Oct 18

Maya Apocalypse 2012: Myth or Reality?

October 18, 2012

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Will the Earth wobble as it centers into the Milky Way galaxy and plunge Chicago into Lake Michigan on December 21, 2012?

Join us for an interactive conversation about the end of the Maya calendar period B’aktuun 13, ca. Dec. 21, 2012, based on ancient Maya hieroglyphs, art, and culture. While many new-age authors predict world devastation, ancient Maya nobles stressed change and renewal. Our presenters argue that the Maya 2012 destruction event, like Y2K, is a Western construct and not a Maya apocalyptic prophesy.

Discussion led by Virginia Miller, Department of Art History; and Joel Palka, Department of Anthropology, and Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Poster: Maya Apocalypse 2012: Myth or Reality? [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: The UIC Honors College, Department of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studeis Program, and student organization Mexican Students de Aztlán.



Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 17, 2018

Date updated

Jun 12, 2018