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Aiton Lecture: Rethinking the Aztecs: Have we been wrong for 500 years?

Camilla Townsend
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
In this talk, Professor Camilla Townsend, author of "Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs," will address what we can learn from Nahuatl-language sources produced in the sixteenth century if we open ourselves to everything they have to teach us. She will also discuss what she believes are the reasons we have tended to be resistant to their messages, even in recent times.

Camilla Townsend is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of numerous books on Indigenous history, among them "Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma" (2004), "Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico" (2006), and "Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs" (2019), which won the 2020 Cundill Prize in History. Her research has been supported by such entities as the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

This lecture will take place in person in 1014 Tisch Hall on Tuesday, March 21 at 4:00 pm.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: American Culture, Anthropology, Center For Latin American And Caribbean Studies, History, Humanities, International, Latin America
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of History, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies