Director: Cristina Patiño Sheen  2014 | Peru | ES spoken | EN subtitles                                

                            Wednesday 20 January 19:30 in CREA


19:15  Registration

19:30  Opening Ceremony by the Peruvian ambassador Mr. Carlos Herrera

19:40  Presentation by Students for Children

19:45  Presentation by Amantaní, followed by “Meet My World” (short films)

20:10- 20:25 BREAK

20:25 – 20:45 Dr. Edward de Bock

Head of curators, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam

Dr. de Bock is art historian and anthropologist. The majority of his published works are

related to the iconography of the Moche and Nazca culture in Peru.

In his presentation he will take us on a journey through Andean Civilization, 3000 BC.- 1532

AD. The temples of Caral (3000 BC) form an impressive testimony of the birth of one of the

most important civilizations in human history: The Andean culture. It was followed by other

great cultures such as the Moche culture with its massive gold treasure of Sipán (AD 500)

and Nazca (AD 400) with its huge markings on the pampa.

Chimú (AD 1200 -1475) built the largest city in pre-Spanish America and finally the Incas (AD

1250 – 1532) founded a gigantic empire and they left us Machu Picchu.

20:45 – 21:05 Professor Willem Adelaar

Professor Adelaar is a linguist and professor in Native American Languages and Cultures at

Leiden University.

In 2004 he published a book entitled “The languages of the Andes”, the first book in English

to document in a single volume the indigenous languages of the Andean region, which is

considered a "classic" in the field. In the past he has conducted field research on different

Quechua dialects, and he is currently in charge of a multidisciplinary European funded

project studying pre-Hispanic relations between the Andes and Mexico. One of his fields of

interest is the endangered situation of the native languages in South America.

In 2014 professor Adelaar was made Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in

recognition to his scientific achievements. He also holds an honorary doctorate at the

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru.

In his presentation he will talk about Quechua, its many varieties, and the other native

languages spoken in Peru, their historical background, their current endangered situation

and the prospects for their future. He will address the following questions: Why is it

important to preserve and stimulate the use of native languages? How can academic

research on these languages expand our knowledge and understanding of the Peruvian

past? Are Peruvian speakers of Quechua free in their decision to maintain or abandon their

native language, or is this decision dictated by a situation they cannot control?

21:05 - 21:25 Mr. Adrianus Koetsenruijter

Head of Division EEAS (European External Action Service) in Brussels. He is responsible for

relations with Latin American countries in South America.

Mr. Koetsenruijter has been working on EU foreign relations and development policy since

1989. Between 2003 and 2007 he was EU ambassador in Colombia and Ecuador. And from

2008 -2012 in Tunisia and Libya.

He will focuses on one main important field of EU interest in Peru the last years: A dialog to

solve social conflicts linked to the extractive industries.

The EU is supporting the government's efforts of dialogue through the promotion of the UN

guidelines on business and human rights and the development of a National corporate social

responsibility policy.

21:25 PM  Closing event

21:30 PM  Join us for a drink at the CREA café