New Fire Ceremony remains

INAH researchers have found what they believe are remains dating from the last New Fire ceremony before the Spanish Invasion.  The remains were found in the Panteón de San Fernando near the Church of San Hipólito.  El Pais has a Spanish language report on the findings:


New Number of Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas are happy to announce the online publication of the next number of Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl.  It may be accessed using this link:



John F. Schwaller

Editor, H-Nahuatl

University at Albany

University of Kansas


Household complex in Tenochtitlan

INAH researchers have released information about excavations of a household complex in Tenochtitlan, near modern Plaza Garibaldi.  It was the Texcatzonco neighborhood of Cuepopan. It seems that pre-contact rituals continued in the household for quite some time after the Spanish invasion, definitively after 1521.



CFP / Save the date - Northeastern Nahuatl Conference, April, 2022

The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars 2022 meeting will be held from April 22-24, at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.  Scholars interested in presenting may now send in their proposals, with a 250-word abstract.  Successful proposals will be notified by March 1.  After that date proposals will be accepted on a space-available basis.


Nahuatl Documents:

Aztec Mirror in Elizabeth's Court

Recent reports have shown that an obsidian mirror used by the astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, came from mines near Pachuca, Hidalgo.

Smithsonian has a report available to all readers:



The original piece appeared in Antiquity, if your institution has a subscription:

CFP - Gender and world history

Dear colleagues

From the editorial committee of Entremons: UPF Journal of World History, we invite you to send an original text, which we can publish in the next edition of our journal. We are looking for academic articles, as well as reviews of recently published books, which address the ways in which gender intersects with world history.


Suggested themes:

 The origin of gendered inequalities

 Gender and the capitalist economies.

 Masculinities and feminities

 Gender and colonialism


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