevin Terraciano; Stephanie Wood

Grantee Institution

Adelphi University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs