Lunchtime lectures, talks and readings

Free lectures, readings and talks to help you discover
more about Moctezuma and the Mexica (Aztecs).


Lunchtime lectures and reading
Admission free, booking advised

Moctezuma II: Mexica ruler
Friday 25 September, 13.15
By Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, former director of the excavations at the Great Temple in Tenochtitlan.

The conquest seen from different eyes
Friday 16 October, 13.30
Susan Castillo, King’s College London, reads from both Spanish and indigenous accounts.

Cortés and Moctezuma:
a continuing enigma

Saturday 31 October, 13.15
By Sir John Elliott, University of Oxford

The search for Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec feathered serpent deity
Thursday 7 January, 13.15
By Eleanor Wake, former lecturer at Birkbeck

Curators’ introductions to Moctezuma
By Colin McEwan, exhibition curator
Saturday 3 October, 13.15 (S)
Friday 13 November, 13.30 (S)
Saturday 16 January, 13.15 (S)
By Elisenda Vila Llonch, assistant exhibition curator
Saturday 24 October, 13.15
Friday 27 November, 13.30
Friday 4 December, 13.30

 

S   sign interpreted

Related talks
Admission free, just drop in

Object and image:
pre-Hispanic and colonial Mexico

Tuesday 29 September, 13.15
By Elisenda Vila Llonch, British Museum

The arts before and after Moctezuma
Tuesday 13 October, 13.15
By Elizabeth Baquedano, University College, London

Objeto e imagen:
México prehispánico y colonial

Wednesday 28 October, 13.15
By Elisenda Vila Llonch, British Museum

Commerce, trade and exploration in Aztec times
Thursday 19 November, 13.15
By Max Carocci, Birkbeck

Reyes y nobles del México antiguo
Thursday 10 December, 13.15
By Elizabeth Baquedano, University College, London

Object and image:
pre-Hispanic and colonial Mexico

Tuesday 19 January, 13.15
By Elisenda Vila Llonch, British Museum

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Images: Turquoise mosaic mask, c. 1500–1521, Mexica/Mixtec.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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