Carnegie Mellon University

Center for the Arts in Society

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Fine Arts

November 28, 2011

Maya Apocalypse

1562 or 2012?

Maya Apocalypse

Amara Solari
Assistant Professor of Art History & Anthropology
Penn State University

Matthew Restall
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American History, Anthropology & 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.

November 28, 6pm Rangos 1 (University Center, second floor)