The Inca

Course Dates: 23/03/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Want to learn more about the Inca, the culture that in 1532 ruled the largest empire in the Americas? Join Dr Carocci for a study to explore the history and cultureof the Inca.
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The Inca
  • Course Code: HWH186
  • Dates: 23/03/24 - 23/03/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Max Carocci

Course Code: HWH186

Sat, day, 23 Mar - 23 Mar '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The study day concerns the Inca from South America, a culture that in 1532 ruled the largest empire in the Americas.

What will we cover?

The course will explore through archaeological records, anthropological interpretations, and historiography Inca’s
complex social and economic organisation, their technological achievements in textiles, ceramics, metallurgy and
monumental architecture to illustrate how they are simultaneously similar and different from other ancient cultures.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Explain the Inca’s imperial success
- Illustrate what the Inca used instead of writing
- List three features that make the Inca unique among world culture.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous experience with archaeology or anthropology is required, nor is there a course prerequisite. You will be
encouraged to participate by asking questions, expressing your opinions and generally contributing your experience
and knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The format of the class will include PowerPoint presentations, video clips, readings and discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The course is complementary to other courses in history and civilisations, for example: Maya,Inca,Ancient
American Civilizations, the South, Ancient American Civilizations, the North.Please see our website or ask your
tutor for more information.

Max Carocci

In addition to teaching for City Lit, anthropologist Max Carocci is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Richmond, the American University in London. After twelve years teaching and coordinating the join programme World Arts and Artefacts for Birkbeck and the British Museum, Max continued to teach in universities (University of East Anglia, Chelsea College of Art, and Goldsmiths College). Max is research active, and promotes anthropology through public talks, documentary making, consultancies, collaborations with learned institutions, museums and galleries, as well as the publishing world. He curated exhibitions for the British Museum, the Royal Anthropological Institute (London), the Weltkulturen Museum (Frankfurt), and the Venice Biennale, and currently continues his involvement with indigenous artists from the Americas on multiple projects. His forthcoming co-edited book Art, Observation, and an Anthropology of Illustration (Bloomsbury, 2022) will complement a co-authored book he is writing with Native American art historian Stephanie Pratt on mutual representations of Europeans and indigenous Americans in the visual arts.

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