Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 2-4 pm in Wilson 117 for a workshop on the history of global cities and infrastructure, entitled "Qhapaq Ñan: An ancient key to connect the Andean region?". The workshop uses the Inkaic Qhapaq Ñan, a complex network of roadways and information systems, as a key to unlock some of the histories of cultural and linguistic exchange in Pre-Columbian South America. Participants should review the article by geographer Saskia Sassen, "The Global City: Introducing a Concept," Brown Journal of World Affairs, 11.2 (2005): 27-43 (download the pdf).
The talk, sponsored by the Global South: Concept and Practice Lab (Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures) will be led by visiting researchers Lydia Fossa (professor, Universidad ESAN), Diana Coronado (Research Assistant, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú), María Claudia Delgado (Research Assistant, PUCP), and Katherine López (Intern, Cartography and Community Relations, Compañía Minera Antamina) of the Glosas croniquenses project.
The full schedule of their visit is available here.