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

When: Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:15 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.


Friday October 25

9:30-10am - coffee, light breakfast

Panel Two 10-11:30 am


Andrew Hamilton (School of the Art Institute) and Mary Weismantel (Northwestern), Beyond Text and Image: Materiality and Indigeneity in the Andes

Roberto Rosado (Northwestern), Ancient Ruins as “Empty” Spaces: A Legacy of 18th and 19th-century Travelers and Explorers in the Americas

moderator: Sophie Reilly


11:30am-1pm lunch


1pm - 2:30pm

Panel Three speakers:

Alexander Herrera Wassilowski (Universidad de los Andes), Archaeology, legitimacy and progress: from indigenism to environmentalism in Ancash, Peru (1919-2019)

Walther Maradiegue (Northwestern), Huaqueros: Archaeology and Precariousness in the Andes

moderator: Daniela Raillard (Northwestern)


2:45-4:15 pm 

Panel Four speakers:

Gabriel Ramón Joffré (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Segregating Manco Capac: Archaeological Discourse, Public Monuments and the Limits of Nationalism in Lima during the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Jorge Coronado (Northwestern), The Uses of Archaeology: Cultural Consumption and Local Production in the Work of Elena Izcue

moderator: Mark Hauser (Northwestern) 


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

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