UPCOMING EVENTS & LECTURES

  • 28/09/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Outsmarting the Lords of Death: Resilient Memories in Latin America Today
    Arij Ouweneel, CEDLA-UvA

    In his talk, Arij Ouweneel presents ideas of his new monograph Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art (Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 2018). The book takes a cognitive approach to the mediation of collective memory by works of art. In looking at the cultural production of Amerindians—the transnational mnemonic community comprised of indígenas, originarios, mestizos, and cholos—Ouweneel argues that cultural memories and identity are not simply the total sum of individuals’ expressions of self, but that some cultural artifacts become privileged to inform the heart of the mnemonic community. Ouweneel seeks to identify a series of cognitive schemas as the foundation of an Amerindian Cognitive Unconsciousness. Art, then, serves to trigger cognitive schemas embedded within the Amerindian community which act as the mediator of collective memory. Ouweneel will discuss the novela gráfica and illustrate this with an Amerindian cognitive script present in contemporary comics: Outsmarting the Lords of Death (not discussed in the book). This script is about the resilient memory of an Amerindian type of Afterlife that could not be wiped out by European and North American missionaries—in spite of the use of the Spanish word purgatorio.

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam - Lecture room 2.02 - 2nd floor
    TIME: 15:30h

  • 12/10/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Beyond the Elections: Brazil’s Economic Challenges
    Edmund Amann, Leiden University

    The Brazilian economy has only recovered weakly following its deepest ever recession between 2013 and 2017. It remains beset with structural challenges which will be need to be overcome if the country is to embark finally on a course of sustainable and inclusive growth. In the light of the elections in October 2018, this lecture considers Brazil’s troubled economy and what steps are likely to be taken to improve it once the new administration takes power in early 2019. Competitiveness, pensions reform, the privatization programme and other policy matters will be discussed. The lecture points to the centrality of addressing productivity challenges and the key role of training and education. Brazil’s place in the global economy is also reviewed, especially in the light of the emergence of a more protectionist USA.

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam - Lecture room 2.02 - 2nd floor
    TIME: 15:30h

  • 02/11/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • From Partial to Full Conflict Theory: A Neo-Weberian Portrait of the Venezuela Crisis
    David Smilde, Tulane University and WOLA

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam - Lecture room 2.02 - 2nd floor
    TIME: 15:30h

  • 23/11/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Confianza: Governance and trust in Latin America and the Netherlands
    Michiel Baud, CEDLA-UvA

    VENUE: Valedictory lecture in UvA Aula (Singel 411)
    TIME: 16:00h

  • 14/12/18 CEDLA LECTURE

  • Wall as Weapon: Infrastructure, Injury and Rescue on the US-Mexico Border
    Ieva Jusionyte, Harvard University

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam - Lecture room 2.02 - 2nd floor
    TIME: 15:30h