Please mark your calendars for a LACS faculty panel on Felipe Guaman Poma and his Nueva corónica (1615): Thursday, November 29, 3:00-4:30, Northen Auditorium. Presenters are Professors Matt Gildner (History), Mónica González (Romance Languages), and Andrea Lepage (Art History). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.
Here’s the full description of the panel:
Felipe Guaman Poma, a literate Incan noble born just after the conquest of Peru, was an exceptional historical actor whose life and writings provide insights into the native experience of conquest and colonial rule in the central Andes. Poma is widely recognized for the 1,200 page letter that he wrote to the Spanish King Phillip III in 1615, Nueva corónica y buen gobierno. This interdisciplinary panel of scholars will revisit the content of Nueva corónica, providing novel interpretations of both the significance and meaning of the text and accompanying illustrations. They will also situate Poma, the individual, within the complex matrix of colonial power relations in order to illustrate the resilience of native Andean peoples during this momentous period of foreign invasion and colonial domination.