Maya on the Mountain set for April 13-15, 2020

John DaigleNews & Events

Boundary End Center is delighted to announce a Hieroglyphic Workshop – Maya on the Mountain: the Lords of Tiho’ – led by David Stuart on April 13-15. Dr. Stuart will cover the monuments and inscriptions of Dzibilchaltun and Western Yucatan. His father, George Stuart, did much of the mapping and early drawings of the site’s architecture back in the late … Read More

Dr. Jill Jordan joins BEC as George Stuart Residential Scholar

John DaigleNews & Events

Dr. Jill Jordan looking up from excavation.

Boundary End Center announces the appointment of Dr. Jillian M. Jordan as a George Stuart Residential Scholar. Jill is an archaeologist who recently received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on how people acquire and transmit knowledge, and the relationships between interaction networks and spatial/social boundaries. At the BEC, Jill is working on … Read More

Call for Applications: 2019-2020 George Stuart Residential Scholar(s)

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The Boundary End Center (BEC) is seeking one or two candidates for becoming George Stuart Residential Scholars for the 2019-20 academic year. BEC accepts candidates for either one or two semester long residencies. Fall residency span September 1-December 30; Spring residency span January 1-May 30. Summer residencies (June 1-August 30) are also possible. BEC is a research center and residential … Read More

Maya on the Mountain held at BEC

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The Maya on the Mountain hieroglyphic workshop, led by David Stuart, was held at the Boundary End Center from April 22-24. The workshop was a great success, and brought 12 “glyphers” to the teaching facility and library of BEC for a productive time investigating the inscriptions of the Classic Maya site of Cobá. Along with George Stuart Residential Scholar Mary … Read More

A Public Workshop Held at BEC

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

This past Saturday, over 40 members of the Asheville community visited the Boundary End Center for an introductory workshop on the “Archaeology and Writing System of the  Ancient Maya”. The workshop was a success, and we had the pleasure to work with a wide spectrum of people, from a local school kid, to neighboring lifelong learners, and faculty members of … Read More

Major book donation by the Institute of Maya Studies

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The Institute of Maya Studies of Miami, FL, has recently donated their entire library to BEC. This book donation, which fills three entire columns of our expanding library, is portrayed above. The members of IMS had been accumulating this library for decades, and we at the BEC are grateful that they chose us as the right home for their many volumes. … Read More

A Public Workshop at BEC on March 30

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

In collaboration with Sister Cities Asheville: San Cristobal de la Casas, we are glad to announce an upcoming workshop on March 30, from 1-4pm: An Introduction to Ancient Maya Archaeology and Hieroglyphic writing by Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire, Ph.D.George Stuart Residential Scholar, Boundary End CenterAdjunct Visiting Professor, UNC-Asheville&Mary Kate Kelly, M.A.George Stuart Residential Scholar, Boundary End CenterPh.D. Candidate, Tulane University Come learn … Read More

Maya on the Mountain: The Inscriptions of Cobá

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The Boundary End Center is delighted to announce a Hieroglyphic Workshop – Maya on the Mountain: The Inscriptions of Cobá – led by David Stuart and slated for April 22-24. Cobá — a site located in modern Quintana Roo, Mexico — has played an important role for BEC. George Stuart lived there from 1974-75 with his wife Gene and his … Read More

A Mayanists’ Retreat at BEC

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

A Mayanists’ Retreat at BEC The BEC hosted a retreat for the Mayanists of North Carolina over the first weekend of February. This fun event grouped several scholars (in alphabetical order): Dylan Clark, Rachel Horowitz, Mary Kate Kelly, Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire, Patricia McAnany, David Mora-Morin, Dorie Reents-Budet, Yuko Shiratori, and Brent Woodfill. These scholars came from distinct institutions in NC and SC, … Read More

Recent volunteer in residence – Anne Higgins

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

Recent volunteer in residence – Anne Higgins The staff at Boundary End Center has been delighted to host Anne Higgins as a volunteer in residence over the past two weeks. Anne Higgins, a computer programmer by trade, has been studying ancient Mesoamerica and exploring the Maya world for decades. She also has a keen interest for rock art. Anne came … Read More