November 28, 2012
- End of the World
- Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Leslie F. Malpass Library, Room 180
- Description: University Libraries will host Michael Kirby on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Room 180. Michael Kirby, a local archaeologist will explain the Mayan calendar. Mr. Kirby received an MA in Archaeology from Florida State University where he studied with Dr. Mary Pohl and Dr. Katherine Josserand, both important scholars of the Maya.
Many people (one would be far too many) believe that the world is going to end on December 21 or 13 Baktun in Mayan. The end of the world is no reason to interrupt your lunch hour, but understanding the Mayan calendar is. How, and why, we divide up time the way we do is a product of science, history, and culture (if those can be separated from one another). For instance the fact that the Eastern Seaboard is one hour ahead of us is a result of railroad executives' decisions made in the 19th century--on November 18, 1883 at noon or (184.108.40.206.2 Mayan).
Please feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion. Any questions, please contact Bill Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy Sayles at email@example.com.
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