Dr. Pederson Selected for Summer Institute on 16th Century Spanish Invasion of Mexico

By Emily Horowitz | August 31, 2022

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Art History, was tapped by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for higher education, “Worlds in Collision: Nahua and Spanish Pictorial Histories and Annals in 16th-Century Mexico,” to investigate indigenous encounters with Spanish invaders of the Valley of Mexico between 1519-1521.

During the three-week Summer Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, leading international scholars presented new critical approaches to studying the overthrow of Tenochtitlan and the founding of Spanish colonial Mexico City.

The documents participants studied included Nahua and Spanish pictorial and textual histories. These came in the form of scrolls, codices, lienzos (linens), and maps.

Dr. Pederson is the recipient of numerous fellowships and research grants. She is also the author of Leonardo, Bramante, and the Academia: Art and Friendship in Fifteenth-Century Milan and is excited to bring these new critical approaches to her classes during the fall 2022 semester.