International Symposium

Unsettling Resettlement: Forced Concentration of the Native Population in the Colonial Andes

February 23-24, 2018

Community Room

Jean and Alexander Heard Library

Vanderbilt University

419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


Akira Saito

National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

Steven A. Wernke

Vanderbilt University, USA

Admission is free, and no registration is required


National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

Vanderbilt University, USA

Support and funding:

  • KAKENHI – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • College of Arts and Science – Vanderbilt University
  • Center for Latin American Studies – Vanderbilt University
  • Center for Digital Humanities – Vanderbilt University
  • Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities – Vanderbilt University
  • Spatial Analysis Research Laboratory – Vanderbilt University
  • Department of Anthropology – Vanderbilt University
  • Department of History – Vanderbilt University


Friday, February 23

9:30-9:50 Opening Remarks

Project Overview

9:50-10:40 “Does Toledo’s Resettlement Remain in the Realm of the Unknown?”

Akira Saito (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

Digital Humanities Approaches to the Resettlement

10:40-11:30 “LOGAR and GeoPACHA: Progress and Prospects of Collaborative Digital Humanities Tools for the Study of the Reducción General

Steven A. Wernke (Vanderbilt University, USA)

Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown University, USA)

11:30-12:20 “Visualizing the Relationship between Repartimientos and Reducciones: An Experiment with the Resource Description Framework”

Akira Saito (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

Yasuhisa Kondo (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan)

Nozomi Mizota (Doshisha University, Japan)

Tomoko Koyama (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

12:20-1:40 Catered Lunch

Toledo’s Reform in the Context of the Hispanic Monarchy

1:40-2:30 “Commoner Created Towns in Spain and the New World”

S. Elizabeth Penry (Fordham University, USA)

2:30-3:20 “Viceroy Francisco de Toledo’s Church Reform in Transatlantic Perspective”

John Charles (Tulane University, USA)

3:20-3:40 Coffee Break

Resettlement as Part of Local History (Part 1: Peru)

3:40-4:30 “Transformación de las sociedades locales: análisis de las visitas pre-toledanas en la región Cajamarca, sierra norte del Perú”

Shinya Watanabe (Universidad Nanzan, Japón)

4:30-5:20 “Geometría territorial: tierras y aguas en los pueblos reducción de Huarochirí”

Alejandro Diez Hurtado (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú)

Saturday, February 24

Trans-Regional Comparisons

10:20-11:10 “Los hospitales en los pueblos de indios de Nueva España y el Perú durante la época colonial”

Marina Zuloaga Rada (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Perú)

11:10-12:00 “Regional Variations of the Reducción Model: Juli and Paraguay in Comparative Perspective”

Guillermo Wilde (CONICET / Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina)

12:00-12:50 “The Andean Reducciones and the New England Praying Towns in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”

Jeremy Ravi Mumford (Brown University, USA)

12:50-2:10 Catered Lunch

Reconstructing Daily Life in Reducciones

2:10-3:00 “Domestic Life in Toledan Reducciones and the Case of Carrizales, Zaña Valley, Peru”

Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown University, USA)

3:00-3:50 “The Death and Resurrection of Santa Cruz de Tuti, Peru”

Steven A. Wernke (Vanderbilt University, USA)

3:50-4:10 Coffee Break

Resettlement as Part of Local History (Part 2: Bolivia)

4:10-5:00 “Territorial Integration under Spanish Rule: The Role of the Caminos Reales in Charcas”

Clara López Beltrán (Academia Boliviana de Historia, Bolivia)

5:00-5:50 “Toledo’s Resettlement in Charcas: Local and Regional Perspectives in Dialog”

Paula C. Zagalsky (CONICET / Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Argentina)

5:50-6:10 Closing Remarks