Date: Thursday April 3, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Loser Hall 106
Sinclair Thomson, Associate Professor of History, NYU
“Resplendent Serpent or Monster of Humanity? Tupaj Katari and the Memory of Anticolonial Revolution in the Andes”
In 1780, indigenous people in what is now Bolivia rose up against a corrupt colonial government. Native leader Tupaj Katari led thousands of ordinary people in revolt, many of whom paid with their lives for their quest for freedom. Professor Thomson looks at how revolutionary memory has lived on in Bolivia in the aftermath of the revolts, continuing to inspire indigenous movements today.