Penn Arts & Sciences Logo

The Incas in Mexico

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Greenfield Intercultural Center
University of Pennsylvania
3708 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is our first event of the year. Enjoy some snacks, learn some Quechua phrases and join us for lecture by Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli on the history of the Incas.

Abstract: Texts and illustrations by Inca petitioners in eighteenth-century Mexico’s archives raise questions about hemispheric and transatlantic movement of the descendants of Incas kings after the Spanish conquest.
This presentation examines the long journey of the Uchu Tupac Yupanqui family in Peru and Mexico on their way to a desired, but never reached, destination: the court of the Spanish King.

Bio: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of Colonial Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of La fe andina de la escritura: identidad y resistencia en la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala (2006), Durmiendo en el agua (2008, short fiction), Nobles de papel (2016) and Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799 (2017, co-edited with M. Díaz). Her current project is tentatively titled: From Coyas to Doñas: Inca Women and the Gendering of the Colonial Archive.

For more information, see Quechua at Penn.