Assistant Professor Anthropology
On Sabbatical Leave, 2012-2013
Office: Tisch Learning Ctr 225
Tel: (518) 580 5442
- PhD, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, 2009
- Master of Philosophy, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, 2006
- Bachelor of Arts, Department of Art and Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 1997
- Mesoamerica, particularly Maya Lowlands of Guatemala
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
- Mesoamerican Archaeology; Material Culture; Ritual; Iconography and Symbolism; Art production; Mural Painting; Materials Analysis; Fragmentary Objects; Architecture; Archaeological Illustration; Archaeological Methods; Cultural Heritage
- Urban Latin America (SSP100);
- Anthropology of the Human Past (AN102);
- Mesoamerican Archaeology (AN205);
- North American Archaeology (AN207);
- Archaeological Field Methods (AN251);
- Archaeological Illustration (AN251);
- Archaeology of Religion and Ritual (AN352);
- Senior Seminar in Anthropology (AN366)
- 2010 K. Taube, W. Saturno, D. Stuart, and H. Hurst. Illustrated by H. Hurst. The Murals of San Bartolo, El Petén, Guatemala, Part 2: The West Wall. Ancient America 10, Center for Ancient American Studies, Barnardsville. [Translation into Spanish 2011.]
- 2005 Saturno, W., K. Taube, and D. Stuart. Illustrated by H. Hurst. The Murals of San Bartolo, El Petén, Guatemala, Part I: The North Wall. Ancient America 7, Center for Ancient American Studies, Barnardsville. [Reprint 2010.][Translation into Spanish 2011.]
- 2003 Rawlings, Jane. Illustrated by H. Hurst. The Penelopeia. David Godine Publishing, Boston.
ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
- 2011 C. O’Grady and H. Hurst, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Conservation of Preclassic Maya Wall Paintings from San Bartolo, Guatemala. Preprints, pp. 869-879. ICOM Committee for Conservation, Lisbon: Critério Publishers.
- 2011 F. Estrada-Belli and H. Hurst, Maya Map from La Sufricaya, Guatemala. In Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, edited by J. Dym and K. Offen, pp. 25-28. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- 2009 F. Estrada-Belli, A. A. Tokovinine, J. M. Foley, H. Hurst, G. A. Ware, D. Stuart, and N. Grube, A Maya Palace at Holmul, Petén, Guatemala and the Teotihuacan ‘Entrada’: Evidence from Murals 7 and 9. Latin American Antiquity, 20:228-259.
EXHIBITIONS OF ARTWORK
- 2010-2011 Mural Installation of San Bartolo Maize God Scene, in “The Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
- 2010-2011 San Bartolo West Wall Quatrefoil, in “Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea,” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX, and the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.
- 2009-2010 Bonampak Room 1, in “Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya,” University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA.
- 2008-present San Bartolo and Bonampak, in “Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas,” Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
- 2008 San Bartolo, Bonampak, and Architectural Reconstructions, in “Maya Murals: The Art of Power,” Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
- 2007-2008 Bonampak Room 1, in “Maya: Könige aus dem Regenwald,” Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen Rosenheim, Germany; Roemer-und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Germany.
- 2006 Bonampak Room 2, North Wall in Exhibition of Mesoamerica, Museu de Arqueologia Etnologia, São Paulo, Brazil.
- 2005-2006 San Bartolo North Wall in “Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
- 2005-present San Bartolo North Wall, permanent display, Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
- 2004-2005 Bonampak Room 2, North Wall, in “Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
- 2002-2003 Bonampak Room 1, 2, and 3, in “The Maya Murals of Bonampak: Windows on an Ancient Culture,” Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
REPRINTS OF ARTWORK PUBLISHED IN:
- 2011 Coe, Michael D. The Maya. New York: Thames and Hudson.
- 2010 Hays-Gilpin, Kelley and P. Schaafsma, editors. Painting the Cosmos: Metaphor and Worldview in Images from the Southwest Pueblos and Mexico. Flagstaff: Museum of Northern Arizona.
- 2009 Looper, Matthew. To Be Like Gods: Dance in Ancient Maya Civilization. Austin: University of Texas Press.
- 2006 Houston, S. D., D. Stuart, and K. Taube. The Memory of Bones: Body, Being, and Experience among the Classic Maya. Austin: University of Texas Press.
- 2006 Miller, Mary. The Art of Mesoamerica. New York: Thames and Hudson.
- 2003 Sistine Chapel of the Early Maya. National Geographic December 2003:72-77.
- 2002 Pre-Columbian Treasure. New York Times vol. CLI No. 52,057. Thursday, March 14. Page 1.
- 2002 Uncovering a Maya Mural. National Geographic April 2002:70-75. Page 74.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND HONORS
- SUN Network Advance Grant, National Science Foundation, 2011, 2010
- Major Research Instrumentation award co-PI, Establishment of the Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory, #0959476, National Science Foundation, 2010
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship #P022A070026, United States Department of Education, 2007–2008
- Fellowship Award, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2004–2009
- Doctoral Research Fellowship, John F. Enders Foundation, Yale University, 2007
- Alumni Scholar Award, Periclean Honor Society, Skidmore College, 2006