Quechua Alliance 2020: Call for proposals

Quechua Alliance 2020 

Virtual edition: December 5th, 2020

Call in English and Quechua also available

Since 2015 Quechua Alliance Annual Meeting is a vibrant space for the exchange of ideas between Quechua speakers, community leaders, college students and professors who share an interest and passion for Quechua language and Andean culture. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to host this gathering virtually, with a focus on its showcase format  of engaging discussions or initiatives on Quechua, as an opportunity to continue strengthening the vibrant Quechua enthusiast community in the United States and the diaspora despite the current circumstances.

We invite educators, community leaders, scholars, and students to send proposals for presentations. Presentations can take the form of interactive activities, workshops, open discussions, or scholarly talks. Each presentation will last up to 15 minutes in total and can be presented by one person or a group. Presentations can be given in Quechua, Spanish, or English. Priority will be given to presentations that include interactive content. 

Please submit a title and a 200-250 word presentation description in a PDF document to https://forms.gle/f3LWBQ4wAUaRE47r9 . The deadline for submission is Sunday, November 14th, 2020. In your submission email, please include “Proposal” in the subject line. Include participant names and organization in the body of the email (if applicable). Decisions will be sent out by mid-September. 

Possible presentation themes: 

·       ●  The integration of Quechua and technology: apps, social media, digital projects

·      ●  Quechua learning materials 

·       ●  Pedagogical strategies in practice: Games and activities 

·       ●  Quechua & the arts (music, film, dance, etc.) 

·       ●  Community outreach in US Andean spaces 

·       ●  Highlighting Quechua-related initiatives 

·       ●  Topics concerning Quechua linguistics

·       ●  Quechua in the Global context

Last year’s presentation topics included: 

Interactive workshop on Andean clothes

The use of interactive games in teaching Quechua

Presentation of new dictionaries or language textbooks

Narrative strategies in Quechua testimonio

Recent rap in Quechua

Quechua linguistics discussion

La práctica del idioma quechua, las costumbres, los ritos y rituales en EEUU 

If you have questions, please contact Ana Tello altello @ berkeley.edu