"We Care" by Colombian photographer Luisa Machacón +INFO

    20/09/19 Special edition
    of the Dialogues with
    Civil Society series

    Amazon on fire! A Dialogue for Possible Solutions +INFO


    CEDLA is delighted to invite proposals for the conference, to take place on 17-18 April, 2020, in Amsterdam. Submissions for individual papers, panels, dialogues and roundtables has just opened and will close on 1 October 2019. +INFO

    03/10/19 CEDLA-UvA & VU Seminar

    Crisis in Venezuela and beyond: Resilience-in-practice from a trans-border perspective +INFO

    04/10/19 LASP LECTURE

    Latin America’s transition to a new political map: Challenges for regional integration +INFO
    Josette Altmann-Borbón,
    FLACSO (Ecuador)
    NB LASP conference at Pakhuis de Zwijger, 15:00

    18/10/19 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Entangled modernities: Latin America’s unexpected influence on Germany’s “Bauhaus” tradition
    by Bert Hoffmann, GIGA (Hamburg) +INFO


    Deadline for applications
    Excellent PhD Students and graduate students (intending to do a PhD) from The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Latin America affiliated to a Dutch university are invited to submit an application. +INFO

    Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance

    CEDLA Master Course
    Dr. Fábio de Castro (coordinator), Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom and Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens
    28 October – 16 December 2019
    Monday 13.00 – 16.00 hours

    01/11/19 CEDLA LECTURE

    Political Networks and Social Movements in Bolivia since Evo Morales, 2006–2019
    by Soledad Valdivia Rivera, Universiteit Leiden

    Memories Need to Swim: Heritage and Myth-Making in Latin America

    CEDLA Master Course
    Dr. Arij Ouweneel (coordinator) and Dr. Christien Klaufus
    1 November – 20 December 2019
    Friday 12.00 – 15.00 hours

    15/11/19 CEDLA LECTURE

    Sparking the fire:
    Making sense of the new Brazilian environmental order
    by Fabiano Toni,
    Universidade de Brasília

    20/09/19 Special edition of the Dialogues with Civil Society series

    Amazon on fire! A Dialogue for Possible Solutions

    Just when scientists have warned the Amazon is approaching an irreversible tipping point to a desertification process, devastating fires in the Brazilian and Bolivian Amazon are taking us to the worst socio-environmental scenario in the coming years. A discussion on the main drivers of the Amazon’s destruction and reflections on possible solutions are urgently needed! +INFO


    The scholarships aim to support innovative research carried out in the fields of economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. At least one of the scholarships will be awarded to a research proposal in the field of sustainability. The proposed sustainability research project should be related to social, legal, economic or environmental aspects of the following topics:
    • Climate change
    • Biological mechanisms and changes
    • Energy for sustainable development
    • Land use dynamics and land use planning
    • Ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation


    by Christien Klaufus PhD (CEDLA)

    C. Klaufus (2019) ‘Superstar-Saints and Wandering Souls: The cemetery as a cultural hotspot in Latin American cities’. In: H. Selin & R. M. Rakoff (Eds) Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, pp. 275-294. New York, Springer.

    Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, explores death practices and beliefs, before and after death, around the non-Western world. It includes chapters on countries in Africa, Asia, South America, as well as indigenous people in Australia and North America. These chapters address changes in death rituals and beliefs, medicalization and the industry of death, and the different ways cultures mediate the impacts of modernity. 

  • CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies

    The CEDLA-UvA 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.