Maya Apocalypse 2012: Myth or Reality?

Date(s) - Thursday, October 18, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
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.

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

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

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095


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

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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