Goals and objectives

  • Historical research on Mesoamerican cultures, colonial Latin American historical events, architecture, monuments and artifacts
  • Transcription and translations of historical documents in Spanish, Indigenous languages, and English
  • Educational distribution of virtual recreations of historical events, architecture, monuments and artifacts through digital media to include
    • Websites
    • Game Engines
    • Virtual Reality
    • Augmented Reality
  • Seminars and Workshops for educators and students concerning our research and digital media projects

Projects

Virtual museum projects

•DIGITAL MUSEUM OF MESOAMERICAN ARTIFACTS: Virtual recreation of the international exhibit “Maya Gods of the 16th Century” hosted in Antigua, Guatemala (July 16, 2019-March 30, 2020).

 •CAPILLA DE INDIOS MUSEUM PROJECT:  Virtual recreation of the late 16th century Indian Chapel of the Dominican Convent in Antigua, Guatemala to house a small digital museum collection of objects from the archaeological excavations of the Dominican Convent of Antigua.

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Ecclesiastical Architectural History Projects

•CATHEDRAL OF ANTIGUA PROJECT: Virtual recreation of the exterior and interior of the Cathedral of Santiago of the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala, circa 1684.

•ARCHBISHOP PALACE OF ANTIGUA PROJECT: Virtual recreation of the exterior and interior of the 17th century Archiepiscopal palace of the Archdiocese of Antigua, Guatemala. •CATHEDRAL OF MÊRIDA PROJECT: Virtual recreation of the exterior and interior of the late 16th-century Cathedral of Mérida, Yucatán, México-only Cathedral in the Americas completed in the 16th century.

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Inquisition History Projects

•PALACE OF THE MEXICAN INQUISITION PROJECT: Virtual recreation of the exterior spaces and interior of the 17th century Palace of the Mexican Inquisition in Mexico City.

•VR INQUISITION TRIAL PROJECT: Virtual recreation of the Inquisition trial of the Dutch Pirate Guillermo Enriquez in the place of the inquisition of Mexico. Auto de Fe Project: Virtual Recreation of the Auto de fe of the Episcopal Inquisition in Santiago de los Caballeros, March 1554.

•AUTO DE FE OF 1601 PROJECT: Virtual Recreation of the major General Auto de fe of 1601 of the Mexican Inquisition in Mexico City, March 25, 1601.

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Auto de Fe 1601

•The goal of this project is to recreate as accurately as possible the experience of attending the Auto de Fe General of 1601.

•By means of three dimensional simulation software, digital tools customarily used by architects and designers will be used to create as accurate a reconstruction of Mexico City in 1601 as possible.

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