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Peru: Ancient & Modern

Facsimile of <em>Trujillo del Perú</em> (detail) by Baltasar Jaime Marti¿nez Compan¿o¿n y Bujanda (1735 - 1797)
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This two-day gathering of leading experts about Peru explores the country's millennial history and present-day challenges. It includes lectures and a roundtable discussion. The first day of the symposium takes place at the Nasher Museum alongside the student-curated Incubator exhibition, Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas. The second day of the symposium takes place at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. All events are free and open to the public.

Day one of this symposium is at the Nasher Museum. Day two will take place at the Fedex Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Day 1: Life and Death in Ancient Peru
Thursday, February 20
4 PM: Talks in the Lecture Hall
5:30 PM: Reception
Brian Billman, Archaeologist, UNC-Chapel Hill, "War and Peace in the Moche Era"
Gabriel Prieto, Archaeologist, University of Florida and National Geographic Explorer, "Chimú Child Sacrifice"
Moderator: Ranjana Khanna, Director, Franklin Humanities Institute

At Duke, this event is co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Nasher Museum, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities and Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

Contact: Wendy Hower