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Brown Bag Lecture at the Penn Museum

September 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Penn Museum

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For Spanish colonial administrators Huancavelica was the “crown jewel” of the empire. For indigenous Andean peoples forced to labor underground, Huancavelica was “the mine of death.” At this Penn Cultural Heritage Center-sponsored lunchtime talk, Dr. Douglas K. Smit from the University of Pennsylvania, will consider the divergent historical narratives at the Huancavelica mercury mining complex in the Peruvian Andes. Drawing from archaeological fieldwork and oral histories collected since 2013, Dr. Smit will explore how the people of Santa Bárbara negotiate the development of cultural heritage in their community. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Free.

 

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Margaret Hempstead Says:

    I would like to attend this lecture. Please give me the details. Thank you.

  2. Tom Stanley Says:

    Hi, Margaret! This lecture takes place this Thursday at the Penn Museum at 3260 South Street. Admission to the lecture is free; ticketed admission to the Museum galleries is an additional fee. The lecture actually begins at 12:30 (not 12:00), but we recommend you arrive around 12:15 to get a seat. Here’s a link for more info: https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/973/memory-at-the-mine-of-death-cultural-landscapes-of-andean-mercury-mining

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