Night Talk: Aztecs: where are they now?
Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEDT)
Sydney, New South Wales
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Professor Barry Carr, historian
Aztec culture and achievements have been highly regarded since the time of the Spanish conquest and especially since Mexico gained independence. The name Mexico is derived from the Nahua word ‘Mexica’ that the Aztecs used to describe themselves. Although most Mexicans today are people of mixed ethnic origin, Aztec identities and claims are still vividly present in Mexican thinking. Barry Carr shows how the Nahua-speaking people in central Mexico deal with their pre-Hispanic roots and why the national culture remains fascinated with its Aztec legacies.
When & Where
Our events are designed to educate, entertain and excite.
The Australian Museum is a place of exploration and discovery, inspiring responsibility for our world by promoting knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of science, nature and culture.
6 College St, Sydney NSW
(02) 9320 6000