Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Weeklong Intensive in Náhuatl/Nawat Language Study

Learn to read, speak, and transcribe two Indigenous languages: Nahuatl and Nawat.

Nahuatl glosses in Antonio de Nebrija, Dictionarium ex Hisniensi in Latinum sermonem, c. 1540 (VAULT Ayer MS 1478)

In this one-week intensive seminar, participants will be introduced to two Indigenous languages from present-day Latin America: Nahuatl and Nawat. Using historic documents from the Newberry Library collections, participants will practice how to speak, read, and transcribe these languages; and will learn about current efforts to preserve and maintain these languages in Indigenous communities today.

Learn more about the instructors: Abelardo de la Cruz de la Cruz and Edward Polanco.

Nahuatl glosses in Antonio de Nebrija, Dictionarium ex Hisniensi in Latinum sermonem, c. 1540 (VAULT Ayer MS 1478)

Application Information

This program will be free and open to all, but space is limited. Applications will be accepted online. The application period will begin in January 2023.