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  • CEDLA Lectures & Events | | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO SEPT 9 China’s increasing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean: What are the implications for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the EU? +INFO What is the nature of the increasing presence of China in the LAC region, and what are the implications for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the EU and also the US? This question is central to the research project that CEDLA has undertaken for the China Knowledge Network (funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence). On 9 September we will discuss important findings and policy recommendations with policy-makers, scholars and civil society. SEPT 29 Seminar: Crisis and cryptos in Latin America +INFO In this one-day seminar, organized by Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation at Universiteit van Amsterdam, we will plunge into Latin American and Caribbean realities of contemporary economic crisis and local worlds of cryptocurrency together with a group of interdisciplinary scholars (e.g. law, geography and environmental science, political science, and anthropology) that all work on expanding crypto economies. The focus areas will be on El Salvador and Venezuela– both Latin American and Caribbean economies that face steep economic challenges and protracted economic crises with local communities that are increasingly participating in crypto mining and crypto trading. Presenters and discussant Dr. Pete Howson, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle UK. Dr. Antulio Rosales, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Coco Kanters, Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts, Utrecht University

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    SAVE THE DATE China’s increasing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean: What are the implications for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the EU? ​What is the nature of the increasing presence of China in the LAC region, and what are the implications for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the EU and also the US? This question is central to the research project that CEDLA has undertaken for the China Knowledge Network (funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence). LEARN MORE MASTER Master Latin American Studies In this video Dr. de Castro and the student Ricardo Díaz explain in 5 minutes how this Master is structured and what the unique aspects are. WATCH IT NEW COURSE Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements Latin American politics is a puzzling field of academic study. Political discourses and antagonisms are usually very outspoken, be it from activists or from presidents. REGISTER NEW COURSE Understanding Latin America Today Social movements, violence and insecurity, new cultural manifestations, matters of social inequality and gender. REGISTER NEW COURSE Introduction to Latin American Studies The Commons in Latin America; Latin America’s deathscapes; urban exclusion and citizenship; and political change and continuity. REGISTER NEW COURSE Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America Latin America holds large reserves of renewable and non-renewable resources and is a major global supplier of energy, metals, foodstuffs and environmental services. Historically the countries in the region have faced challenges in managing their natural resources in a sustainable, productive and equitable way. REGISTER MINOR Start with our Minor Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand +INFO ERLACS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish +INFO EVENTS CEDLAFilms on YouTube CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody +PAST EVENTS LIBRARY Specialized library on Latin America An extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America +INFO FONDS Onderzoek naar Latijns-Amerika Het bevorderen van onderzoek naar Latijns- Amerika in Nederland en het ondersteunen in brede zin van de doelstellingen van het CEDLA +INFO

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    24 Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN sept 10 CEDLA Lecture: Sexual violence on trial. Impunity and transformative gender justice in post-conflict Latin America Jelke Boesten , King’s College London In 2016, the case known as ‘Sepur Zarco’ saw two military officers convicted for crimes against humanity and sexual and domestic slavery in Guatemala. Following the analysis of Jo-Marie Burt (2019), the case had transformative effects on the victim-survivors as well as on the idea of gender justice more broadly. Considering this remarkable trial and its effects, in this lecture Jelke Boesten asks if criminal justice for conflict related sexual violence can bring about transformative gender justice in Latin America by unpacking ongoing trials in Peru. There, during the counterinsurgency against Shining Path (1980-2000) the military used sexual violence just as systematically as in Guatemala in the 1980s. However, impunity persists. The paper will reflect on the ongoing court case against thirteen ex-military in Peru, known as ‘Manta y Vilca’, to examine whether these difficult processes contribute to what we might call ‘transformative gender justice’ in Latin America. Picture: "Guatemala - Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation" by UN Women Gallery is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

  • Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Reci

    CEDLA Events 2020 nov 6 Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife Flávio Eiró, Anthropology and Development Studies. Radboud University. ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Registration form To contribute to a better understanding of Brazil’s recent rearrangement of political forces, including Bolsonaro's election, this presentation will discuss the ways political candidates imagine and perform politics in Recife. Interviewing and accompanying different politicians of the PT and PMDB parties and their advisors during the 2018 elections, I look at politics “from the other side”. First, this research presents the connections between different political actors, and explores the resources available to each one. Although the relationship between politicians of different levels is little explored in the literature, it is essential for the reproduction of their political capital, mainly through the distribution of resources from federal congress members, and the ability of councillors and mayors to mobilise votes. Second, the research analyses how these candidates and their staff navigate the new political setting, instrumentally mobilise votes and interpret the ways the urban poor engage with politics. I critically examine the tensions they experience in, on the one hand, attending to people’s direct needs and, on the other, the performance of what they consider a “truly noble politics”.

  • CEDLA Research Projects | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Research Projects CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects River commons are networked socio-ecological systems that integrate the social (human) and natural (ecological, biophysical) communities to practice river stewardship. In both the Global South and North, a large variety of civil organisations and “new water justice movements” have emerged that engage in co-governance of river commons. The River Commons research and action program is about learning from and with these initiatives and communities. Several CEDLA researchers participate in this WU-based project, which is coordinated by Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens. +INFO From "river rewilding" to re-generating and re-animating river systems in its broadest sense RIVER COMMONS CEDLA - Latin American Studies - RRING River Commons CEDLA-Wageningen video CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability A collaborative research action funded by the NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme (2018-2021) , composed of six partner organizations from Brazil, USA, The Netherlands and Sweden. AGENTS is grounded in participatory, comparative and multi-scale perspective, and combines social science, forestry science and spatial analysis. While government-driven solutions are commonly viewed as the route to sustainability, a large range of sustainable forest practices the Amazon emerge from individual and collective initiatives. +INFO AGENTS CEDLA - Latin American Studies - AGENTS CEDLA Lecture: Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives by Prof. Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University-Bloomington (30/4/21) CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects Leave Fossil Fuels Underground LFFU This project analyses, develops and shares successful strategies and arguments on ‘Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground’ (LFFU) emerging from Africa and Latin America at multiple levels of governance. We assess these LFFU initiatives - with a special focus on LFFU in South Africa and Ecuador and their potential for upscaling in other countries and regions. The climate challenge requires aglobal phase out of fossil fuels and calls for a global transition. Through aprocess of co-creating new knowledge with various stakeholders as well as connecting to, and expanding, existing networks, this project expects to have positive impact on the promotion of LFFU. +INFO CEDLA - Latin American Studies - LFFU Building the Movement of Resistance to Oil: Lessons From the Ecuadorian Amazon This video was made made by IUCN NL during our visit to Ecuador for the kick -off meeting of LFFU in 2018. Their project ‘Building the Movement of resistance to Oil’ is linked to partners from Uganda and Congo. Previous Research Projects CEDLA - Latin American Studies - Research Projects CEDLA - Latin American Studies - RRING RRING Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally A collaborative research project funded by the Horizon2020 Programme (2018-2021), including 21 organizations coordinated by University College Cork in Ireland, to develop a global network to promote mutual learning and collaboration in RRI, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global common denominator. The CEDLA team, composed by Dr. Fabio de Castro (coordinator) and Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom , will contribute to RRING mainly in the Work Pakage 3 Global State of the Art (SoA) on RRI by key Geographies. +INFO Vista aérea del río curvo

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Coloridos lomos de los libros CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS) book series The CLAS book series consists of more than 100 titles and has, through the years, made a considerable contribution to the publication and distribution of social science and historiographical research by Latin Americanists in Europe and the Americas. The CLAS series consists of monographs and readers in English. The objective of the CLAS series is to publish the results of original research on Latin America in the fields of the social sciences, understood in a broad sense, including history, economy and geography. The series is directed toward an academic readership, but also aims to reach a larger public of students and informed readers. ​ Please find here a selection of the CLAS book series downloadable in pdf: Please find here the complete list of CLAS book series Indigenous Revolts in Chiapas and the Andean Highlands Kevin Gosner Arij Ouweneel CLAS 77 To Get out of the Mud: Neighborhood Associativism in Recife, 1964-1988 Willem Assies ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 63 The Indian Communitty of Colonial Mexico: Fifteen Essays on Land Tenure, Corporate Organizations, Ideology and Village Politics ​ ​ Arij Ouweneel Simon Miller ​ CLAS 58 ​ Structures of Power, Movements of Resistance Willem Assies Gerrit Burgwal Ton Salman ​ ​ CLAS 55 Revolution and Criminal Justice: The Cuban Experiment 1959-1983 ​ ​ Adèle van der Plas ​ CLAS 39 Ritual Enemas and Snuffs in the Americas ​ Peter de Smet ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 33 New Social Movements and the State in Latin America ​ David Slater ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 29 Huisi Taco: Estudio Interpretativo de un Libro Mixteco Antiguo Maarten Jansen ​ ​ ​ ​ CLAS 24 Sindicatos y Protesta Social en Argentina - Un Estudio de Caso: el Sindicato de Luz y Fuerza de Córdoba ​ Iris Marta Roldán ​ ​ CLAS 11 Authors/editors interested in submitting a manuscript may first like to consider our requirements, and then request a prospectus from Rebeca Rodríguez , Desk Editor. From 2010, CLAS 98, ours series is published by Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford. The CLAS booklist (2000-present) is in order of the most recent. Any inquiries or orders for books may be sent to CEDLApublications@cedla.nl . We will forward your order for you, if you wish. Please note that prices do not include handling costs. ​ Please find here the complete list of CLAS books ​ CLAS EDITORIAL BOARD Prof. Dr. Michiel Baud (Chair) CEDLA, Amsterdam Professor Anthony Bebbington Clark University Dr Edward F. Fischer Vanderbilt University Prof. Dr. Barbara Hogenboom CEDLA, Amsterdam Prof. Dr. Barbara Potthast Universität zu Köln Dr Rachel Sieder CIESAS, México D.F. Professor G. Eduardo Silva Tulane University Prof. Dr. Patricio Silva Universiteit Leiden

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    JUNE 4 Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika: Implicaties voor onze relatie met de regio Organisatie door NIMD, CEDLA, Impunity Watch, CNV internationaal De COVID-19 pandemie laat geen land bespaard en veroorzaakt ook een diepe crisis in Latijns-Amerika. De behaalde vooruitgang op het terrein van armoedebestrijding, rechten van vrouwen, arbeiders en inheemse groepen, milieubescherming en verantwoord ondernemerschap dreigen verloren te gaan. Bovendien maakt de coronacrisis pijnlijk zichtbaar dat zogenaamde ‘oude’ problemen nog heel actueel zijn. De Nederlandse overheid, het bedrijfsleven en maatschappelijke organisaties hebben juist ingezet op ondersteuning van de vooruitgang die Latijns-Amerika doormaakte. Dit roept belangrijke vragen op: hoe bedreigen corona en andere crises de ontwikkeling van Latijns-Amerika? Wat is er nodig om deze neerwaartse trend te keren? En wat betekent de coronacrisis voor de Nederlandse relatie met de regio? #LatijnsAmerikaDebat Sprekers: o.a. Achraf Bouali, tweede kamerlid D66; Barbara Hogenboom, directeur CEDLA; Marit Maij, directeur CNV Internationaal; Joost de Vries, correspondent Volkskrant Latijns-Amerika; Marijke Zewuster, hoofd Emerging Markets & Commodity Research ABN AMRO. CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Captura de Pantalla 2019-10-13 a les 20. 13998960230_4c9cde15b2_o.jpg 1604977952_c478b0f4af_o.jpg 2372997518_06186f1b3c_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Dr Julienne Weegels Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: ANTROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY T. +31-20-5253251 Julienne Weegels (Haarlem, 1987) is assistant professor of Latin American Studies at CEDLA as of August 2020. She is an ethnographer with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from the University of Amsterdam (2008), and an MA in Latin American Studies from the CEDLA (2009, cum laude). She obtained her PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam (2018, cum laude), working at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and CEDLA. She is the current co-convener of the Anthropology of Confinement Network, founding member of the Red de Investigación Penitenciaria de las Américas (APRN-RISPA), and co-organizer of the Global Prisons Research Network. Between 2009 and 2016 she conducted 31 months of field research in Nicaragua with prisoners and former prisoners of three prison facilities. In 2019 she was visiting fellow to the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology’s Prisons Research Centre (PRC). See more details at the personal page at UvA website +INFO RESEARCH INTEREST Julienne is much interested in the politics of (dis)order and the entanglement of violence with governance. Her PhD research focused on Nicaraguan (former) prisoners’ experiences of imprisonment and the state and on their ‘performing’ of violence, governance, masculinities, and change. Simultaneously, however, it also sought to shed light on the development of Nicaragua’s hybrid carceral state and the intimate relation it projects between extralegality and the exercise of (state) power. This research culminated in the manuscript ‘Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons’. At present, following the 2018 anti-government protests, Julienne is conducting research on practices of (state) violence and authoritarianism in Nicaragua. This research project takes the key findings and material from her prisons research as its point of departure, combining it with new research on the changing practices and understandings of policing and confinement in Nicaragua today. In particular, it investigates the government’s strategies of repression and negotiation, as well as its crisis in legitimacy at the hand of its para-state organization, while also seeking to understand the protesters’ divergent claims to the state under the banner of 'justicia'. In doing so, it focuses on three areas: 1) the rearrangement of co-governance arrangements between powerful stakeholders, 2) the practices and claims to justice by groups of 'autoconvocados', (family members of) political prisoners and their associations, and 3) the state’s extralegal governance techniques (including torture and political imprisonment). Julienne is open to (co-)supervise MA/MSc and PhD projects in the areas of social/political anthropology and/or critical criminology (including prison and gender studies), on themes related to imprisonment, policing/crime control/criminalization, governance, corruption, violence, and/or gender/sexualities, from an ethnographic perspective and/or a regional focus on Latin- or Central America. Feel free to reach out for a talk. We are happy to announce that Dr. Julienne Weegels obtained a research grant from the new Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid to work on an Amsterdam-based research project with Dr. Thijs Jeursen (Universiteit Utrecht), Restorative Justice Netherlands and the "Kenniswerkplaats Vrijheidsbeneming and Maatschappij" (knowledge-workshop for freedom privation and society). The project will run for 18 months and is about the ways in which social, spatial and legal inequalities are produced, mitigated and reinforced through the Dutch criminal justice system. From neighbourhood policing to reinsertion after prison time, we'll be looking at the full range of crime control-based state interventions in the living environments and lives of young adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds. "Het Ongelijkheidsbeginsel" is a word-play on the principle of equality before the law, spinning it to mean the principle of inequality instead. It is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented project at the crossroads of urban and legal anthropology, critical criminology and carceral geography, aimed at pealing apart and fighting cumulative inequalities. ​ LEARN MORE ABOUT IT

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    laminados Revistas ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos ERLACS ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish. Contributions reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative with respect to major debates within social science research (understood in the broadest sense, including history and economics) on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to research articles, ERLACS includes 'Explorations' (a section in which new themes are presented and new debates are stimulated), review essays, book reviews, and film reviews. Articles are published online soon after they have been accepted. Please find here the link to the ERLACS website ​ ERLACS – Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe es una revista científica de Acceso Abierto. Difunde artículos bajo la revisión de pares en inglés y español. Las contribuciones reflejan la investigación empírica sustancial y/o son teóricamente innovadoras con respecto a los grandes debates dentro de la investigación social (en el sentido más amplio, incluyendo la historia y la economía) en América Latina y el Caribe. Además de los artículos de investigación, ERLACS incluye 'Exploraciones' (una sección en la que se presentan los nuevos temas con el fin de estimular nuevos debates), ensayos de reseña, reseñas de libros, y críticas de cine. Los artículos se publican en línea poco después de haber sido aceptados. Accedan a la página web de ERLACS mediante este link

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events 2020 oct 9 Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur Maristella Svampa, Universidad Nacional de la Plata Vivimos un contexto de exacerbación del neoextractivismo y de la comoditización de la naturaleza, que se articula con una regresión política global, no solo en los países del Norte sino también en el Sur global. La pandemia y la invisibilización de sus causas socioambientales, agregan una capa más de espesor a la crisis que atraviesa la humanidad y América Latina en particular (como epicentro actual de la misma), entre la extensión del confinamiento, la concentración de la riqueza y la explosión de las desigualdades. Todo esto conlleva el desafío de pensar propuestas integrales que articulen la justicia social con la justicia socioecológica. En esa línea, proponemos presentar y analizar los desafíos del Pacto Ecosocial e Intercultural del Sur, elaborado desde América Latina, propuesta que venimos impulsando con diferentes colegas, activistas y organizaciones sociales de la región. Nos interesa reflexionar sobre los diferentes ejes de la misma: paradigma de los cuidados, agenda de justicia social o redistributiva, las diferentes aristas de la agenda de transición socioecológica, y la agenda de la autonomía y democracia. Para ello, haremos particular énfasis en el alcance de los enfoques relacionales en el vínculo sociedad/naturaleza, asociados con las luchas sociales y las alternativas civilizatorias, a saber, las perspectivas indianistas (Derechos de la Naturaleza), así como los feminismos populares/ecofeminismos y la economía feminista en América Latina (paradigma de los cuidados). www.maristellasvampa.net

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events 2020 feb 21 Presentación Hallazgos de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia Fernando Valdivia, Editor Responsable del Informe Final Esta exposición destaca los hallazgos más importantes de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia y reflexiona sobre el trabajo de este tipo de órgano desde la experiencia boliviana. La comisión recopiló documentación y testimonios que resultaron en más de 6000 expedientes, con el objetivo de esclarecer las graves violaciones de derechos humanos durante las dictaduras militares entre 1964 y 1982. En ello sobresale la desclasificación de documentación militar y policial relacionada a esa época. EXPO Opening “Ink & Blood: Historical Solidarity with Latin America” Combining material from the collections of KADOC and its partner institutions, this exhibition offers a unique insight into a dynamic era of Belgian solidarity with Latin America. During the opening of the exhibition there will be a panel discussion on the faces of historical and contemporary European solidarity with Latin America, led by professor emeritus Michiel Baud, and followed by drinks.

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Cuaderno y lápiz Los Cuadernos del CEDLA The 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' series is meant to present research in progress and aims at the quick distribution of research results connected to the CEDLA research programme. In this way, it provides a forum for distributing and discussing ongoing research. Please find here the complete collection of the CEDLA Cuadernos downloadable in pdf: ​ The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ ​ Cuaderno 30 Please find here the complete list of 'Cuadernos del CEDLA' The Political Influence of the Latin American Military Dirk Kruijt ​ Cuad. 30 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Het 50-jarig jubileum uitgave van CEDLA 1964-2014 ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 29 ​ ​ ​ ​ What is the Future for Amazonia? Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 28 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ The Extraction and Conservation of Natural Resources in South America ​ F. Castro P. van Dijck, B. Hogenboom ​ Cuad. 27 ​ ​ ​ Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Amazon Leontien Cremers Judith Kolen Marjo de Theije ​ Cuad. 26 ​ ​ ​ Andeans and their Use of Cultural Resources ​ Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 25 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Legal pluralism and interlegality in Ecuador ​ Marc Simon Thomas ​ Cuad. 24 ​ ​ ​ ​ Policía, seguridad y transición política Acercamientos al estado del México contemporáneo J.C. G. Aguiar M.E. Suárez ​ Cuad. 23 ​ ​ Maize and Biosecurity in Mexico Edit Antal Lauren Baker Gerard Verschoor Cuad. 22 ​ ​ ​ Construcción Problemática: IIRSA y las Asociaciones Público-Privadas en la Infraestructura Vial Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 21 ​ Troublesome Construction: IIRSA and Public-Private Partnerships in Road Infrastructure ​ Pitou van Dijck Simon den Haak ​ Cuad. 20 ​ The Price of Peace, The Human Rights Movement in Postwar El Salvador Ralph Sprenkels ​ Cuad. 19 ​ ​ ​ Colombia from the Inside, Perspectives on Drugs, War and Peace Michiel Baud Donny Meertens ​ Cuad. 18 The Acção Integralista Brasileira and the Failed Quest for a Fascist Order in the 1930s Marcus Klein ​ Cuad. 17 Cruzando Fronteras en América Latina G. O’Donnell C. H. de Alcántara A. Escobar ​ Cuad. 16 ​ Microfinance in Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck Hans Nusselder Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 15 ​ ​ Microfinanzas en Nicaragua Pitou van Dijck, Hans Nusselder y Arie Sanders ​ Cuad. 14 ​ Cross-border Activism and Its Limits B. Hogenboom M.A. Cohen E. Antal ​ Cuad. 13 Intelectuales y sus utopías, Indigenismo y la imaginación de América Latina Michiel Baud ​ Cuad. 12 The Andean Exodus Ton Salman Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 11 ​ ​ The Psychology of the Faceless Warriors Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 10 Ten Years of Mercosur P. van Dijck M.Wiesebron ​ Cuad. 9 The Suriname economy ​ Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 8 ​ Meeting Asia and Latin America in a New Setting Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 7 Platgetreden Paden. Over het Erfgoed van de Indianen Arij Ouweneel ​ Cuad. 6 ​ ​ ​ The Inca and Corpus Christi: The Feast of Santiago in Colonial Cuzco David Cahill ​ Cuad. 5 ​ ​ ​ Livelihood Strategies and Development Interventions in the Southern Andes of Bolivia Annelies Zoomers ​ Cuad. 4 ​ The Bolivian Experiment: Structural Adjustment and Poverty Alleviation Pitou van Dijck ​ Cuad. 3 ​ ​ Modern Traditions: the Otavaleños of Ecuador Jeroen Windmeijer ​ Cuad. 2 ​ ​ ​ ​ Las Tierras de los Pueblos de Indios en el Altiplano de México, 1560-1920 Arij Ouweneel Rik Hoekstra ​ Cuad. 1 ​ ​ ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Books C uadernos Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA-Amsterdam-Latin-American-Studies-University_edited.jpg Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) Extended Deadline for applications for EU Students: 1 July In the advanced Master's in Latin American Studies you will study social transformations through a multi-disciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science disciplines. You will design your own research plan, do field research in this exciting region and become a critical academic. The Master's in Latin American Studies 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. On the other hand you will also discuss innovative practices by indigenous and other social movements in rural and urban spaces that offer new hopes for social transformations in Latin America. The Master's in Latin American Studies provides a solid foundation for a career in research or academia, with civil society agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and at research institutions both in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, the Master's in Latin American Studies degree has proven to serve as a good starting point for pursuing a PhD. +INFO ​ Following the guidelines of the Dutch government, the tuition fee & the CEDLA fieldwork grant for the Advanced Master’s in Latin American Studies will be reduced by 50% for all students. The tuition fee for 2021-2022 will be 1500 euros and all students will be eligible for a 500 euro grant during the programme. The deadline for application for non-EU students is 1 May, EU students can apply until 1 July. The Master's in Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2022. In case of a continued outbreak of the Coronavirus, we will take the necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the programme for all enrolled students. STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP). APPLY FOR A RESEARCH GRANT TO CARRY OUT YOUR RESEARCH IN BRAZIL Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the LINKAGES project coordinated by dr. Fabio de Castro, and apply for a research grant to carry out your research in Brazil. LINKAGES is an international research programme on value-chains of forest products grounded in local knowledge which can support sustainable, inclusive, and fair economies in the Brazilian Amazon. Your master thesis will include interaction with local communities, NGOs, and local business on sociobiodiversity products. APPLY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME IN COLOMBIA Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the RIVER COMMONS project coordinated by Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens, and apply for an exchange programme. This program includes a field trip to Colombia to engage with local communities, NGOs, spiritual and artistic groups. Your master thesis will form part of an inter-cultural River Commons project that will study and educate on innovative river commoning approaches and methodologies, translating Sustainable Development Goals from desk realities to practices that really make a difference in river-society commons. APPLY RESEARCH GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS ​ All students of the Master’s programme will be eligible for a research grant (1000 euros) to cover part of their fieldwork costs, but an additional scholarship may be available for those interested in joining one of the MLAS-affiliated research projects. With a small tuition fee of 3000 euros per year the Master’s programme provides a unique opportunity to have a Global North-South experience at a cost-effective way by training your academic skills in Amsterdam and applying them in Latin America!

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    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO APRIL 1 A Body of One’s Own: Trans Embodiment Technologies and Knowledge Production in Argentina Dr. Patricio Simonetto , University College London Discussant: Dr. Eliza Steinbock , author of Shimmering Images : Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change (Duke University Press, 2019) Unlike other countries where gender affirmation surgery access was restricted but still allowed under certain conditions, Argentina has prohibited any treatment that affected reproductive organs since 1967. Different legal codes have penalised people dressed as the “opposite sex” since the 1930s. This criminalisation has threatened trans people’s right to existence and made gender affirmation practices clandestine, expensive and dangerous. In this presentation, Dr. Patricio Simonetto analyses how male and female trans people challenged state restrictions by producing knowledge and homemade technologies to affirm their gender. He explores the history of a vast repertoire of medical and social practices, such as self-injected hormones or liquid industrial silicone. The presentation also explores how people have experimented with their bodies, performing them in living laboratories to affirm their gender beyond legal and medical control, and how this pushed them to precarious conditions. Finally, it addresses how activists have formulated an alternative body discourse that challenges the biotechnological promise of an alleged “correct body” as an undeniable trans future. ​

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    CEDLA-UvA-Master-Latin-American-Studies-Programme-MLAS.png CEDLA-UvA-Master-Latin-American-Studies-Programme-MLAS Research Grant - River Commons Project Application Form Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) Interested in doing research on Latin American societies in an affordable way? Come to CEDLA - the little Latin America in Amsterdam - to develop your own project! The advanced Master's programme in Latin American Studies (MLAS) of CEDLA - University of Amsterdam will prepare you to become a critical researcher, to elaborate socially and academically relevant research plans, and to conduct field research in Latin America! Through an interdisciplinary lens, you will learn about social transformations, design your own project, and carry out a short research project in this socially dynamic region. All students of the Master’s programme will be eligible for a research grant (1000 euros) to cover part of their fieldwork costs, but an additional scholarship may be available for those interested in joining one of the MLAS-affiliated research projects. With a small tuition fee of 3000 euros per year the Master’s programme provides a unique opportunity to have a Global North-South experience at a cost-effective way by training your academic skills in Amsterdam and applying them in Latin America! Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the RIVER COMMONS project coordinated by Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens, and apply for an exchange programme. This program includes a field trip to Colombia to engage with local communities, NGOs, spiritual and artistic groups. Your master thesis will form part of an inter-cultural River Commons project that will study and educate on innovative river commoning approaches and methodologies, translating Sustainable Development Goals from desk realities to practices that really make a difference in river-society commons. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Apply and become a Latin America expert in just one year! The deadline for application for non-EU students is 1 May, EU students can apply until 1 July. NAME SURNAME DATE OF BIRTH EMAIL NATIONALITY What is the highest level of education you have completed so far or in what education are you currently enrolled? Is your previous highest academic degree a degree in the humanities or social sciences? In which academic discipline did you receive your previous highest degree? Thank you for submitting We will contact you soon SEND

  • More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America

    MAY 21 More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America Prof. Marcelo Bergman , Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina ​ In this lecture and his new book, Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades, and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of poverty reduction, economic growth, and democratization, crime rose in the eighteen countries of the region. Drawing from large data sets collected specifically for this project, he argues that crime has risen because it has become a profitable industry, and because weak states and outdated criminal justice systems have been unable to withstand the challenge posed by these new criminal enterprises. Prosperity has actually enhanced consumer demand for illicit goods fueling the growth of secondary and illegal markets, including those of stolen goods and narcotics which offer income opportunities for millions of youngsters willing to risk arrest and even their own lives. While some countries have experienced moderate increases in criminality, others have seen catastrophic rates of violence resulting in two types of stable equilibria: Low and high crime countries. He explains why these different equilibria have developed in the region, and discusses their undesired outcomes: serious predatory crime diversification, consolidation of organized crime, ineffective justice reforms, weak policing, and overcrowded prisons. ​

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    SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2022 ter bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika De in 2004 overleden historicus Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, bij leven lid van de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen en oud-hoogleraar van de Rijksuniversiteiten Groningen en Leiden, van de Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen en de Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, heeft bij testament een legaat nagelaten aan het CEDLA dat mede de naam draagt van zijn in 2009 overleden echtgenote, J.P. de Jong. Het doel van het Fonds is de bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika van vijftienhonderd tot 1930, met name door het verlenen van financiële steun aan historisch onderzoek van jonge wetenschappers (bij voorkeur jonger dan 35 jaar). Als bursaal komen in aanmerking beoefenaren der historische wetenschap die zich voorbereiden op een doctorsgraad of recent een overeenkomstige graad hebben bereikt en aantoonbaar werken aan een vervolgonderzoek. Zij moeten in Europa of in Latijns-Amerika zijn geboren en gevestigd. ​ Onder Latijns-Amerika wordt verstaan het gebied omvattende de staten in Amerika waarin het Spaans of Portugees als officiële talen worden gebruikt. De beurs is bedoeld voor onderzoekswerk zoals archiefonderzoek of verblijf in bibliotheken dat in principe plaatsheeft in het jaar nadat de beurs is toegekend. Na toekenning volgt de uitkering van 75% van de beurs. Het restant wordt overgemaakt nadat CEDLA publicatie(s) heeft ontvangen die het resultaat zijn van de CEDLA-beurs en nadat het eindrapport is goedgekeurd door het bestuur van de Stichting Slicher van Bath-de Jong. ​ De selectie van beurswinnaars wordt bepaald door een wetenschappelijke raad bestaande uit: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/Universiteit van Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Universiteit Leiden Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/ Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ Biografie van Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath werd geboren in 1910 en overleed in 2004. Hij huwde in 1941 met Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher werd opgeleid als historicus en archeoloog in Groningen en Utrecht. Hij promoveerde in 1945 in Amsterdam cum laude op een onderwerp uit de rechtsgeschiedenis van Drente en werd niet lang daarna aangesteld als Rijksarchivaris in Overijssel. Hij gebruikte zijn aanstelling onder meer om onderzoek te doen naar de geschiedenis van deze provincie. Dit resulteerde in Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel (1957). Tot 1970 zou hij werken aan de plattelandsgeschiedenis van deze provincie en andere delen van Nederland en zelfs Europa. Vrucht hiervan was De agrarische geschiedenis van West- Europa (500-1850) (1960), indirect geschreven op verzoek van de redactie van de Cambridge Economic History of Europe — een boek dat werd vertaald in het Engels, Italiaans, Spaans, Portugees en Japans en hem zijn internationale reputatie bezorgde. Intussen was hij benoemd als hoogleraar in Groningen, een positie die hij al kort daarna ging combineren met een leerstoel in Wageningen. Onder zijn leiding werden aan de Afdeling Agrarische Geschiedenis een serie studies over de sociaal-economische geschiedenis van het platteland in delen van Nederland en elders op stapel gezet. Al in 1950 was bij Slicher de belangstelling voor de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika gewekt. Vanaf 1951 gaf hij in Wageningen colleges over de geschiedenis van het continent. Toen hij in 1967 voor twee jaar als gasthoogleraar verbonden was aan de University of Chicago was eindelijk de kans daar om door Latijns-Amerika te reizen. De regionale agrarische geschiedenis te Wageningen zag hij in toenemende mate als invuloefeningen die weinig meerwaarde opleverden. In feite wilde hij in die jaren definitief met dit onderzoek stoppen en een onderzoeksprogramma over Latijns-Amerika starten. Mede om die reden nam hij in 1972 ontslag — dertig jaar geschiedbeoefening in de agrarische geschiedenis van Europa waren voorbij. Twee jaar later werd Slicher directeur van het CEDLA waar hij nauw samenwerkte met de jong gestorven historicus Adriaan van Oss (1947-1984). Het was het begin van de volgende dertig jaar wetenschappelijk onderzoek — grotendeels na zijn pensionering uitgevoerd. In deze productieve jaren publiceerde hij vijf grote boeken: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 (1979, onlangs uitgekomen in het Spaans [2010]), Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) (1981), Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) (1989), Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 (1989), en De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers (1998). Hij werd benoemd tot bijzonder hoogleraar in de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika aan de Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (1976-1981) en aan de Katholieke Universiteit te Nijmegen (1983), op de L.J. Rogierleerstoel, eveneens met de leeropdracht Latijns-Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Het werk met Van Oss had in het teken gestaan van een integrale geschiedschrijving van Latijns-Amerika. De gevolgde kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden weken nauwelijks af van de aanpak die hij in de voorgaande decennia voor de geschiedenis van het Europese platteland had gebruikt, maar omdat de twee onderzoekers streefden naar integrale of holistische geschiedschrijving werd inhoudelijk een breder terrein bestreken dan voorheen, nu met inbegrip van cultuur, wetenschap, kunst, kerk en religie, bestuur en politiek. Zijn laatste boek, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, waaraan hij acht jaar vrijwel dagelijks werkte, gaat over de historiografie van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika. ​ Lorena Albornoz Bielefeld Universität Análisis histórico jurídico de los tratados y parlamentos Mapuche entre los siglos XVI al XIX Sabrina Asquini Universidad de Buenos Aires El catolicismo y la cuestión religiosa en las culturas de izquierda en Argentina, 1890-1922 Federico Del Giudice Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) Foreigners’ social rights in Argentina. Local, national and international patterns of inclusión (1900-1930) Adriana Guadarrama Sosa Universidad de Granada (Spain) The invasion of modernity on dunes of the port city of Veracruz (1873-1914) Jessica González Basto Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México La reconfiguración de la administración pública en Colombia a través de la política de concesiones para las obras ferrocarrileras (1886-1912) Francisco Mamani Fuentes Université Paris Sciences et Lettres “Manos a la obra” Los oficios de la construcción en la arquitectura religiosa del Sur Andino en los siglos XVII y XVIII Ingrid Souza Ladeira de Souza PUC Rio de Janeiro Mujeres anarquistas en las redes de militancia del espacio rioplatense: circulaciones, movilizaciones y representaciones (1895-1930) Slicher van Bath de Jong Foundation LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 2022 CALL NEDERLANDS / CASTELLANO APPLICATIONS ​ Applications may be written in Dutch, English or Spanish and should contain the following elements: 1. A description of your research, including the planning and budget; specify which part and for what exact aim the scholarship, if awarded, would be used (max 2000 words) 2. A short Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) 3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor of this research Researchers accredited with these scholarships are expected to present their research to CEDLA, by submitting one or more results of their research, preferably in the form of publications. All publications as a result of this scholarship shall acknowledge this scholarship’s support. For more information contact secretariat@cedla.nl or call +31 20 525 3498 ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2022

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    CEDLA-UvA-Master-Latin-American-Studies-Programme-MLAS.png Apply for a research grant to carry out your research in Brazil Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) Interested in doing research on Latin American societies in an affordable way? Come to CEDLA - the little Latin America in Amsterdam - to develop your own project! The advanced Master's programme in Latin American Studies (MLAS) of CEDLA - University of Amsterdam will prepare you to become a critical researcher, to elaborate socially and academically relevant research plans, and to conduct field research in Latin America! Through an interdisciplinary lens, you will learn about social transformations, design your own project, and carry out a short research project in this socially dynamic region. All students of the Master’s programme will be eligible for a research grant (1000 euros) to cover part of their fieldwork costs, but an additional scholarship may be available for those interested in joining one of the MLAS-affiliated research projects. With a small tuition fee of 3000 euros per year the Master’s programme provides a unique opportunity to have a Global North-South experience at a cost-effective way by training your academic skills in Amsterdam and applying them in Latin America! Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the LINKAGES project coordinated by dr. Fabio de Castro, and apply for a research grant to carry out your research in Brazil. LINKAGES is an international research programme on value-chains of forest products grounded in local knowledge which can support sustainable, inclusive, and fair economies in the Brazilian Amazon. Your master thesis will include interaction with local communities, NGOs, and local business on sociobiodiversity products. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Apply and become a Latin America expert in just one year! The deadline for application for non-EU students is 1 May, EU students can apply until 1 July. NAME SURNAME DATE OF BIRTH EMAIL NATIONALITY What is the highest level of education you have completed so far or in what education are you currently enrolled? Is your previous highest academic degree a degree in the humanities or social sciences? In which academic discipline did you receive your previous highest degree? Thank you for submitting We will contact you soon SEND

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    CEDLA Projects Publications CEDLA’s research focuses on present and past processes of societal change in Latin America. The CEDLA team has acquired external research funding from various agencies, including the NWO and the EU. In addition to conducting multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, the Centre makes every effort to distribute the research results and stimulate both academic and societal debates on Latin America. This is done by writing (academic) publications, organising lectures, seminars and conferences, and working in conjunction with sister organisations in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Covid-19: impacto en las cadenas de valo BARBARA HOGENBOOM KAROLIEN VAN TEIJLINGEN Environmental Governance in Latin America FABIO DE CASTRO BARBARA HOGENBOOM ​ MICHIEL BAUD Gobernanza ambiental en América Latina FABIO DE CASTRO BARBARA HOGENBOOM MICHIEL BAUD Governança ambiental na América Latina FABIO DE CASTRO BARBARA HOGENBOOM ​ MICHIEL BAUD DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

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    CEDLA Past Events 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 JULIO 4 Diálogos con Leyner Palacios: reporte final de la Comisión colombiana de la Verdad desde la perspectiva étnica Este conversatorio es una oportunidad para establecer un diálogo entre la academia, las organizaciones e instituciones interesadas y la diáspora colombiana/latinoamericana en Países Bajos, sobre el informe final de la CEV. Durante la actividad se abordarán los principales hallazgos del informe y las recomendaciones con un enfoque particular en los aspectos étnicos: racismo estructural; violencias contra los pueblos originarios mediante la imposición cultural ideológica; discriminación racial y negación del pueblo negro y persecución cultural del pueblo gitano. +INFO JUNIO 24 Las luchas por frenar las actividades petroleras: Los casos de Ecuador, Colombia y Holanda ​YUVELIS NATALIA MORALES Activista colombiana - Comité AguaWil - Colombia Libre de Fracking - Afrowilches CAROLINA VALLADARES Socióloga ecuatoriana e Investigadora de doctorado en el CEDLA ORGANIZADORES: Milieudefensie, IUCN Nederlands Comité, NALACS & CEDLA GRABACIÓN MAY 10 Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia De Pizarro’s is een fascinerende familiekroniek die de dramatische geschiedenis van een heel land vertelt. Door de ogen van drie generaties en via tientallen levendige verhalen ontrolt een eeuw Colombia zich op meeslepende wijze. Nergens komt de Colombiaanse geschiedenis zo samen als in de familie Pizarro. De vader is de opperbevelhebber van het leger en gelooft in de instituties. Zijn zoons en dochter worden guerrillero’s en prediken de revolutie. Tegen de achtergrond van de Koude Oorlog en de opkomst van de cocaïnehandel streven de Pizarro’s, elk op een eigen manier, naar een rechtvaardiger Colombia. +INFO MAY 13 In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico What were the political and cultural drivers that contributed to shaping Catholics’ understanding of violence as a legitimate means to defend their religious practices and beliefs in post-revolutionary Mexico? In this talk, Dr. Gema Santamaria will focus on the 1930s-1950s, a period marked by the end of the Cristero War (1927-1929) - Mexico’s armed conflict over the religious question - and the so-called détente between the Mexican state and the Catholic Church. Despite the Church’s official rejection of the use of violence amongst the faithful, during this period Catholics continued to engage in belligerent and violent forms of religious militancy in the name of Christ and religious freedom. +INFO APRIL 22 Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy How does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over time? In a historical period of unprecedented infrastructures for migrants' transnational connections, the risk exists to overstate migrants' engagement in their communities of origin, and neglect the gaps emerging in space and time between movers and stayers. As migrants realize upon return, the ‘normality’ of life in their hometowns is not fundamentally questioned by migration, unless after especially critical events. +INFO APRIL 1 A Body of One’s Own: Trans Embodiment Technologies and Knowledge Production in Argentina Unlike other countries where gender affirmation surgery access was restricted but still allowed under certain conditions, Argentina has prohibited any treatment that affected reproductive organs since 1967. Different legal codes have penalised people dressed as the “opposite sex” since the 1930s. This criminalisation has threatened trans people’s right to existence and made gender affirmation practices clandestine, expensive and dangerous. +INFO FEB 11 Conocimientos indígenas. Repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia El cambio climático global y los posteriores procesos de mitigación y adaptación son temas que trascienden los contextos locales y requieren la interacción de diferentes conocimientos, ideas y prácticas. Sin embargo, las acciones globales contra el CC han estado sustentadas por un solo tipo de conocimiento. +INFO MARCH 11 Can social policy manipulation be avoided? Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico How does clientelism affect contemporary policymaking? To better understand and explain the relationship between clientelism and the quality of policy output in the case of Mexico, Saskia Ruth-Lovell analyses policy design and identifies ways to curb clientelism through the letter of the law. +INFO

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    CEDLA Annual Reports The CEDLA institute is part of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. We also have close ties with the UvA’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as well as with Latin American Studies programmes and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. CEDLA’s research pertains to the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), which stimulates cross-Regional Studies collaboration. For detailed reports of CEDLA’s activities see our Annual Reports: 2017 2018 2019 2020 DOCTORAL THESES INAUGURAL AND VALEDICTORY SPEECHES CEDLA ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia | CEDLA Lectures & Events | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO MEI 10 Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia De Pizarro’s is een fascinerende familiekroniek die de dramatische geschiedenis van een heel land vertelt. Door de ogen van drie generaties en via tientallen levendige verhalen ontrolt een eeuw Colombia zich op meeslepende wijze. Nergens komt de Colombiaanse geschiedenis zo samen als in de familie Pizarro. De vader is de opperbevelhebber van het leger en gelooft in de instituties. Zijn zoons en dochter worden guerrillero’s en prediken de revolutie. Tegen de achtergrond van de Koude Oorlog en de opkomst van de cocaïnehandel streven de Pizarro’s, elk op een eigen manier, naar een rechtvaardiger Colombia. Veredelde staatsgrepen in Bogotá, clandestiene trainingskampen op Cuba, collegebanken in Moskou: ze beleven het allemaal. Hun strijd kost twee van hen het leven en de revolutionaire droom kan geen einde maken aan de schrijnende ongelijkheid en het geweld. Eén ding blijft van generatie op generatie gelijk: het gevecht van de Pizarro’s voor een betere toekomst van hun land.

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    CEDLA Events 2020 feb 14 Urban floods and the political ecology of the state in Brazil Robert Coates, Wageningen University The governance of hazardous urban environments has become a critical area for state intervention across Latin America and worldwide. Brazil is no exception, with significant flood and landslide disasters blighting many cities and especially those in the heavily urbanised Atlantic Forest biome. In this presentation, Robert Coates questions what hazardous urbanisation means for processes of citizenship building and the exercise of state power. Drawing on longstanding research in inland Rio de Janeiro and elsewhere, he asks why the failures of past urban engineering, population displacements, and environmental monitoring continue to justify the same interventions as solutions. And why is state citizenship without a reappraisal of urban nature likely to continue reproducing hazards and disasters?

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    CEDLA Events 2020 SEPT 11 Una revolución desde abajo: la filantropía de base liderada por mujeres en América Latina Florencia Roitstein y Andrés Thompson, ELLAS-Mujeres y Filantropía Estamos en un momento crítico de la historia latinoamericana. Las mujeres están liderando una nueva ola de movilización y de filantropía a lo largo de la región que comenzó en 2015 con la marcha histórica de “Ni una menos” en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Las mujeres se sienten más que nunca motivadas a compartir sus historias acerca de su papel en el activismo social. Ellas se están reencontrando y reapropiando de sus voces y sus vidas, y están asumiendo su responsabilidad por un futuro mejor. Estos movimientos han sido posibles gracias a las “donaciones” masivas de tiempo, capacidades, capital social y dinero de miles de mujeres. Este compromiso e involucramiento contrasta con la falta de apoyo de la filantropía institucionalizada y de los programas sociales corporativos. Las mujeres, que antes donaban silenciosamente, hoy coordinan protestas, escriben columnas de opinión en los medios sociales, hablan públicamente y se organizan para promover cambios sociales reales, adaptándose a los tiempos de la pandemia del Covid-19. Ellas no pueden “quedarse en casa”. En su conferencia, Florencia Roitstein y Andrés Thompson presentarán su nuevo libro con las historias de 23 mujeres latinoamericanas que son grandes ejemplos de movilización de recursos para el cambio social: La rebelión de lo cotidiano. Mujeres generosas que cambian América Latina. El libro puede descargarse gratuitamente aquí .

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    Slicher van Bath de Jong Foundation for the advancement of study and research on the history of Latin America Professor Dr. B. H. Slicher van Bath, who died in 2004 and in life was a member of KNAW – The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and emeritus professor of the universities of Groningen, Leiden, Wageningen and Nijmegen, has bequeathed a legacy by testament to CEDLA in his name and that of his wife J.P. de Jong, who died 2009. The aim of the Fund is to advance the study and research on the history of Latin American from 1500 to 1930 by providing financial support for the historical research of scholars (preferably younger than 35 years of age). Those students eligible for this scholarship are studying history and are preparing for their PhD or have recently obtained an equivalent degree, and are verifiably working on further research. It is further required that they are linked to a university in either Europe or in Latin America. The term Latin America pertains to the region that covers the countries in the Americas where Spanish or Portuguese are the official languages. The scholarship is meant for research activities such as archival research or study in various libraries that is to be carried out in the year after the scholarship has been awarded. The recipient receives 75 per cent of the scholarship following acceptance of the award, and the remainder after a final report has been submitted and approved. Each year the Slicher van Bath de Jong Fund offers at least four research scholarships with a maximum of €10,000 each. ​ The selection of the scholarship winners will be decided upon by a Scientific Board, consisting of: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/University of Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Leiden University Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/Leiden University ​ ​ Biography of Professor Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath ​ Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath was born in 1910 and died in 2004. In 1941 he married Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher was educated as a historian and archaeologist in Groningen and Utrecht. In 1945 he received his doctorate cum laude in Amsterdam on Mensch en land in de middelleeuwen. Bijdrage tot een geschiedenis der nederzettingen in Oostelijk Nederland (Man and Land in the Middle Ages. A Contribution to the History of Settlements in Eastern Netherlands). He became Rijksarchivaris (head of the Public Record Office) in Overijssel soon after that. He took advantage of this position to do research on the history of the province. In 1957 he published Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel (A Society under Pressure. Agrarian History of Overijssel). He continued to work on the agrarian history of this province as well other areas of the Netherlands and Europe until 1970. In 1960 he published the authoritative De agrarische geschiedenis van West-Europa (500-1850) (The Agrarian History of Western Europe, A.D. 500-1850), which he had written at the request of the editors of the Cambridge Economic History of Europe. It was translated into English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese and brought him international recognition. He was professor of Economic History at the University of Groningen and Chair of Agrarian History at the University of Wageningen. A series of research programmes was launched on the social-economic history of agrarian regions in the Netherlands under his supervision at the Department of Agrarian History at Wageningen University. By 1950 Slicher had also developed an interest in the history of Latin America. In 1951 he began giving lectures in Wageningen on the history of the continent. His two-year position as guest professor at the University of Chicago finally gave him the chance to travel in Latin America. The European regional agrarian history that he had researched for so many years became less and less interesting to him. What he now wanted to do was to begin a research programme on Latin America. In 1972 he resigned, and 30 years of studying the agrarian history of Europe was ended. Two years later Slicher became the director of CEDLA, where he worked closely with the historian Adrian van Oss, who died young (1947-1984). This was the beginning of the next thirty years of scholarly research – much of which was carried out after he retired. In these productive years he published five lengthy books: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 [1979], and recently published in Spanish [2010]; Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) [1981]; Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) [1989]; Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 [1989]; and De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers [1998]. He was appointed Endowed Professor in the History of Latin America at Leiden University (1976-1981) and at the Catholic University of Nijmegen [now Radboud] in 1983 as the L.J. Rogier Chair in the History of Latin America. His collaboration with Van Oss had centred on an integral historiography of Latin America. The quantitative methodology he applied was very similar to the approach he had used in the previous decades for the agrarian history of Europe, but because the two researchers now aspired to write an integral or holistic historiography, a broader scope was covered that included culture, science, art, church and religion, government, and politics. His last book De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika (A reflection on Latin America’s past), on which he worked almost daily for eight years, concerns the an interpretation of the historiography of Latin America. Slicher van Bath de Jong Foundation LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 2022 CALL Lorena Albornoz Bielefeld Universität Análisis histórico jurídico de los tratados y parlamentos Mapuche entre los siglos XVI al XIX Sabrina Asquini Universidad de Buenos Aires El catolicismo y la cuestión religiosa en las culturas de izquierda en Argentina, 1890-1922 Federico Del Giudice Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) Foreigners’ social rights in Argentina. Local, national and international patterns of inclusión (1900-1930) Adriana Guadarrama Sosa Universidad de Granada (Spain) The invasion of modernity on dunes of the port city of Veracruz (1873-1914) Jessica González Basto Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México La reconfiguración de la administración pública en Colombia a través de la política de concesiones para las obras ferrocarrileras (1886-1912) Francisco Mamani Fuentes Université Paris Sciences et Lettres “Manos a la obra” Los oficios de la construcción en la arquitectura religiosa del Sur Andino en los siglos XVII y XVIII Ingrid Souza Ladeira de Souza PUC Rio de Janeiro Mujeres anarquistas en las redes de militancia del espacio rioplatense: circulaciones, movilizaciones y representaciones (1895-1930) NEDERLANDS / CASTELLANO APPLICATIONS ​ Applications may be written in Dutch, English or Spanish and should contain the following elements: 1. A description of your research, including the planning and budget; specify which part and for what exact aim the scholarship, if awarded, would be used (max 2000 words) 2. A short Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) 3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor of this research Researchers accredited with these scholarships are expected to present their research to CEDLA, by submitting one or more results of their research, preferably in the form of publications. All publications as a result of this scholarship shall acknowledge this scholarship’s support. For more information contact secretariat@cedla.nl or call +31 20 525 3498 ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2022