(Re)Conceptualizing the Ruins of Monte Albán

Date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Free Public Lecture: Lindsay Jones, Professor, Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University

The extensive remains of Monte Albán, an ancient city in the southern Mexican region of Oaxaca that thrived from roughly 500 BCE–700 CE, lie atop a mountain that affords a striking view of the surrounding valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and one of Mexico’s top archaeological-tourist destinations, Monte Albán was among pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica’s premier capitals. Lindsay Jones will (re)conceptualize Monte Albán as an enduring work of architecture, one that provides a window into Mexico’s past while being a resource for ongoing economic development, literary and artistic expression, spiritual renewal, and the promotion (and contestation) of national, ethnic, and Indigenous identities in Mexico.

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage