K'acha Willaykuna Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Art and Humanities

K'acha Willaykuna Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Art and Humanities

In Quechua, art is defined as k’acha willaykuna, “messages with beauty,” which embody meaningfully-made and knowledgeably-made things

Quechuapiqa, runap ruwayninqa k’acha willayjinata riqsinchik, “kusiy willaykuna kanku”, ayllu runap ruwayninqa tukuy sunquwan wakichisqa kachkan

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Follow our events, participate in one of our working groups, join us for Our Distance Unlearning Hour which during Winter 2021 will be held every Friday from 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom, get involved in graduate/undergraduate K’acha Willaykuna project research and/or propose one of your classes for a teaching cluster. Also, view our recent events and meetings on our YouTube channel!

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Recent News

January 24, 2022

The Ohio State University Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme and Translational Data Analytics Institute are pleased to support a new two-year post-MFA/postdoctoral researcher position in…

January 14, 2022

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is proud to announce that Faculty Director Wendy S. Hesford has received a three-year reappointment!

Wendy S. Hesford:

"I am pleased to…

December 9, 2021

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is pleased to announce our spring lineup of events, including our Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues series and accompanying graduate workshops. All…

October 27, 2021

After a year-long process of collecting faculty and staff ideas, members of the Global Arts + Humanities leadership team and Advisory Committee have identified the 2022-23 Society of Fellows …