Lecture: "Andean Semiotics and the Quechua Concept of Quilca"
Tue, November 22, 2011 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • BEN 2.104
Galen Brokaw holds a PhD from Indiana University and specializes in colonial Latin America with emphasis on historiography, indigenous writing, and Nahuatl language and culture. His most recent book, A History of Khipu (Cambridge University Press, 2010), has revolutionized our understanding of the khipu as a semiotic system that stands in for writing, despite traditional allegations that Andean peoples had no writing but were only oral cultures.
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