Number 8

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Nahua Newsletter

October 1989, Number 8

The Nahua Newsletter
With support from the Department of Anthropology
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Alan R. Sandstrom, Editor
A Publication of the Indiana University
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Brad R. Huber, Editor


In this issue

Welcome to the eighth issue of the Nahua Newsletter. This issue was sent to 140
subscribers including, approximately 100 specialists in Nahua physical anthropology,
prehistory, linguistics, ethnohistory, and contemporary culture. It contains news of
recent publications, ongoing research, upcoming conferences, and calls for assistance.
The editor expresses his appreciation to Alan Sandstrom, Indiana-Purdue University, and
the College of Charleston for their assistance in reproducing and mailing this

Meeting of Nahua specialists

Of special interest to readers is the upcoming Organizing Meeting of Nahua
Specialists at the 1989 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. The
Organizing Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 12:00-1:15 PM in the
Thoroughbred Room of the Washington Hilton Hotel. Topics to be discussed include the
organization of symposia, the possibility of becoming a unit within the AAA, etc. All
specialists are welcome to attend and contribute ideas.

Upcoming special issue

The next issue of the Nahua Newsletter will include a comprehensive and up-to- date
directory of Nahua scholars. Recipients of the current issue are asked to review their
last directory listing (see issues 5, 6, or 7). If modifications are desired, the
subscription form at the end of this issue can be used to make necessary changes, add
information, draw attention to errors, etc. A letter with the same instructions will be
sent to all previous subscribers. Unless the editor hears from you, your last directory
entry will be printed without change in the upcoming special issue. The next issue will
contain a directory of over 250 specialists. Issue 9 will be free to all subscribers.
However, since it will be 50-60 pages in length, all specialists residing in the U.S.
are asked to send the editor a stamped self-addressed 9 ” by 12 ” envelope. Please
include $1.65 for first class postage. (Institutional subscribers and scholars living
outside of the U.S. need not send the editor an envelope or postage.) Please, no
checks, money orders, etc . The next issue will “go to the printers” at the end of
February. Please send forms, envelopes, directory updates, and announcements as soon as
possible, but no later than February 5, 1990. The editor’s current address is: The
Nahua Newsletter, c/o Brad R. Huber, Editor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 24924.

Items of interest

1. Louise Burkhart (Indiana-Purdue University) would “like to hear from anyone who
might be able to identify by handwriting a Franciscan friar and nahuatlato active in
Tlatelolco (and Huejotzingo?) in 1588-1590. For example, Gerónimo de Mendieta,
Pedro de Oroz. It should be possible to figure out whose handwriting this is, but I
don’t have facsimiles of anything useful.” 2. Vernon Kjonegaard (University of
California-Santa Barbara) notes that Volume 10 of the journal New Scholar is now
available, to Nahua Newsletter readers only, for $10 postpaid–a saving of $6. This
issue should be of special interest to newsletter subscribers because it contains a
number of articles on Nahua speakers as well as book reviews and an Index to Volumes
6-10. The New Scholar is also looking for reviewers. A c. v. or statement of
interest/expertise will set in motion the “critical process.” Interested parties can
write to Vernon Kjonegaard, Department of Religious Studies, University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106. 3. Elena Limón R. (Universidad de las Américas)
notes the recent publication of Tlatelolco: Fuentes e Historia. Obras de Robert H.
Barlow (Vol II), (INAH-UDLA, 1989) which is edited by Jesus Monjarás-Ruiz, Elena
Limón and M. Cruz Paillés. It complements Barlow’s first volume:
Tlatelolco: Rival de Tenochtitlan, a recompilation of 36 of Barlow’s articles related
to prehispanic and early colonial Tlatelolco. Copies are available at $20 U.S. from:
Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Santa
Catarina Mártir 72820, A.P. 100 Cholula, Pue, Mexico. (Please send Postal or
International Money Orders only. Postage and Handling are included.) 4. Scott O’Mack is
currently preparing “an English translation of Cristóbal del Castillo’s Historia
de los Mexicanos, following the Nahuatl text published by Paso y Troncoso in 1908. I
would much appreciate any information regarding other translations of these fragments,
published or unpublished, as I hope to eventually publish a ‘definitive’ edition.” His
address is 1306 E. 50th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 5. Robert Shadow (Universidad de las
Américas) writes that “In the summer of 1990 the Department of Anthropology will
be organizing, for the second time, a three-day to week-long series of conferences
entitled ‘Simposio Sobre Cholula’. The focus is on the archaeology, ethnohistory,
ethnography, and linguistics of Cholula and surrounding regions, including Oaxaca,
Tlaxcala, the Sierra Norte, Veracruz, and Morelos.” The symposium will be organized by
theme in which Nahua scholars from the US, Mexico, and elsewhere can get together both
formally and informally. “In general, the University is quite supportive of
conferences. . .; it has ample cafeteria facilities and possibly some dormitory
accommodations on campus could be arranged. Trips to Cacaxtla, Cholula, and Tlaxcala
could also be arranged.” Those interested should write or call Robert D. Shadow: Dept.
de Antropología, Universidad de las Américas, A.P. 100 Sta. Catarina
Mártir 72820, Cholula, Puebla, MEXICO. Telephone: 47-00-00 Ext. 1194. 6. Members
of the Taller de Traducción de Textos Nahuas of the Instituto de Investigaciones
Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico wish to inform
subscribers of their activities. Seminar members have been working together since 1984
and have devoted themselves to the translation of colonial Nahuatl texts into Spanish,
especially the works of Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin. They intend to publish
Chimalpahin’s complete works in a bilingual edition. In addition, they train
translators who already have some knowledge of Colonial Nahuatl and seek to improve
their own translating skills by working closely with fellow scholars. The current
members of the seminar are: Victor Manuel Castillo Farreras, Josefina García
Quintana, Dolores Latapi, Xochitl Medina, Federico Navarrete, José Rubén
Romero Galván, and Durdica Segota. Their mailing addresses and research
interests can be found in the directory. Their telephone number is: 5-48-08-39. 7.
Anyone interested in joining a panel on Techialoyan Codices for the VIII Reunion de
Historiadores Mexicanos y Norteamericanos should send an abstract to: Stephanie Wood,
3322 Videra Drive, Eugene, OR 97405-1237 as soon as possible. The meeting will be held
in San Diego, California in October, 1990.

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