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Day 1: Friday, April 17, 2015
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Royce Hall, UCLA

Day 2: Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

This conference considers how the many Nahua contributors to the Florentine Codex and their Spanish interpreter, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, used images and alphabetic texts to represent themselves and their cultures to mixed audiences in Mexico and Europe during the late 16th century. Participants examine the epistemological implications of a process that culminated in this unique manuscript, the product of a complex intercultural dialogue.

This is a two-day conference, taking place at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Getty Center. Separate reservations are required. To register for the first day of this conference, please visit UCLA's website.

Confirmed participants:

Molly H. Bassett, Georgia State University
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Elizabeth Hill Boone, Tulane University
Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Cecelia F. Klein, University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University
Guilhem Olivier, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jeanette Favrot Peterson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Eloise Quiñones Keber, Baruch College/The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ida Giovanna Rao, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Kim N. Richter, Getty Research Institute
Lisa Sousa, Occidental College
Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles