Community Leaders and Scholars gather at the Penn Andean Studies Colloquium




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Allillanchu Philadelphia! Hello Philly!
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.

The event is free and open to the public. You can check the whole program here.  Please, RVSP.

PS: Streaming will be available!

Here are some program highlights:


Concert with Inkarayku: You can’t miss this amazing band that blends the organic power of Quechua folk songs with the energy and edge unique to New York, the city that never sleeps


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

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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.

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