UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

  • 18/01/19 WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

    Studying water as a transdisciplinary challenge: from environmental governance to knowledge and territorial politics
    Registration
    – If you are interested to participate to the workshop, please send an abstract (200 words max.) before January 18, 2019 +INFO

  • 1/02/19 DEADLINE
    CEDLA MASTER’S PROGRAMME

  • STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A GRANT OF THE NETHERLANDS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (NFP) BY NUFFIC SHOULD APPLY FOR THE CMP BEFORE 1/02/19
    The CEDLA Master’s Programme (CMP) offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts programme in Latin American Studies, and is given in English. The CMP lasts 15 months and earns 75 European credits (ECTS). +INFO

  • CEDLA EXPOSITION
    The exposition will be on display at CEDLA until 15 February 2019

  • Na Bolom: No hay que Olvidar, el Pasado es un Regalo
    In the Mexican state of Chiapas the Maya culture is still very present. There, more than five different groups of Maya continue to live their own culture. +INFO

  • 4/02/19 Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America

  • 4 February - 28 March
    In the last twenty years gender relations in Latin America have been greatly transformed within the context of globalization processes and reforms. Restructured labour markets, new economic opportunities and increasing (re)migration flows have meant new challenges and new opportunities in the daily lives of women and men. +INFO

  • 5/02/19 Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture

  • 5 February - 26 March
    This course addresses historical development and contemporary dynamics of the modern Brazilian society. The return to democracy in the 1980s, and in particular the election of the leftist president Lula in 2002 seemed to mark a rupture with a pattern of unequal development. +INFO

  • 6/02/19 Communities and Nature in Latin America

  • This course aims at introducing part of the diversity of natural resource use and management patterns in Latin America. Particular focus will be given to how local users shape their resource governance systems and how they are influenced by other actors (e.g., state, NGOs, experts, corporations). +INFO

  • 2/04/19 Tussen Tijuana en Ushuaia: thema’s en regio’s in Latijns-Amerika

    Periode: 2 april – 28 mei
    De cursus richt zich op de actuele thema’s die belangrijk zijn voor de bestudering van Latijns Amerika en die centraal staan in de ontwikkeling van de regio. Deze thema’s worden gepresenteerd en geanalyseerd in de concrete context van de Latijns Amerikaanse samenleving in al haar geografische en sociale verscheidenheid. +INFO

  • 16/05/19 WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

    Studying water as a transdisciplinary challenge: from environmental governance to knowledge and territorial politics +INFO

  • Hydroterritorial Configuration and Confrontation:
    The Daule-Peripa Multipurpose Hydraulic Scheme in Coastal Ecuador

  • Juan Pablo Hidalgo-Bastidas (CEDLA), Rutgerd Boelens (CEDLA), Edgar Isch

    There is a forceful new impetus toward mega-hydraulic projects in Latin America, which are booming but also highly controversial. They bring benefits to some social groups while many others are negatively affected. Technocratic discourses are dominant in the region; they strategically mobilize institutions, infrastructure, money, and knowledge to present particular hydrosocial territorial imaginaries—such as multipurpose dams—as natural, universal, and politically neutral. FULL TEXT

  • 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

  • Michiel Baud op Folia

  • In de grote, tjokvolle boekenkast op de kamer van Michiel Baud (65) is één plank ingericht met kleine voorwerpjes: flessen drank, sigaartjes uit de Filipijnen en een veertig jaar oude editie van het South American Handbook. ‘Dat is mijn altaar,’ zegt Baud, hoogleraar Latijns-Amerikaanse studies. ‘Dat boek, een reisgids, is mijn topstuk. Daaraan kun je pas echt zien hoe Latijns-Amerika veranderd is. Toen ik er onderzoek begon te doen lag het gebied nog heel ver weg en kon je nog niet zo makkelijk naar huis bellen.’ VERDER LEZEN


  • Confianza: Governance and Trust in Latin America and the Netherlands

  • Valedictory lecture given by Michiel Baud

    Visitors of Latin America will often hear someone saying: Don’t worry, this person is “de confianza”, you can trust him! Or entering a friend’s house, he or she will open the fridge, or pointing to the kitchen, tell you: You can take what you want, “estás de confianza”. Often adding the customary phrase: “Es su casa!” These phrases ex-claimed in so many different ways and forms; what do they mean? What do they say about Latin American society, about its social and human relations, about the mean-ings of trust? In the past decades, I have often pondered these simple questions, and the complexity of their possible answers. Today looks like a good opportunity to go deeper into them. FULL TEXT


  • Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies SLAS
    Promotievideo voor onze opleiding


  • Spaans is een van de meest gesproken talen ter wereld. De Spaanstalige wereld is een hoofdrolspeler op het internationale toneel, zowel in de handel en politiek als ook op cultureel gebied. In de bachelor Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies bestudeer je de Spaanse taal, verdiep je je in de fascinerende historie, cultuur en literatuur van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika en leer je over de hedendaagse maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen in deze gebieden. +INFO

  • CEDLA MASTER’S PROGRAMME
    The CEDLA Master’s Programme (CMP) offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts programme in Latin American Studies, and is given in English. The CMP lasts 15 months and earns 75 European credits (ECTS). Attention is given to the most important issues in the region, including the characteristics of the Latin American continent, and the way in which recent processes of globalization have changed
    the conditions in the region. READ MORE

    DEADLINE APPLICATIONS: 1 MAY 2019

    STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A GRANT OF THE NETHERLANDS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (NFP) BY NUFFIC SHOULD APPLY FOR THE CMP BEFORE 1 FEBRUARY 2019