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Courses on Peru

Course 158R: Peru Foundations (Any location*)

Start here if you are just being introduced to Peru. (Preliminary / level course: use of internet not vital, uses just one or two books (buy or borrow from your local library) and – if email not available - text messaging.) *Details at your local Latin American or Peruvian association. Most consulates have lists.

Course 246R: PERU 3000BCE to 1963 (real)

The course workshops, tutorials and seminars take place in Southwark, London, UK or are hosted in the homes / workplaces of members of the learning community (246R), (Burgess Park)

Course 246V: PERU 3000BCE to 1963 (virtual)

Open to all "collaborating participants" (i.e. students!) via internet. In English, Spanish and/or other Peruvian languages. Click here to start collaborative editing (aka learning?).


Participants "score" (get credits) by using the OCE (open collaborative editing) features of the Education Network webpages (wikimedia software: works like Wikipedia). You can (a) edit the stub prepared for the course, (b) edit other related pages (discuss with your mentor), (c) start a new page (d) start a new category in your language. Your text and graphics contributions will be shown by clicking the "my contributions" button - top-right of page.

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The current topic is Caral. Wikipedia. Study page / live lecture (video) on topic. Guide for mentors and students. All references in Guide are (should be) online. Tutorial or workshop

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Peru 3000 BC to 1963 (See above) A history from the earliest complex societies until the first Belaunde government. (First level course / workshop – local groups with access to internet libraries. See Course 246V or 246R See Learning Community 246BP for example.)

Peru 1963 to the current period This is a ‘follow-on’ course / workshop. Contemporary history, cultural studies and socio-economic development. (First level course)

Peru: philosophy and culture Examines contribution of Peruvian philosophers to political, cultural and moral philosophy

Dynamic PeruThis course looks at some of the most rapidly changing aspects of modern Peru and makes use of new media (MP3 and video) to appeal to a wider – and perhaps younger - group of participants. (First level course)

Early migration, Bolivia, Peru, UK and Ireland. 1821 to 1839. As part of composite studies: Migration - Europe and Bolivia and Peru. (Second level course)

Diplomatic and international relations. Britain/Ireland, Bolivia and Peru, prior to (1821-1836) and during the Bolivia-Peruvian Confederation 1836-39 Of interest to embassies in Dublin, La Paz, Lima and London. . . . and others. (Third level – postgrad - course)

Quechua in Europe The writings of European scholars on Quechua linguistics, history and culture. Video-visits to the main centres of Quechua research. The productions of Quechua-speaking artists in Europe. The emergence of a Euro-Quechua heritage. Variants of Quechua language. Quechua and the agglutinative languages of Europe. Review of organisations supporting the LUL (lesser used languages) of Europe. Socio-economic and cultural history of Quechua – the language and its speakers. (Second / postgrad levels, accessible to non-Quechua speakers via Spanish and English, formation of a education-net between Quechua and non-Quechua speakers in Europe.)

Aymara in Europe The writings of European scholars on Aymara linguistics, history and culture. Video-visits to the main centres of Aymara research. The productions of Aymara-speaking artists in Europe. The emergence of a Euro-Aymara heritage. Variants of Aymara language. Aymara and the agglutinative languages (Basque, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian . . . ) of Europe. Review of organisations supporting the LUL (lesser used languages) of Europe. Socio-economic and cultural history of Aymara – the language and its speakers. (Second / postgrad levels, accessible to non-Aymara speakers, formation of a education-net between Aymara and non-Aymara speakers in Europe.)

Shipibo - Conibo in EuropeAs above and can be extended for any and all of other languages.

Works of the great Peruvianists Each study group takes one specific Peruvianist from the 19th and 20th centuries and deals exclusively with their output. An exploration which it is hoped will be with the help of the authors.

Peruvian and Bolivian Biography Vicente Pazos (Kanki) (Level 1)

The emergence of a multiple heritage societies British – Irish – Peruvian – Bolivian . . . roots. The three AAA’s: artefacts, architecture and anthropology. (Level2)

Travel and study programme organised by Peruvian regional universities(levels 2 and 3). Study the courses of member Peruvian universites but in Europe and gain a qualification. Online study with local tutor in Europe. Revision, assessment and exams would take place in Peru. Of interest particularly to those studying detailed regional aspects of nation-states (not available at that detailed level in universities). Originally developed in Arequipa but could be taken up by any / all departments.

Peruvian studies: a European relay (mainly level 2) Peruvian cultural organisations and association collaborate to produce a series on Peruvian subjects (topics) for Peruvians in Europe. Already tested in pilot involving APS (London) and CECUPE (Paris).

Peruvian art and architecture (level 2 and postgrad)

Post-earthquake reconstruction and development 1970, 2007.

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