Sahagún Quincentennial Conference: Spain and America, 1499-1999

Miguel Léon Portilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Miguel Léon Portilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Friday, October 15, 1999Saturday, October 16, 1999
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

Sponsored by the Academy of American Franciscan Historians, the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Franke Institute for the Humanities, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago.

Friday, October 15

Opening Remarks

Tom Cummins. University of Chicago (now at Harvard University)

The Historical Context of Sahagún in Spain and the Americas

The Historia General of Bernardino de Sahagún and the Genres of Franciscan Literature
John Fleming, Princeton University (now emeritus)

Sahagún and the Disintegration of Medieval Structures of Knowledge
Waldon Browne, University of Arizona

The Multilingual, Bi-visual World of Sahagún ‘s Mexico
Elizabeth Boone, Tulane University

Tracking the Sahagún Legacy: Collections and Repositories
John Frederick Schwaller, Academy of American Franciscan History (now at SUNY Potsdam)

Commentary: Tamar Herzog, University of Chicago (now at Stanford University)

Sahagún’s Cultural and Historical Representations

Sahagún and the Representation of History
Ellen Baird, University of Illinois at Chicago

Visualizing the Nahua/Christian Dialogue: Images of the Conquest and Their Sources
Diana Magaloni-Kerpel, Yale University (now director of Mexico’s Museo Nacional de Antropología)

Crafting the Self: The Arts in the Florentine Codex
Jeanette Peterson, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Painters of Sahagún’s Manuscripts: Mediators Between Two Worlds
Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Sahagún’s Itemization of the Structures of the Templo Mayor Precinct of Mexico Tenochtitlán: “Legend” of a Lost Diagram?
H. B. Nicholson, University of California, Los Angeles

Commentary: Tom Cummins. University of Chicago (now at Harvard University)

Keynote Address at the Instituto Cervantes de Chicago

Bernardino de Sahagún: Pioneer of Anthropology
Miguel Léon Portilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Saturday, October 16

Sahagún’s Theological and Linguistic Works

Sahagún and the Imagination of Interreligious Dialogues
Thomas Bremer, Princeton University (now at Rhodes College)

On the Margins of Legitimacy: Sahagún’s Psalmodia and the Latin Liturgy
Louise Burkhart, State University of New York Albany

Sahagún and the Theology of Missionary Life
David A. Boruchoff, McGill University

Theological Framework of Sahagún’s Doctrina Christiana in the Coloquios of 1524
Francisco Morales, Instituto Franciscano de Filosofia y Teología

Commentary: Susan Schroeder, Tulane University, now emerita

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