June 29th – Eliot Gaviria: “The Incas: Origin, Worldview and Heritage of the Mankind”
Institute of European Studies and the Society of Hispanists of Serbia, with the help of the Andrzej Dembicz Foundation (Poland),
Within the Latin American Caravan in the Balkans Programme,
Will organize a lecture
On Monday, June 29, from 12:00:
Dr. Eliot Gaviria (Peru)
The Incas: Origins, Worldview and Heritage of the Mankind
11 Trg Nikole Pašića, 4th floor, Hall no. 136.
This lecture will provide a general insight into the origins of the Incas, from the pre-Inca cultures (5,000 BC) that had a great influence on what later turned out to be the Inca culture, to the Inca culture as one of the most developed civilizations that lived in harmony with nature, where respect for certain principles was more important than the ego of the individual, and where everyone had a job and the opportunity to progress on a social scale. Through the Andean view of the world, the lecturer will explain what their understanding of the world looked like and what their core values were. It will also allow us to understand how the Incas respected nature and what Andean religiosity was like. Finally, it will point us to the vast heritage that the Incas left to humanity, from the domestication of potatoes, through Andean grains or “superfoods”, to Inca architecture and traditional medicine.
Eliot Gaviria is a Peruvian lawyer and diplomat. He currently serves as Minister Counselor (Ministro Consejero). He served in the embassies of Peru in Italy, Serbia, Romania, Ghana and, lately, at the Consulate General of Peru in Munich. He worked at the Embassy of Peru in Belgrade from 1999 to 2003. He is a master and a doctor of international law. He worked as a university professor for several years and wrote numerous articles published in the Peruvian press.
Within the same cycle, the promotion of Rajko Petrović’s book on Political Ideologies in Latin America will be held in July, as well as a discussion on the work of the recently deceased doyen Trivo Inđić. Finally, at the end of July, a traditional summer school of Latin American studies will be held.