Calendar: Events & Quechua Nights at Penn

  • Quechua Penn organizes and co-organizes different events: conferences, colloquiums, and cultural nights. The Quechua Cultural Nights at Penn raisie awareness on Andean Culture and Quechua language in the Philadelphia area.  We gather to learn and share by organizing activities such as film-screenings, dance workshops, language workshops, and conversations with Andean-related advocates.
    Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise is mentioned.


Upcoming events:

[talk] Quechua program Welcoming Event and guest-lecture: The Incas in Mexico: Negotiating Nobility of Blood on Paper”, by Prof. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 6pm
Place: Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn (3708 Chesnut Street)

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.

[talk] David Choquehuanca, prominent Aymara leader

Date: October 11th, 2017

We are honored to invite Mr. David Choquehuanca, Secretary General of ALBA and former Foreign Minister of Bolivia, to speak at Penn.

This year we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Mr. Choquehuanca, a high-ranked Aymara leader who have played an internationally and national role on promoting Indigenous Rights will discuss about the challenges and goals to recognize and respect Indigenous peoples’s cultures, territory and citizenship.

His talk is scheduled for October 11st, 2017, 6pm as a preliminar special event of the “Penn in Latin America” conference. More info, here

[talk] Agustín Panizo Jansana, Director of Indigenous Languages at Peru’s Culture Ministry (as part of LALSES series)

Date: Spring 2018
Place: TBA

Agustin Panizo Jansana is a linguist and researcher. He is currently the Director of Indigenous Languages at the Peru’s Cultural Ministry of Peru. In 2017 his office helped to craft Peru’s first ever National Policies for Indigenous Languages.


[talk] “Colonialism, ethnicity, and gender in the Andes.” by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Place: TBA

Alice Paul Center Berkowitz Lecture on  Co-organized and sponsored by LALS.


For info on previous events organized or co-hosted by Quechua at Penn, please click here.


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