"Las Cosas Tienen Vida", a podcast by HAA graduate student Kate Mills

April 13, 2021
Poster for podcast "Las cosas tienen vida"

Kate Mills, a fifth year HAA graduate student, and her colleague, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa, have created a podcast Las cosas tienen vida. The first interview is with fellow HAA graduate student Annick Benavides.

"We warmly invite you to listen to the new Spanish podcast Las cosas tienen vida. Every Tuesday, hosts, José Araneda of Scuola Normale di Pisa and Kate Mills of Harvard University, will explore the many lives of Latin American art objects across history. In each episode we will focus specifically on a singular object manufactured approximately between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries with the investigator who has chosen this object for discussion. Our goal is to uncover both the histories told about these objects and the new approaches employed by current art historians to study them.

Come join us as we learn about diverse objects from the Cruz de la Conquista in Cuzco, Peru, an indigenous land map in San Miguel Tepetlapa, Mexico to the various representations of a Peruvian anteater’s tongue. All the podcast episodes can be found on Spotify here and more information can be found at our Instagram page @lascosastienenvida. "