UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

    24/01/20 CEDLA LECTURE

    Why drug seizures matter: Discriminatory policing and violence on Brazil's drug markets
    Jean Daudelin
    The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University +INFO

    CURRENT CEDLA EXHIBITION

    ‘Cartooning Repression and Resistance’ by Pedro X Molina, Nicaragua
    can be seen at CEDLA until
    31 January 2020 +INFO

  • 01/02/20 DEADLINE BECAS NUFFIC 2020

  • Becas NUFFIC para estudiantes con una licenciatura o maestría en Ciencias Sociales / Humanidades, que viven y trabajan en Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua o Perú. La maestría interdisciplinaria se ofrece en inglés y la inscripción/matrícula para el año académico 2020-2021 se cerrará el 1 de febrero del 2019.
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  • 03/02/20 CEDLA COURSE

  • Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America
    Dr. Annelou Ypeij (coordinator)
    Dr. Julienne Weegels
    3 February – 27 March 2020
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  • 04/02/20 CEDLA COURSE

  • Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture
    Dr. Fábio de Castro
    Prof. Dr. Kees Koonings
    4 February – 24 March 2020
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  • 13/02/20 INFORMATION MEETING MLAS

  • CEDLA-UvA Master
    Latin American Studies

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  • 14/02/20 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Urban floods and the political ecology of the state in Brazil
    Robert Coates,
    Wageningen University
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  • 15/02/20 DEADLINE REGISTRATION SLAS 2020

  • Early bird registration: 15 November 2019 to 15 February 2020
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    ¿SE ACUERDAN DE NUESTRO VIAJE A XELA?



    NEW ERLACS PUBLICATION
    Commoning Xela: Negotiating collective spaces around a Central American intermediate city

    Authors: Michiel Baud, Rutgerd Boelens, Fábio de Castro, Barbara Hogenboom, Christien Klaufus, Kees Koonings, Annelou Ypeij

    This exploration is based on joint fieldwork conducted by an interdisciplinary research team in the city of Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala. It uses the notion of commoning as an analytic lens to understand social transformations in this intermediate city, and in contemporary Latin America at large. The interplay of commoning, de-commoning and re-commoning processes draws attention to the cocreation and collective production of tangible and intangible resources happening at different scales. The proposed commoning perspective further aims to critically assess the binary contrasts and presumed dualisms that inform academic and policy approaches to social change, in order to create a better understanding of the drivers, interactions and practices of transformation in intertwined rural-urban contexts. READ

    NEW PUBLICATION

    Dr. Julienne Weegels

    Hot off the press! A new publication in a special section on perspectives on incarceration between the human and social sciences in the Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. The article is on prison theatre - performing change & embodying resistance - and was originally written for the Prison States & Political Embodiment workshop in Lisbon in September 2017. 

    Undoing the “Cemetery of the Living”: Performing Change, Embodying Resistance through Prison Theater in Nicaragua


    This paper explores the gendered and spatialized dynamics that underpin prisoners’ and official discourses of “change” (cambio de actitud) in Nicaragua as these were manifested at two prison facilities during a lengthy period of prison theater training. Teasing out the way in which “change” is resisted, adapted and appropriated by prisoners as they simultaneously embody and contest state discourses of penal reeducation, I argue that while re -educational spaces present opportunities for “doing freedom”, temporarily relieving the tightness of prison, they are also fundamentally part of the prison’s power structure and political -moral realm. Herein change is often posited as opposed to violence, yet my research points to a dialectical relationship rather than a binary opposition between the two, because within the wider co -governance system of Nicaragua’s prisons, violence appears to exist in a parallel rather than past relationship to prisoners’ processes of change.

  • CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies

    Las tarifas de matrícula para la maestría ascienden a un total de € 3000 por año académico y son aplicables a todos los estudiantes independientemente de su nacionalidad. Además, nuestros estudiantes pueden ser candidatos para recibir una beca de investigación de hasta € 1000 para cubrir los gastos realizados durante su investigación en América Latina. También ofrecemos becas NUFFIC para estudiantes con una licenciatura o maestría en Ciencias Sociales / Humanidades, que viven y trabajan en Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua o Perú. +INFO


  • CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies

    INFORMATION MEETING 13 February, 17.15-18.15 hours

    The programme is research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented. You will delve into the most recent developments in the region and learn about topics like the new wave of economic, social and political crises that deepen inequality, insecurity and unsustainability. +INFO



    SOCIETY FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE 2020
    AMSTERDAM 17 - 18 April 2020

    Early bird registration: 15 November 2019 to 15 February 2020
    SLAS 2020 will be an opportunity for explorations of any aspect of Latin American Studies, from any disciplinary and theoretical perspective. We have an optional conference theme that speakers are invited to address, which is: Mind the gap: Strengthening connections in Latin American Studies. The choice of topic comes from a need we feel to address the current climate of increasing exclusion and inequality, as well as antagonism and polarization (on a global scale), which have intensified different kinds of distances within and beyond the region. +INFO

  • Pre-Master’s Programme in Latin American Studies

    September 2020
    If you do not meet the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, for example if you have a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or an equivalent thereof, you may be eligible for admission after completing the pre-Master's programme Latin American Studies. +INFO