The Department of History would like to announce the recent posthumous publication of a chapter by Dr. Catherine Julien, our dear friend and colleague, who passed away May, 2011. Dr. Julien’s essay, “The Chinchaysuyu Road and the Definition of an Imperial Landscape,” appears in the new volume Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World, edited by Susan Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard Talbert, and published this month by Wiley-Blackwell.
The collection also contains the following, moving dedication to:
"Catherine Julien, distinguished archaeologist and ethnohistorian of the indigenous cultures of the Americas, died prematurely on May 27, 2011. A reflection by her was the inspiration for this volume, and we dedicate it to her memory. The work that she so generously shared will live on."
The Department is grateful to the editors and contributors for this final, fitting tribute to Dr. Julien.
To honor the memory and legacy of our dear friend and colleague, the department has established the Dr. Catherine Julien Memorial Fund for History." The fund will be used to "support students, either undergraduate or graduate, to advance their research in history with a preference for supporting graduate students and those students whose interests are in studying Latin America history and culture broadly defined, including its archaeology and its indigenous peoples." Developed in close consultation with Dr. Julien's daughter, Clara, the plan is to grow the fund into an endowment that will serve for many years as fitting tribute to Dr. Julien, who was both a world class scholar and a passionate and dedicated teacher.
For more on Dr. Julien, please read the department's obituary.
To contribute, please visit the Dr. Catherine Julien Memorial Fund for History online.