The annual Fales Lecture in English and American Literature will be delivered by Galen Brokaw, Associate Professor and Head of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montana State University. Professor Galen is a scholar of Colonial Latin America and Early Modern Spain, New World historiography, and Indigenous Latin American cultures. The author of A History of the Khipu (Cambridge UP, 2010), Professor Brokaw will lecture on "Quipus, Quipolas, and Hrönir in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe". His presentation discusses the emergence of the quipu, a knotted string device used by the Incas to record information, as a physical object in the European imagination, and places this emergence in the broader context of European thought. Please join us!
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