HISTORY OF PERU SERIES: The Peruvian Times Guide to the “End Menu”

The following links are sources for stories, videos, audios and other materials that provide a rich background to Paul Goulder’s History of Peru Series in the Peruvian Times.

zotero bibliography | This links to the Perustudies page of the Zotero online shareable database. Although the Perustudies Zotero contains mainly references to books, there are an increasing number of online articles, films and other media. Zotero enables a more detailed capture of your favoritos/favorites – the recording or memorizing the web-places you’ve been to. Zotero is still under development and therefore a bit clunky in places. To fully use, Zotero has to be installed. Follow the Zotero help pages. Note: we are still waiting for Zotero or perhaps one of the professional academic bodies to group together all the Peru / Latin America Zotero databases

pbs films on peru | This links to online / public broadcasting films about Peru, many of which will be referred to in the Peruvian Times series, starting with the BBC film on Caral. The link currently is to the US/PBS webpage. See also the film section of LANIC-Peru and TVPeru below.

tv-peru videos | This links to the opentext articles based around the TVPeru film series Sucedió en el Perú. The videos are in Spanish and viewers are invited to help prepare English subtitles by (a) transcribing text where it is not available, (b) translating it and (c) advising – if you have software experience – on how best to do the sub-titling.  { http://academia.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_Peru }

lanic-peru | This links to the largest of the “portal” sites. It’s run from the campus of Texas University in Austin and the people there produce a very nice cup of coffee when you visit. Basically it is a very comprehensive database of links to websites in the field of Latin American studies. This gets you to the mine but does not always indicate whether the mine contains gold or just tailings.

bbc history of the world podcasts | You’re either a comparison type or not. Do things happen (e.g. first cities) at roughly the same time around the world? And why – if in olden times there was no intercontinental contact? Or perhaps you would just like to put development in Peru in a world historical context. You can listen to the 15 minute episodes on your i-pod in the comfort of the new Metropolitano Busways on your way to work (when the 7 busways are complete). The Director of the British Museum takes us to 100 objects in the Museum in order to tell the story of the rise of the human being from the nasty brutish flint-sharpening savage to the civilized peaceful credit card (yes, that’s one of the objects) wielding lot we are today.

evolving articles | If you’ve something to add – share it. At the end of every Peruvian Times article in the “History of Peru” series there is space for a comment if you do not leave it too long before you email us. Following that the articles are being transferred to a publically editable space known as the Opentext Journal of Peruvian Studies. There is even a prize for adding material (in any of Peru’s regional languages with translations) so be sure to register and login with your name (preferably) or user-name. The software will automatically record the length of your contribution.

study/research peru sas-isa | This currently links to the London Institute for the Study of the Americas, but a page exists in the Journal (OJPS) and also the Institute’s website for listing any and, in the longer run, all places for research and study on Peru. See also LANIC.

wikipedia articles on peru | As described on the can! If you feel a Wikipedia article is not up to scratch, could be improved, not long enough (e.g. Pachcamac in English) or even dodgy don´t hold back. Produce a nice clean edited version and let us know which of the many versions it is (the specific URL address of the Wikipedia “layer”).

other (oa) open access | We live in a world in which scientists have open access (oa/OA) to articles from scientific and scholarly journals – free, online, immediate whilst their brethren in the humanities, if they do not have a JStore, Athens or similar password would have to pay $20 for individual access, for each article. Checking out the references in an article with 50 citations will set you back $1000! That’s the situation here in Peru where only very few universities and institutions have JStore access agreements. Check this OA link first to see if perhaps there is a similar article online. If not try Google Scholar, Google Books, Gutenberg etc.

oa archaeology | The archaeology section is an exception to the caveats above.

online tutorials seminars | (Forthcoming) This is a space for letting others know about accessible tutorials and seminars in the field of Peruvian Studies. “Don’t wait for us – add what you know to the public domain (intellectual commons) page.”

digital books | (Forthcoming) The relatively new field of digital and digitized books is going to change the relevance of some of the above. Google Kindle or google Google Books to see if the book you require is available. “Don’t wait for us – add what you know to the public domain (intellectual commons) page.”   { http://www.google.com/search?q=digitized+books&rlz=1I7GZAZ_en-GB&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7}

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