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Archaeology and Its Avatars: Andean Cultures and Histories Symposium (Day One)

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Room 1-515 (The Forum), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Linda Remaker   (847) 491-7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Co-Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Academic


What meanings has archaeology assumed in cultural and critical theory? What has been its role as a metaphor and also a mechanism for producing knowledge in humanistic discourse? This symposium seeks to map the differences and similarities between archaeological interventions and the way those interventions have been taken up as analytic, metaphor, and discursive strategy.


Thursday October 24

5:00 - 6:30 pm


Ximena Briceño (Stanford University), Dust to Dust: Visual culture, material remains, and the futures of the past

Peter Fenves (Northwestern University), At the Origin of Critical Theory: Benjamin Excavating the Concept of Time in Pre-Colonial Mesoamerica

moderator: Jorge Coronado (Northwestern University)


full symposium schedule

Thursday October 24

            5:00 - 6:30 pm

            speakers: Peter Fenves (Northwestern), Ximena Briceño (Stanford)

            moderator: Jorge Coronado (Northwestern)


            6:30 pm - reception


Friday October 25 

            9:00 - 9:30am - coffee, light breakfast


            9:30 am - 11:00 am

            speakers: Andrew Hamilton (School of the Art Institute) and Mary Weismantel (Northwestern), Roberto Rosado (Northwestern)

            moderator: Sophie Reilly


            11:15 am - 12:45 pm

            speakers: Alexander Herrera Wassilowski (Universidad de los Andes), Walther Maradiegue (Northwestern)

            moderator: Daniela Raillard (Northwestern)


            12:45 - 2:15 pm lunch


            2:15 - 3:45 pm 

            speakers: Gabriel Ramón Joffré (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Jorge Coronado (Northwestern)

            moderator: Mark Hauser (Northwestern)


co-sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program (LACS), the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the Department of Spanish & Portuguese,  the Department of Anthropology, the Science in Human Culture Program, and the Department of German

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