The Bangor Foreign Policy Forum is presenting “Mexico, the Maya, and the End of Time?” a free public talk by speaker Angela Thompson, assistant professor of history at East Carolina University, at 2:45 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17 in the Bodwell Lounge of the Collins Center for the Arts. Thompson, who once taught at UMaine, will explain what the mysterious Maya inscription means, what it does not, and how it expresses the Maya conception of time through the complex Maya calendrical system and cosmology. She will also place recent interest in the Maya in its modern Mexican context during an important time of political transition as a new president took office in Mexico Dec. 1. Preceding the talk is a 2 p.m. guided tour of Hudson Museum Mesoamerican ceramics and other artifacts. The exhibits contain a wealth of information about Maya ideology, religion, beliefs and cosmic concerns. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, please call 207.581.1755 or visit bangorforum.us.
Contact: George Manlove, 207.581.3756