UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

  • 22/02/19 Climate Change yet Business as Usual: Parable of Sustainable Rural Cities in Chiapas, Mexico

    Aylin Topal, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
    This lecture situates rural reconstruction projects, which have been implemented since the late 2000s in Chiapas, in the context of climate change and new rural development perspectives on sustainability. +INFO

  • 8/03/19 Dialogues with Civil Society #7: Angel in the Sugarcane

    'Angel in the Sugarcane' is a documentary about tackling the challenge of making one of the biggest agricultural production chains in the world more sustainable. But above all, the film demonstrates how difficult the road to change is and how hard it is to break old habits, even if it is for your own good. +INFO

  • 14/03/19 The Legal Construction of the Foreigner: Two Centuries of European Immigration in South America

    Diego Acosta, Bristol University
    Between 1870 and 1930 South America was the second largest recipient of migrants in the world only after the USA. Millions of Europeans emigrated notably to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. +INFO

  • 22/03/19 Bolsonaro’s Brazil: Society and Politics in the Neo-Conservative Turn

    Panel Discussion
    In this public seminar five invited experts will tackle thought-provoking issues that crucial to understand Bolsonaro’s rise to power. They will also assess the directions of his government’s policies and their manifest or potential impact on Brazil and beyond. +INFO

  • The Moving Image in Spain and Latin America

    1 April - 27 May
    This course explores moving images like fiction films, documentaries, television series, or YouTube clips, made in Spain and Latin America from one particular format: cognitive simulation theory. +INFO

    Tussen Tijuana en Ushuaia: thema’s en regio’s in Latijns-Amerika

    2 april – 28 mei
    In deze cursus wordt nadruk gelegd op de thematische eenheid van Latijns-Amerika als regio, maar er wordt ook inzicht gegeven in de regionale verschillen en de specifieke kenmerken van subregio’s en landen. +INFO

    The Politics of Commodity Dependence: Oil, Mining, and Drug Trade in Latin America

    6 May – 24 June 
    What are the types of curses that emerge from depending on oil, minerals, and drugs? +INFO


  • UvA Master's Week
    CEDLA/UvA Master Latin American Studies

    The CEDLA’s Master Latin American Studies offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts programme in Latin American Studies, and is given in English. The programme lasts 15 months and earns 75 European credits.

    DEADLINE APPLICATIONS: 1 MAY 2019


  • ‘Je kunt Latijns-Amerika niet begrijpen zonder oog voor de sociale netwerken’

  • One World. Interview met Michiel Baud

    “Aan veel van de sociale bewegingen ligt confianza in kleinere netwerken ten grondslag, en al die relaties en netwerken vormen, onderhuids en zonder direct politiek oogmerk, de basis voor de Latijns-Amerikaanse samenleving. We kunnen de Latijns-Amerikaanse samenleving niet begrijpen als we geen oog hebben voor die netwerken.” LEES VERDER

  • ERLACS SPECIAL ISSUE

  • Special Issue on Mega-Projects, Contentious Action, and Policy Change in Latin America
    The authors analyse the policy consequences of opposition to mega-development projects such as mines, hydroelectric dams, oil extraction sites, and the accompanying expansion of infrastructure across Central and South America. +READ IT

  • 8/03/19 Dialogues with Civil Society #7: Angel in the Sugarcane

  • Diego Acosta, Bristol University

    On Friday, March 8th, 2019, Nalacs and CEDLA: Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation are organising the 7th edition of the ‘Dialogues with Civil Society’ series. This time we will screen the documentary 'Angel in the Sugarcane', with a response by Ralph Sprenkels and a Q&A with the film's director Godelieve Eijsink. The session will be moderated by Emiel Martens. +INFO

  • 14/03/19 The Legal Construction of the Foreigner: Two Centuries of European Immigration in South America

  • Diego Acosta, Bristol University

    Between 1870 and 1930 South America was the second largest recipient of migrants in the world only after the USA. Millions of Europeans emigrated notably to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. How have countries with 200 years of history regulated the legal figure of the national and the foreigner through their constitutional, nationality and migration law? What lessons can other regions in the world learn from such experience over two centuries? Lecture organized by CEDLA, ACES migration network and Law & Justice across borders - University of Amsterdam.

  • 22/03/19 Bolsonaro’s Brazil

  • Society and Politics in the Neo-Conservative Turn

    In this public seminar five invited experts will tackle thought-provoking issues that crucial to understand Bolsonaro’s rise to power. They will also assess the directions of his government’s policies and their manifest or potential impact on Brazil and beyond. After the presentations, this panel will engage in a moderated debate with the audience. +INFO

    Tussen Tijuana en Ushuaia: thema’s en regio’s in Latijns-Amerika

    2 april – 28 mei

    In deze cursus wordt nadruk gelegd op de thematische eenheid van Latijns-Amerika als regio, maar er wordt ook inzicht gegeven in de regionale verschillen en de specifieke kenmerken van subregio’s en landen. +INFO

  • WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

  • Studying water as a transdisciplinary challenge, from environmental governance to knowledge and territorial politics

    This workshop is intended to bring a space of dialogue for young researchers (PhD students, Postdoc…) working on issues related to water resources governance, commons, knowledge politics, territoriality, and justice. Indeed, water is often connecting various environmental challenges for example in the case of mining protests, social movements, urban-rural connections, or climate justice. Therefore, thinking about water as a transversal and connecting challenge in grassroots mobilizations, environmental movements and multi-actor partnerships can bring valuable insights to the academic debate. +INFO