Visit from Central American scholar Professor Arturo Arias

  • 15 February 2013

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is to co-host Professor Arturo Arias, a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Texas, in Auckland during March. He is a well-known expert on Central American literature, with a special emphasis on indigenous literature.

He will lead a hui on “Decolonisation, Research and Indigenous Peoples Today” with Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith on Monday, March 11th for researchers. For more details and to register for this free event, click here.

Professor Arias will also give a public lecture on Tuesday March 12th, about the Maya calendar and wider indigenous issues, entitled “Oxlajuj B’aqtun: Not the End but a New Beginning for Maya, Indigenous Peoples and the Earth”. For more details, click here.

And finally on Thursday 14th March, there is a conversation between Professor Charles Royal and Professor Arias on “Truth and Narrative”.

Please see for more details on all three events. Professor Arias is a Hood Fellow of The University of Auckland, and is being hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and The New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies.