"Maya Apocalypse: 1562 or 2012?"
Amara Solari, Assistant Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Penn
Matthew Restall, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American
History, Anthropology and Women's Studies, Penn State University
The debate over the Maya doomsday prediction has become an international
industry. But was there really an ancient Maya prophecy that the world
would end in 2012? If not, how did 2012ology come about? The authors of
'2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse'
offer answers to these questions, emphasizing the surprising role played
by sixteenth-century Spaniards.
Sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Society.