UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

  • 28/08/18 FORO INTERNACIONAL

  • Yasunizar la Tierra: a 10 años de los Derechos de la Naturaleza
    En el Foro Internacional Yasunizar la Tierra conoceremos propuestas desde Sudáfrica hasta saber en qué estado está la explotación del ITT, así como ideas de cómo ir dejando los hidrocarburos fósiles en en subsuelo. +INFO

  • 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 PhD DEFENSE Julienne Weegels

  • Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons. At 13:00 in the Aula der Universiteit van Amsterdam.

  • 05/09/18 VACANCY DEADLINE

  • PhD candidate ‘Amazonian Forest Governance to Sustainability’
    Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation – Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studie +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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  • 07/09/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Prisoner Capture:
    welfare, lawfare and warfare in Latin America’s prisons

    Fiona Macaulay
    University of Bradford
    This talk focuses on the forms of legality and illegality produced by, and within, prison systems in Latin America. The region saw prison populations surge since the early 1990s, rising well over five-fold in some, leading to a serious structural crisis in the criminal justice system.
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  • 15/09/18 DEADLINE CALL
    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 September 15, 2018, to . Notification on the acceptance will be sent in October. For the accepted participants, their written contribution (chapter/article) will be asked by January 10, 2019. +INFO

  • 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

  • 05/09/18 Public PhD defense, Julienne Weegels

    Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons
    At 13:00 in the Aula der Universiteit van Amsterdam. Julienne Weegels, CMP graduate, is one of CEDLA masters students who continued into a PhD. Expanding her masters research on violence in Nicaraguan prisons with a PhD project exploring Nicaragua's prison life, she has spent a total of 31 months in the field.

  • Summer Vacation

    The CEDLA Library is closed from 4 August to 19 August

  • Working at CEDLA

    PhD candidate ‘Amazonian Forest Governance to Sustainability’
    Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation – Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies

    Publication date: 30 July 2018 Closing date: 5 September 2018
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    Promovendus Geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika
    Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation – Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies

    Publicatiedatum: 2 augustus 2018 Sluitingsdatum: 15 september 2018
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  • WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS
    Studying water as a transdisciplinary challenge: from environmental governance to knowledge and territorial politics

    January 24, 2019 – Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE)
    January 25, 2019 – CEDLA

    The objective of this workshop is to connect young researchers from different academic institutions in the Netherlands. The workshop is intended to provide a highly participatory and collective format with several parallel thematic master classes.
    Registration – If you are interested to participate to the workshop, please send an abstract (200 words max.) before September 15, 2018. +INFO

  • New book in the CEDLA Library

  • The destruction of the indigenous peoples of Hispano America : a genocidal encounter / Eitan Ginzberg

    It was not the original intention of the Spanish to harm the Hispanic-American natives. The Spanish Crown, Councils and Church considered the natives free and intelligent vassals entitled to be embraced by Christianity and by the Hispanic civil culture. However, at the same time it was the monarchy’s decision to exploit the natives as taxpayers and as a reservoir of forced labor that made its rule in America exceptionally destructive. +READ MORE


  • 28/08/18 FORO INTERNACIONAL
    "Yasunizar la Tierra: a 10 años de los Derechos de la Naturaleza"

    En pocas semanas se realizará un encuentro internacional para conocer acerca de nuvas propuestas de dejar el petróleo en el subsuelo. Muchas de ellas inspiradas en la propuesta Yasuni-ITT. Aunque el anterior presidente del Ecuador, Rafael Correa, no entendiera la trascendencia de esa inciativa e hiciera todo lo posible para que los ecuatorianos no podamos decidir mediante consulta popular si queremos o no explotar el ITT, en otros países se están dando pasitos para yasunizar la tierra. En el Foro Internacional Yasunizar la Tierra conoceremos propuestas desde Sudáfrica hasta saber en qué estado está la explotación del ITT, así como ideas de cómo ir dejando los hidrocarburos fósiles en en subsuelo. +INFO

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

    Two weeks ago we engaged into an academic adventure. Driven by our curiosity about social changes in intermediate Latin American cities, we went to Xela to experiment with collective fieldwork. At a place new to most of us, we wanted to see whether such a joint project by a multidisciplinary team of seven CEDLA researchers would allow us to get a better sense of commoning and decommoning processes. +INFO



  • CEDLA MASTER COURSE: Memories Need to Swim. Heritage and Myth-Making in Latin America

    Myths are created in the streets of Latin American urban centers, using films, street art, epitaphs in cemeteries, Facebook, Twitter, and the ‘regular’ media on a daily basis. This is the field of memory studies, maintained over the past century by historians, anthropologists, geographers, literary scholars and other humanity and social scientists. +INFO

  • CEDLA 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. In order to understand recent events, we also need to look at dynamics of the past that continue to influence politics and protest: dictatorships and democracies, political legacies (authoritarianism, elitism, populism), social inequality, politicized state institutions and economic dependence on foreign capital. +INFO