Indigenous Peoples of South America Series: Millenary Lima: A New Narrative for an Invented City

Millenary Lima is the slogan of a recent campaign to rewrite the official narrative of the city of Lima, Peru, rethinking the historical experience of the indigenous and mestizo population. The official story of its European colonial origins, stressing the legitimacy of European and creole contributions, was maintained for over 500 years, downplaying the civilizations that had inhabited the city of Lima for over 4,000 years, and which had been well developed prior to the European arrival. This lecture will trace the origins of the Millenary Lima campaign and its connections with the explosion of migration from the countryside to the city since the 1960s. These demographic changes helped to signify the city as a culturally and symbolically mestizo territory.

SpeakerJavier Lizarzaburu Montani, Writer and Communications Expert and Former Senior Producer, BBC


Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS)  

Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.

The Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events are presented in loving memory of Dr. Joseph G. Astman, founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, cultural comparatist and international scholar.

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: 2:55 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.  






Wednesday, October 10, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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