UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

  • 03/09/18 MASTER COURSE

  • Introduction Course: Democracy, Identity and Sustainable Development in Latin America
    This course introduces key subjects and approaches in contemporary Latin American Studies. The objective of this course is to provide students with a strong fundamental of academic perspectives. +INFO

  • 05/09/18 BACHELOR COURSE

  • Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements
    The course deals with the causes, consequences and limitations of political turmoil and change in Latin America, with an emphasis on democratization, development policy and mobilization around 'old' and 'new' social and political issues, such as participation, human rights and justice.
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  • 29/10/18 MASTER COURSE

  • Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance
    This course familiarizes students with current academic debates on the effects of economic activities, political decisions and social conditions on the environment, and new trends of environmental governance in Latin America. +INFO

  • 31/10/18 BACHELOR COURSE

  • The Identity of the City in Latin America
    In this course students explore the workings of identification with, and within cities, making use of human-geographical and cultural studies. +INFO

  • 01/11/18 MASTER COURSE

  • Memories Need to Swim: Heritage and Myth-Making in Latin America This course discusses contemporary mythmaking by mnemonic communities in Latin America and traces its components of testimonials and narratives across time and space to interpret the present and look for a collective future. +INFO

  • 07/01/19 BACHELOR COURSE

  • Latin American Visual Culture
    Object of the analysis are non-moving and moving images from the pre-Hispanic past until the present: Maya architecture and the performances of their kings, spanish colonial art (Mexico, Guatemala), the pictorial art of the Mexican Revolution (1910), filmed shorts and street art of the afterlife of violence in the Andes (1980s) and the Southern Cone (Chile, Argentina, 1990s-present).  +INFO

  • Jan. 2019 MASTER COURSE

  • The New Urban Transition
    This course introduces students into the multidisciplinary field of Latin American urban studies, in which geography, sociology and history are integrated. Concrete policy cases will familiarize students with aspects of social housing, solid waste collection, urban transport, neighbourhood culture, and other topics. Moreover, students will methodologically explore the city as a fieldwork setting for their own research topic. +INFO

  • Summer Vacation

    The CEDLA Library is closed from 4 August to 19 August

  • Xela stories of transformation: A commons perspectives on (peri-)urban resource use, territoriality, and cultural representation

    This Thursday afternoon we had the opportunity to observe a meeting of the Comité Municipal de Desarrollo of Quetzaltenango. This Committee brings together representatives of city neighborhoods and rural communities with municipal authorities, including the mayor. The proceedings gave us a sense of the often strenuous relationships between citizens and the local state. +INFO

  • Xela stories of transformation: A commons perspectives on (peri-)urban resource use, territoriality, and cultural representation
  • CEDLA MASTER COURSE: Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America. Power, Participation and Governance

    This course familiarizes students with current academic debates on the effects of economic activities, political decisions and social conditions on the environment, and new trends of environmental governance in Latin America. Students will gain a better understanding of the contemporary complexities of formal and informal arrangements, interactions among state, private sector and civil society actors, and cross-scale connections from communities to the national, regional and global levels. +INFO

  • CEDLA MASTER COURSE: The New Urban Transition

    This course introduces students into the multidisciplinary field of Latin American urban studies, in which geography, sociology and history are integrated. Concrete policy cases will familiarize students with aspects of social housing, solid waste collection, urban transport, neighbourhood culture, and other topics. Moreover, students will methodologically explore the city as a fieldwork setting for their own research topic. +INFO

  • The introduction of Arij Ouwenel's new book is available online

  • Resilient Memories. Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art

    This book is a history of the present. It develops a hypothesis about the mediation of collective memory by works of art. In general, historians work with public sources. Because of its research question, this book uses as its principal
    sources images. The still images are painted by Peruvian artists Jorge Miyagui and Claudia Coca and by an anonymous Mexican artist in the Spanish era. +READ MORE




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