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Thinking Andean Studies

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:30pm to Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

Arch Building
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Thinking Andean Studies - Interdisciplinary Colloquium
University of Pennsylvania

On April 17-18, 2015 the University of Pennsylvania will host the event “Thinking Andean Studies”. This event is hoping to develop an interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field of Andean Studies, as well as to help foster a mentoring relationship between established and emerging scholars. The event aims to provide a space for scholars to share their research through paper presentations and roundtable discussions, and hopes to showcase the increasing number of scholars in the US conducting research in and about the Andes.

In addition, the event also aims to connect scholarship with initiatives of Indigenous language and Andean Culture advocates. In this spirit, a range of Quechua and Aymara advocates will present on topics that explore the intersections of Indigenous languages of the Andes and media and activism, language pedagogy, literature, and community organizing.


Keynote: Dr. Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino: A Peruvian linguist who has crucially contributed to the investigation and development of the Quechua language.

Indigenous Languages and Andean Culture advocates: A Kichwa-language radio show in New york City? Women Empowerment in the Andes through the use of technology? Quechua classes in US universities? You can learn more about these initiatives from the ones who are making them possible.

Exciting research on the Andes: Young and senior scholars will share their work on different topics such as Literature, Education, Film.

This free event starts on Friday, April 17th at 3pm (Arch Building).

The full program is on-line at Quechua at Penn.

FREE Live Streaming also available at the event's website.