Celebrating the Humboldt Year 2019 at the Embassy of Peru

On 27 November 2019, the Peruvian Embassy kindly hosted “History and Politics” group in commemoration of  250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt. Ambassador Elmer Schialer from Peru and his colleague, Ambassador Manuel Mejía Dalmau from Equador gave lectures both on Humboldt’s journey to South America and his life in general. Humboldt is regarded as the German who drew Europe’s attention to South America and brought the European awareness closer to this continent.

Urs Unkauf - a historian and sociologist from the Humboldt University Berlin – moderated the event and led the further discussion. He also added more interesting details about this famous German explorer. At the kind invitation of Ambassador Schialer, a nice reception concluded the event.