CFP: Northeastern Nahuatl Conference May 2021

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The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars 2021 meeting will be held virtually from May 6-8.  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 proposals will be accepted on a space-available basis. The format of the conference will be a zoom meeting from 11 AM EDT – 5 PM EDT on each of the three days.  These times are five hours behind GMT.


Nahuatl Documents:

As always, we hope that a significant portion of the time will be dedicated to the group study of original Nahuatl language manuscripts. This is a unique opportunity in which most of the leading scholars of Nahuatl collaborate to assist with difficult words and passages. It is one of the most rewarding and exciting parts of the conference. Submissions of documents or passages for analysis are strongly encouraged.  These sessions will be allotted one hour each.


Scholarly Presentations:

Those interested in presenting a scholarly research paper on some aspect of Nahuatl, Nahua ethnohistory, art history of the Nahua, or any other topic having to do with Nahuatl or the Nahua are asked to submit a proposal to one of the organizers.  Please include a 250 word abstract with the proposal.  Each presentation should be twenty minutes long and allow for at least ten minutes of discussion.


Because this will be a virtual conference, there will be no registration fee. Participation will be limited to registered participants.  More information on registering will be forthcoming.


The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2021.



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The organizers:


John F. Schwaller (

Louise Burkhart

John Sullivan

Catarina Pizzigoni

Ben Johnson

Andrew Laird