It has been quite festive in Lima during the holiday weekend. I’ve been busy visiting the CVR archive, which I will now take a step back from. As I mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve narrowed down my focus to Raucana and Huaycan. Two very different urban projects. Last week I spent some time reading testimonies […]Read more "Updates: CVR and BNP"
Since my last post I’ve had the chance to meet with a few individuals from the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) and Centro de Estudios y Promocion del Desarollo (DESCO). My list of contacts has doubled, it is astounding how open and friendly people have been. The IEP was fairly accessible, […]Read more "Weekly Progress: There’s No Sprinting in this Field"
This week I visited the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (CVR) archive for the first time. I have concluded that the CVR archive is the primary source for my research, although I have been made aware of other collections that can supplement it. For example, I was told about a collection of letters to Lima’s mayor in the […]Read more "A brief word on the archive"
The museum dedicated to the memory and victims of the internal conflict is fairly recent, inaugurated in December 2015. Located in Lima’s coastal and upper class district Miraflores, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When I asked my family about it no one seemed to have visited, despite it being free, and had only heard about it. […]Read more "El LUM: Lima’s Memory Museum"
I’ve been reflecting on the reason why I chose to study Lima, as a city, and why learning new ways to understand it will be beneficial for those outside my academic circle. While I have academic reasons for studying Peru and Lima, there is also a very personal reason. I was born in Lima […]Read more "Why Lima? Hear me out."
I want to dedicate this blog to the capital of Peru, which is my area of focus for the graduate research. This blog is going to spotlight work by historians and social scientists related to the history of Lima and urban culture. Additionally, the blog will feature photographs from my research trip during the summer […]Read more "Let’s Begin"