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At Div School, Centuries-Old Aztec Language Speaks to the Present

April 15, 2022
Nahuatl Notequixpoyohuan (“My Nahuatl Friends”) is housed at Harvard Divinity School and supported by the Harvard University Native American Program and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Some students in the group, now in its second semester, want to reclaim their roots and culture. Some are researchers who need Nahuatl to use primary sources left by scribes.
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'Month of Unity' Aims to Help El Pasoans Heal from 2019 Walmart Mass Shooting

July 6, 2021
“The healing garden is about curing, not just remembering. It’s about restoration, it’s about hope of transformation, coming out of this,” said HDS Professor Davíd Carrasco. "It's also saying to the people who have tried to put a boot in the face of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in recent years — that we will not imitate your cruelty with ours."
Davíd Carrasco y Eduardo Matos Moctezuma en México en 2019. Foto de Ryan Christopher Jones

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Sobre La Creación De Colaboraciones Transfronterizas Fructíferas

August 17, 2020

La Cátedra Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, la primera serie de conferencias que lleva el nombre de un ciudadano mexicano en los 400 años de la historia de la Universidad de Harvard, se lanzó hace tres años como parte de una colaboración entre instituciones culturales mexicanas y Harvard.

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Professor Davíd Carrasco at the Teotihuacan archeological site in Mexico

Picturing a 'New Human Family'

November 7, 2019

The destruction of one of the world’s great civilizations. The slaughter of thousands of indigenous people—and the enslavement of thousands more. These atrocities were the consequence of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1519. Yet Davíd Carrasco notes that the arrival of Europeans on the North American mainland also resulted in alliances, intermarriage, new forms of religion and culture, and the birth of what he calls a “new human family.”... Read more about Picturing a 'New Human Family'

Professor David Carrasco touching a stone wall

Exploring Native America

October 19, 2018

PBS’s latest series, Native America, explores the world created by America’s first peoples. The four-part series, which premieres October 23, reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and over 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.... Read more about Exploring Native America