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Stephen Houston

September - June 2012

Stephen Houston serves as the Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University, where he has taught since 2004. A MacArthur Fellow and the recipient of other fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dumbarton Oaks, among others, Houston is also the author, co-author, and editor of recent books that include The Memory of Bones: Body, Being, and Experience among the Classic Maya; Veiled Brightness: A History of Ancient Maya Color; The Classic Maya; The First Writing: Script Invention as History and Process; The Disappearance of Writing Systems; and the exhibit catalog, Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea. At the Clark, Houston will be working on a volume that explores the intersection of aesthetics and notions of sentient material among the ancient Maya.

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