Mikkel Bøg Clemmensen

Mikkel Bøg Clemmensen

PhD fellow

The title of my Ph.d.-project is Convergence and Cultural Encounters: The Calendar Wheels of Early Colonial Mexico (16th century) and it treats a small group of colonial artworks, the so-called 'calendar wheels'. These artworks are some of the only existing testimonies of the development and use of the Aztec calendar during the time following the Spanish conquest. The dissertation studies how and why the calendar wheels were produced by different actors in colonial Mexico, and how these images, more generally, can illuminate the cultural and religious interaction in the early colonial world.

The project is part of a larger project, funded by the Velux Foundation, called The Origins and Developments of Central Mexican Calendars and Writing Systems (ca. AD 200 – 1600) starting the 1st of February 2019 at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. The project has four participants. 


Colonial art and iconography in Mesoamerica, Mesoamerican culture and history

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