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, Kaili Sullivan, and Brent Woodfill. These scholars came from distinct institutions in NC and … 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

BEC goes to the 12th Annual Maya at the Playa

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The 12th Annual Maya at the Playa — co-organized by BEC board member Mat Saunders and BEC George Stuart Residential Scholar Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire — took place from September 20-23 in Palm Coast, FL.  This year, the conference focussed on Caves and the Underworld. Presentations included reports on recent research led in cave systems from across the Maya world, including those of … Read More

Inaugural George Stuart Residential Scholars Appointed

Maxime Lamoureux St-HilaireNews & Events

The Boundary End Center is delighted to announce that Mary Kate Kelly and Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire have been appointed as the inaugural George Stuart Residential Scholars for the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2018-19 academic year. Mary Kate Kelly (M.A., B.A.) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at Tulane University, where her advisor is Dr. Marc Zender. Her doctoral … Read More

Valladolid Mayor and Yucatan Team meets at BEC

John DaigleAutoPost, News & Events

  A 17-person delegation including leaders from Yucatan visited BEC in mid-October. It was led by the current Municipal President (Mayor) of Valladolid, Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante and staff from the Ayuntamiento de Valladolid. Asheville Sisters Cities, Inc. organized and hosted the visit from one of the Maya sister cities, Valladolid, Yucatan. The delegation included members of the Asheville Sister … Read More

New Scholar-in-Residence at Boundary End Center

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News from BEC Archivist, Dylan Clark: This summer George Scheer, director of the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC is in residence at Boundary End Center until mid-August, writing a draft of his dissertation in the library. The BEC library, was founded by renowned Maya and Ancient American archaeologist, George Stuart.  George Scheer has also been kind enough to share some of … Read More

Pre-Columbian libraries arrive at Boundary End Center!

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Hundreds of volumes from the rich archives of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington D.C. and the Conklin Library are now on the shelves of the Boundary End Center / Ancient America libraries. This generous donation came by way of BEC board vice president, Jeff Splitstoser. That’s Jack Marshall loading the truck in Silver Springs along with great volunteers unloading hundreds … Read More