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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 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

Day 2: War and Society in Late 20th Century Peru
Fedex Global Education Center, Room 4003, UNC-Chapel Hill
Friday, February 21
9:30 AM to Noon: Roundtable Discussion
Renzo Aroni, Pablo Celis-Castillo, Ponciano Del Pino, Joseph Feldman, Shane Greene, Miguel La Serna and Olinda Quispé.
Moderator: Orin Starn.

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.

At UNC-Chapel Hill, this event is co-sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History and Institute for the Study of the Americas.

Event Details

Thursday, February 20
4–6:30 PM
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Brian Billman, Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas, Franklin Humanities Institute, Gabriel Prieto, Peru
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.