2014-2015 Lectures Program


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Artisans of Time has an english lectures program on different Aspects of Mexico. The program started in 2009 in a partnership with the Instituto Allende. In 2014 the lectures program is made in partnership with the San Miguel de Allende´s Biblioteca Pública A.C.

The winter season (2014-2015) starts this December 2nd, with an 8 lecture program on Aspects of Mexico. All lectures are going to be held in the Biblioteca Publica Quetzal Hall, Tuesday at 3 pm

The entrance fee for each lecture is $100 pesos.


  1. The eagle, the cactus tree and the name of Mexico in the       Aztec worldview
  2. The Aztec Calendar Stone
  3. The Route of Cortés
  4. The Conquest of Mexico
  5. The  Island of Tenochtitlan and the basin of Mexico
  6. Guanajuato archaeological cultures and Cañada de la Virgen
  7. Mexico, its revolutions and its present
  8. Cossío del Pomar: the founder of Bellas Artes and the Instituto Allende.


The summer season (2014) starts in July with an 8 lecture Seminar on Pre-Hispanic Mexico. All lectures are going to be in the Biblioteca´s Quetzal Hall, Wednesday at 5 pm.

The Seminars Fee is $700 pesos for the 8 lectures.

The entrance fee for each lecture is $100 pesos.


  1. Introduction to the cultural dynamics of Mexico and Mesoamerica. July 2nd.
  2. The preclassic period: the olmecs, Cuicuilco and Monte Albán. July 9th.
  3. The Classic period: Teotihuacan and the Mayas. July 16th. 
  4. The epiclasic period: Xochicalco and Cacaxtla. July 23rd.
  5. The postclassic period: Tula and Chichen Itzá. July, 30th.
  6. The route of Cortés and the Conquest. August 6th.
  7. The Popol Vuh, Sacred Book of the Mayas, August 13th
  8. The sacred texts of the nahuas, August 20th.