• 23/02/18 Governing the dead. Stateformation and dead bodies in Latin America
    Finn Stepputat, Danish Institute for International Studies


    The management of dead bodies and human remains constitutes a deep level of politics and governance, which at times have formed part of struggles over authority between the state and other forms of public authority. This talk will revisit processes of state-formation in Latin America - and in Guatemala in particular - by looking at how state institutions have sought to control the powers of death. More specifically, I will analyze how governmental procedures related to dead bodies have developed as a contested part of the emerging modern state since the eighteenth century. I focus on the introduction of the cemetery in late colonial and early post-colonial Guatemala; the formative decades of the liberal state in the late nineteenth century when basic regulatory frameworks were put in place; the treatment of dead bodies during the civil war in the 1980s; and the aftermath of the civil war that saw another set of reforms in the state’s management of dead bodies. Ending with a look at the emergence of clandestine and unauthorized cemeteries across Latin America, I speculate whether this could be seen as another sign of declining state authority in Latin America.

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

  • 09/03/18 Brazil and China: Bilateral Relations and the Challenge of Asymmetry
    Cristina Pecequilo, Leiden University, UNIFESP and NERINT/UFRGS


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

  • 13/04/18 Mining conflicts and indigenous peoples' access to justice in Guatemala
    Elisabet Rasch, Wageningen University


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

  • 18/05/18 Shantytowns and Urban Commons in Buenos Aires (1943-1972)
    Adriana Laura Massidda, CEUR - CONICET Buenos Aires


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

  • 8/06/18 “Ex-presidents do not go away”: the dominance of known faces and its impact on Latin American politics
    Javier Corrales, Amherst College

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