History's place among scientific and social disciplines has grown enormously in importance in recent years. Proofs of this are the books published and avidly consumed annually by readers; the regularly organized debates and forms; and the fact that anthropologists, sociologists, economists, archeologists and even psychoanalysts are turning to history for answers, from time to time, encroaching on areas. That had previously been considered the exclusive province of historians. But the fact that history had gained such importance does not necessarily mean that this has been accompanied by a new focus in its approaches and subject matter. What's new about Cleo? This question forms the point of departure from which the five essays below lead out. The authors, five young, innovative history graduates from the Universidad Católica del Perú, expound their views, backed up with arguments from their particular fields, on the problems of the historiographical scene in Peru.