From May 18-28, 2023, University of Illinois Professor Helaine Silverman (Anthropology) will lead a CHP Travel Course to Peru! ANTH 224: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and Sustainable Development in the Land of the Incas will introduce you to issues of sustainability, urban change, gentrification, and preserving heritage that apply across the globe, in a specifically South American context. And, you’ll
- See the heritage of the ancient Incan Empire expressed by the descendants of that great Andean society.
- Fly over the snow-capped Andes mountains.
- Visit spectacular Inca ruins, including the renowned “lost city” of Machu Picchu.
- Travel on one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
- See the beautiful colonial churches built by the Spanish conquerors in Cuzco, the former Inca capital and today the epicenter of global tourism.
- Learn about the politics and policies of tourism and heritage management that promote economic development in this stunning highland region.
- Sample the delicious cuisine of Peru, which has achieved global acclaim.
- Stay in unique hotels. Participate in many interactions with local people.
Professor Silverman spent the first half of her adult life in Peru as an archaeologist and since then has conducted more than ten years of contemporary research in Cuzco. This study-abroad experience offers an insider’s view of the country. Your preparation for Peru begins on campus with preparatory sessions designed to give you the historical and cultural background knowledge necessary to make the most of your Peru experience. Then the educational adventure continues in Peru.
Applications are due to Anne Price by Friday, November 11, 2022. Please contact Anne (email@example.com) if you have questions about the course.