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

    Online Ceremony Prince Bernhard Scholarship The scholarship aims to support innovative research carried out in the fields of economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/ Europe and Latin America. During the ceremony, the winners of the scholarship Caroline van Slobbe from 2019 and Isabelle Mollinger from 2020 will give a short lecture. ​ Join the celebration on 20 May, 16h-17.15h CEST REGISTER HERE ONLINE CEREMONY Prince Bernhard Scholarships The scholarship aims to support innovative research carried out in the fields of economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and . During the ceremony the winners of the scholarship from 2019 and 2020 will give a short lecture . LatinAmerica +INFO PhD POSITIONS CALL at Wageningen University Are you interested in understanding how different actors know, value and strive to shape river systems in diverging ways? Then this could be the perfect PhD opportunity for you! +INFO ​ DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Master Latin American Studies The Master Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2021. 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. +INFO ​ UPCOMING LECTURE More money, more crime A theory on rising crime in Latin America In this lecture Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades +INFO ​ CEDLA BLOG SERIES Covid-19 in Latin America The CEDLA blog series: Covid-19 in Latin America, tells the stories about the effects, responses, and outcomes of the pandemic in the region. Learn more about the implications of the virus, governance, and the situation on the ground. +READ ​ AMAZONIAN GOVERNANCE AGENTS Research Project The AGENTS project is a research consortium financed by the Belmont Forum and NORFACE, gathering senior researchers from six institutions: the University of Amsterdam, Stockholm University, the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Indiana University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Campinas. +INFO ​ ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 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. +INFO ​ CEDLA LIBRARY Specialized library on Latin America The Library has an extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America. +INFO ​

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

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) 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 June. The Master's in Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2021. 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). TE PUEDE INTERESAR... ​ CEDLA NEWSLETTER If you would like to receive information about CEDLA’s latest courses, research, publications, events and other news, please sign-up to CEDLA’s news updates. We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. + SUBSCRIBE ​ Las charlas del CEDLA CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody. CEDLA BLOG SERIES CEDLA researchers and students have been developing several initiatives to assess and discuss the ways in which COVID-19 is affecting Latin American Societies. +INFO +READ

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

    LASP LASP Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) The Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) is an interuniversity graduate programme dedicated to research and graduate education on Latin America in the Netherlands. The common research aim of LASP is to understand and explain the key social, political, cultural and economic transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of global developments. LASP applies a comprehensive and integrated approach that combines a range of theories and methods from the social sciences and the humanities. The program brings together senior and junior researchers including MA students and PhD candidates. LASP has three interdisciplinary research lines that form the core of its research programme. They bring together research projects and activities that cross-cut the boundaries between the contributing institutions. Interdisciplinarity and a multilevel approach is a shared orientation, as is a joint affinity with multimethod (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies. More specifically: The focus is on the growing importance of natural resources in Latin American development and its social, political, cultural, and environmental implications. It analyses the new political, economic and social processes that drive resource use patterns and reflect conflicting societal interests generated by these patterns. This research line addresses the diverse way in which social transformation reshapes cultural diversity and turns the construction of identities into a key source for mobilization and agency, not only in specific social fields (such as ‘the urban’, religion, transnational migration) but also as part of key domains of intervention such as education. In particular, this line looks at the agency and strategic pursuits of individuals, groups and networks within multilevel local, national, and global reconfigurations. This research line looks at changes in politics, state-society relations, violence and (in)security, in particular in relation to issues such as democratic consolidation, citizenship, governability, and shifting notions of legality and illegality in the organization of protection and coercion. 1. Natural resource use and sustainable development. 2. Sociocultural resources and identities. 3. Political resources: governability and (in)security. ​ LASP is the platform for collaboration of researchers from the following academic institutions: - Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA/UvA) - Department of Cultural Anthropology of Utrecht University (CA/UU) - Programme Group Governance for Inclusive Development of the University of Amsterdam (GID/UvA) - Department of Latin American Studies of Leiden University (LAS/LU) - Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam (SCA/VU) - Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS/EUR) - Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Radboud University (CADS/RU) - Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies of Radboud University (HLCS/RU) ​ The Board consists of representatives of the participating institutes: Prof. dr. Michiel Baud (CEDLA) Prof. dr. W.G. Pansters (UU) Mw. Prof. dr. R.K. Jaffe (UvA) Prof. dr. P. Silva (UL) Mw. Dr. M.E.M. de Theije (VU) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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

    Minor and Bachelor courses Minor Latin American Studies Course lecturer: CEDLA staff Time period: September 2020 – 29 May 2021 Course load: 30 EC The minor combines several of our Bachelor courses to give the student a broad oversight of the field of Latin American Studies. The minor can serve as a preparation for the . CEDLA/UvA Master’s Programme in Latin American Studies MORE INFORMATION Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Fábio de Castro and Prof. Dr. Kees Koonings Time period: February – March Schedule: Tuesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC ​ This course addresses historical development and contemporary dynamics of the modern Brazilian society. As one of the largest countries and economies in the world, Brazil plays a major role in economic and social processes in Latin America and is an increasingly prominent player in regional and global politics. The recent (post-2000) socio-political development of Brazil is characterized by a ‘boom and bust’ cycle, not only in economic terms but also with respect to democracy, social justice, and international standing. Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Julienne Weegels Time period: February – March Schedule: Monday 13.00 -15.00 hours & Friday 13.00 – 15.00 hours Course load: 6 EC Gender, class and ethnic relations in Latin America are being reshuffled and rapidly changing in the context of globalization, social transformations and political turmoil. The women’s movement received a new impetus as millions of women took to the streets to protest gendered violence. Restructuring labour markets, economic challenges and increasing (re)migration flows have produced additional effects and demands in the daily lives of women and men, but have also offered new opportunities. Visual Culture in the Hispanic World MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel Time period: 5 April - 20 May Schedule: Monday 13.00 – 15.00 hours & Thursday 13.00 – 15.00 hours Course load: 6 EC This course explores moving and non-moving images like fiction films, documentaries, television series, YouTube clips, paintings, statues, and street art, made in a Latin American country or Spain through the lenses of the Psychology of Art. Over the past decades, the cognitive sciences have gained considerable ground in the study of (moving) images. Instead of identifying “discourses” or “texts,” it proved more fruitful to investigate cognitive simulations encoded in memory. Research in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Julienne Weegels Time period: 6 April - 28 May Schedule: Tuesday 16.00 - 18.00 hours & Friday 11.00 - 13.00 hours Course load: 6 EC In this course students learn about doing research, through learning by doing. They will learn about research design and methodology, but also conduct a small research of their own. The course can be seen as a preparation for their internship and/or research in Latin America. Throughout the course, attention will also be devoted to interdisciplinarity, ethics, reflexivity and particular challenges to Latin American research. ​ Understanding Latin America Today MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 9 September - 14 October Schedule: Wednesday 10.00 – 14.00 hours Course load: 6 EC Students that have finished this course are expected to be able to: • Describe major contemporary socio-political and socio-cultural processes in the region; • Explain and use core concepts from the interdisciplinary Latin American studies literature; • Apply knowledge about Latin American socio-political and socio-cultural processes to broader development debates, for example with regard to social movements, violence and insecurity, new cultural manifestations, matters of social inequality and gender, etcetera. ​ Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 7 September - 23 October Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 hours & Friday 11.00 – 14.00 hours Course load: 6 EC The course deals with the causes, consequences and limitations of political turmoil and change in Latin America, with an emphasis on democratization, development policy and mobilization around 'old' and 'new' social and political issues, such as participation, human rights and justice. It also looks into revolutionary idea(l)s and emancipatory movements that have affected society and politics. In order to understand recent events, we also need to look at dynamics of the past that continue to influence politics and protest: dictatorships and democracies, political legacies (authoritarianism, elitism, populism), social inequality, politicized state institutions and economic dependence on foreign capital. Challenges for Development MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Fabio de Castro Time period: 5 November - 10 December Schedule: Thursday 10.00 – 13.00 hours Course load: 6 EC After finishing this course, students are expected to be able to: Describe some major challenges for development in the region, and different perspectives on how these could be effectively addressed; Explain and use core concepts from the academic literature on development issues; Search for, assess and reflect on different non-academic sources of information on Latin American development, including information and studies from regional and international organizations (e.g. ECLAC, IDB, UN, World Bank, ILO), national governments, NGOs and/or private sector/business institutions. The Identity of the City in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: November – December Schedule: Tuesday 13.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC In this course students will explore the workings of urban identity formation and its roots, making use of geographical, sociological and anthropological studies. In the introductory part an overview will be given of Latin American urban studies and the history of urban development in the region. The attention will subsequently shift towards contemporary social movements, socio-spatial segregation, violence, urban policies and urban governance. De course rounds up with attention for the everyday experiences in the city, as well as with urban imaginaries on TV and in the cinema. Spanje en Latijns Amerika door de eeuwen heen MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Arij Ouweneel (coordinator) Time period: 7 September - 12 Oktober Schedule: Monday 13.00 – 15.00h & Wednesday 13.00 – 17.00h Course load: 6 EC Deze inleiding in Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse Studies behandelt culturele en maatschappelijke kernthema’s uit de opleiding aan de hand van belangrijke periodes uit de geschiedenis van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika. De historische kruisverbanden tussen Spanje en Latijns-Amerika worden per week aan de hand van die thema’s besproken. Elk overkoepelend weekthema wordt in aparte hoor- en werkcolleges in specifieke onderwerpen uitgewerkt. Master's in Latin American Studies (MLAS) 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. +INFO Registration and Participation UvA students Students of the University of Amsterdam can register for our courses in SIS. For more information on registration for courses at the UvA, check . here ​ Other students Bachelor students that are enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. These students should first register themselves as ‘elective course student Spanish Language and Culture’ at Studielink. For more information on registering for electives, please check . here ​ Others Others interested to participate in our Bachelor courses may attend the lectures of the course as auditor under certain provisions. Those interested should send an email to , indicating their special interest in the course and a brief account of their academic background. Please note that students are given priority to register for our Bachelor courses. Any remaining spaces are available for others on a first come, first served basis. Those who have indicated their interest in the above mentioned way, will be informed of their registration two weeks before the start of the course. The cost for attending a Bachelor course is €150,- in total. Payment details will be made available once the student has been accepted to the course. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 17.00 hours Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl ​ ​

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

    Master courses Introduction to Latin American Studies Course lecturers: Dr. Julienne Weegels (coordinator) and CEDLA staff Time period: September – October Schedule: Tuesday 14.00 – 18.00 hours Course load: 6 EC This course introduces key subjects and leading approaches and theoretical debates in contemporary Latin American Studies. MORE INFORMATION DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 18/12/20 Global Cities in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturer: Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: 4 - 27 January Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 h & Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00 h Course load: 6 EC This course engages in academic debates on Latin American cities as part of global urban networks. The course introduces students into the multidisciplinary field of urban studies, in which geography, sociology and history are integrated. We will examine the metropolises of Latin America complementary and comparatively. By studying Lima, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and many other cities, students will be familiarized with the main aspects of historically defined (policy) fields such as social housing, solid waste collection, urban transport systems and community development. Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance MORE INFORMATION Dr. Fábio de Castro (coord.) and Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Time period: 2 November – 14 December Schedule: Monday 14.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC 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. While some progressive governments have tried to change that trend, the intensification of extractive activities and related large infrastructure projects has led to a growing vulnerability and innequality. More recently, the region started to experience a new wave of right-wing governments who are explicitly moving away from social policies, human rights and the environmental conservation agenda. Memories Need to Swim: Heritage and Myth-Making in Latin America MORE INFORMATION Course lecturers: Dr. Arij Ouweneel and Dr. Christien Klaufus Time period: November – December Schedule: Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00 hours Course load: 6 EC People continue to (re)produce narratives of who they are and what they want to be, thereby acknowledging that their “being-in-the-world”—or storyworld—is defined by heritage and histories of a birth place, hometown, ancestors, cemetries or journeys. In their testimonies and storyworlds over time, new elements are woven into existing storyworlds, creating innovative ways of worldmaking. Such new storyworlds are created in the streets of Latin American urban centers, using films, street art, epitaphs in cemeteries, and digital and analogue media on a daily basis. Special attention will be given to the role of ancestors, the deceased, saints, and deathscapes in Latin American worldmaking. Worldmaking, mythmaking, are storyworlds. Master's in Latin American Studies (MLAS) 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. +INFO Registration and Participation UvA students Students of the University of Amsterdam can register for our courses in SIS. For more information on registration for courses at the UvA, check . here ​ Other students Master students enrolled at other Dutch universities can participate in our courses for free. To confirm their registration they should provide the CEDLA secretariat with a proof of enrollment at their university before the start of the classes. To register, please fill out our digital . registration form ​ Others Others interested to participate in our Bachelor courses may attend the lectures of the course as auditor under certain provisions. Those interested should send an email to , indicating their special interest in the course and a brief account of their academic background. Please note that students are given priority to register for our Bachelor courses. Any remaining spaces are available for others on a first come, first served basis. Those who have indicated their interest in the above mentioned way, will be informed of their registration two weeks before the start of the course. The cost for attending a Bachelor course is €150,- in total. Payment details will be made available once the student has been accepted to the course. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 17.00 hours Telephone: +31 20 525 3498 Email: secretariat@cedla.nl ​ ​

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

    Picture by Pablo Andrés Rivero.jpg CEDLA Education CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies MLAS - MASTER LATIN AMERICA STUDIES ​ A research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented programme. You will study current developments in the region such as the new wave of economic, social and political crises, problems of inequality, insecurity and unsustainability, indigenous and other social movements, the renegotiation of gender and ethnic relations and the rise of the new urban middle classes. Minor in Latin American Studies MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ​ The minor combines several of our Bachelor courses to give the student a broad oversight of the field of Latin American Studies. Humanities and Social Sciences, including theories and methodologies from cultural anthropology, human geography, political science and history. Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) LASP - LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAMME The Latin American Studies Programme (LASP) is an interuniversity graduate programme dedicated to research and graduate education on Latin America in the Netherlands. BA Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies BA SPAANSE LATIJNS-AMERIKAANSE STUDIES In de bachelor Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies bestudeer je de Spaanse taal, verdiep je je in de fascinerende historie, cultuur en literatuur van Spanje en Latijns-Amerika en leer je over de hedendaagse sociaal-politieke ontwikkelingen in deze gebieden.

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

    CEDLA Latin American Studies CEDLA Latin American Studies About CEDLA ​ Since its creation in 1964, the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), hosted by the University of Amsterdam, has promoted Latin American Studies in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. We do this by conducting and stimulating relevant and original research on developments in Latin America and distributing the results of this research via academic education and publications. Based on a long history of multi-disciplinary research and studies in the fields of both Social Sciences and Humanities (including cultural anthropology, history, political science, human geography, sociology and economics), we increasingly apply interdisciplinary approaches in our projects and education. CEDLA’s library is considered one Europe’s largest specialized collections of material on Latin America. CEDLA is part of the of the . 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 (ARTES), which stimulates cross-Regional Studies collaboration. For detailed reports of CEDLA’s activities see our Annual Reports on the years , and . Faculty of Humanities University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies 2017 2018 2019 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. Next to its team of researchers, CEDLA hosts a number of PhD students and fellows, and occasionally appoints temporary staff members for specific research projects. CEDLA researchers are involved in multiple research networks with Latin American and other international researchers and institutions. Academic Research ​ Education Education CEDLA offers BA, MA and PhD courses and programmes. At the Bachelor’s level, the programme of Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAS) [link SLAS op uva website] offers a special track in Latin American Studies. CEDLA also offers a broad range of topical within the field of Social Sciences and the Humanities, which can be taken individually or combined into a . The minor and individual courses are also open to students from other universities. In the multi-disciplinary (MLAS), students spend two to three months in Latin America to do research for their thesis project. The MLAS is part of the (LASP), an interuniversity graduate programme providing Master and PhD education, which is coordinated by CEDLA. In addition, CEDLA offers tailormade training programmes for professionals (e.g. to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs). courses on Latin America minor in Latin American Studies Master's of Latin American Studies Latin American Studies Programme ​ Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal – that is published twice a year, in print and online. Scholars from all across the globe contribute articles to ERLACS that reflect substantial empirical research and/or innovative theoretical contributions with respect to major scholarly debates. In association with Berghahn Books, CEDLA also published the book series CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS), which consists of monographs and edited volumes. ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe Library Library The CEDLA library has an extensive and in many ways unique collection of more than 80,000 books and hundreds of journals, as well as extensive archive material on microfilm, and many reference works and bibliographies. The library provides to all visitors an attractive opportunity to view, study, borrow, and copy material. The complete collection can be searched through the of the University of Amsterdam. central catalogue ​ Other networks and activities There is extensive and continuous contact at the research level with foreign universities and research institutes specializing in Latin American Studies. Within the Netherlands, CEDLA is a well-known platform and contact point for scholars, students, journalists, public and private institutions, NGOs and citizens with questions or plans with regard to the region. For instance, we provide space for the monthly meetings of the interuniversity , and work together closely with our colleagues in the . Furthermore, CEDLA offers support to two scholarship programmes for young scholars in Latin American Studies: the and the . PhD-student forum for Research on Latin America, OLA Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NALACS Prince Bernard Scholarships Slicher van Bath-de Jong Fund ​ Our Objectives to carry out Social Science and Humanities (SSH) research on Latin America to further research-based teaching on Latin America to extend and increase knowledge about the societies and cultures of Latin America to collect books, journals and other materials relevant to the study and documentation of Latin America to foster the exchange and coordination of Latin American Studies in the Netherlands. Our Objectives ​ ACADEMIC STAFF Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Director of CEDLA (political science) Prof. dr. Michiel Baud (History) Prof. dr. Kees Koonings (Brazilian studies) Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens (Political Ecology) Dr. Fábio de Castro (Brazilian studies) Dr. Christien Klaufus (human geography) Dr. Arij Ouweneel (history) Dr. Julienne Weegels (anthropology, criminology) ​ Gaya Nikolsky, M.A., Head Secretary Bente van de Nes, M.A., Education & PR Bestanist Nin, M.A., Communication & Website Rebeca Fernández, PhD, Desk Editor & Edita Gerson Kuiper, M.A., Head Librarian Corina Kuiper, Library Assistant ​ ​ Irene Arends Cristina Bastidas Redin Irene van den Bogaardt Mirtha Lorena del Castillo Bibiana Duarte Abadia Barbara Haenen Luisa Gonzalez Valencia Geraldine Lamadrid Guerrero Hannah Porada Lieke Prins Christian Esteban Ramírez Hincapié Tatiana Roa Avendaño Gabriela Russo Lopes Laura Ximena Triana Gallego Carolina Valladares Pasquel SUPPORT STAFF PhD CANDITATES CEDLA - UvA MASTER Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) CEDLA - UvA BACHELOR Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies PAST EVENTS FIELDWORK STORIES CEDLA NEWSLETTER If you would like to receive information about CEDLA’s latest courses, research, publications, events and other news, please sign-up to CEDLA’s news updates. 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  • Prince Bernhard Scholarships | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Prince Bernhard Scholarships The Prince Bernhard Scholarships were established in 1991 by the Foundation “The Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Institute”, on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the late Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The programme has also been financially supported by the University of Utrecht and CEDLA. Each year, depending on the amount of applications, one or two scholarships of 5,000 euros are awarded to promising young researchers from the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, or Latin America. 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 ​ SELECTION The selection of the scholarship winners will be decided upon by a Scientific Board, consisting of: Dr. Christien Klaufus (CEDLA/University of Amsterdam), Chair Carolina Valladares (PhD candidate, CEDLA) Prof. dr. Patricio Silva (Leiden University) Dr. Gery Nijenhuis (Utrecht University) Prof. dr. Kees Koonings (University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University) The research proposals will be evaluated on scientific relevance, its innovative aspects, the research method and planning and its feasibility. The winners of the scholarships will be notified before 18 December 2020. The scholarships will be officially awarded by Prince Bernard’s grandson, Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme, during an award ceremony that will be scheduled in the first half of 2021. CEREMONY The ceremony will be attended by the Board of the Foundation, as well as by the members of the Scientific Board, authorities of CEDLA, and the ambassadors of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. During this ceremony the winners of the Prince Bernhard Scholarships are expected to give a short presentation on their research project. For further questions please contact CEDLA’s secretariat at or +31 20 525 3498. secretariat@cedla.nl ​ Ceremony of the Prince Bernhard Scholarship ​ Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the decision was made to host the annual ceremony of the Prince Bernhard Scholarship online. Isabelle Mollinger, winner of the PBS grant 2020 will present her project ' Commoning in times COVID A struggle for territory in the midst of a pandemic.' Caroline van Slobbe, winner of the PBS grant 2019 will present her project 'Imagining water: Worldviews and critiques of the Piatúa Resiste movement in Ecuador.' ​ The ceremony will take place on 20 May, at 16h-17.15h CEST, register here. May 28 Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir. RSVP Now HOW TO APPLY ​ 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. Requirements for Eligibility • Candidates must submit a research proposal for a three month research project that makes a valuable contribution to the international economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. • Candidates are supposed to master either the Spanish or Portuguese language, as they will have to present their research proposal in Spanish or Portuguese during the ceremony for the award of the scholarships. The application should include: • A research proposal in English. Besides an outline of the project, the research proposal itself (max. 4,000 words) should include a clear description of the intended method, a short bibliography, an estimation of the costs to be incurred and the expected results. • Letter of recommendation by a professor, or senior researcher. • C.V. • Proof of affiliation to Dutch university (either a proof of registration or a diploma) Applications must be submitted by e-mail before 30 October 2021 to the following address: secretariat@cedla.nl Isabelle Mollinger receives PBS grant 2020 ​ Commoning in times COVID A struggle for territory in the midst of a pandemic ​ The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing injustices and inequalities among citizens in Latin America and also in Medellin, the pandemic has not paused the municipalities’ agenda for executing radical plans for urban renewal. Nonetheless, and Moravia’s inhabitants continue to resist. This study proposes to investigate how the virus has affected community resilience in Moravia and if and how commoning in times of COVID still takes place. PRINCE BERNHARD SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS ​ 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 2020

  • Past Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Past Events 2021 - 2020 - - - - - - - 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 FEB 26 Presidential-term-limit Reforms in Latin America and Africa Dr. Mariana Llanos takes a longitudinal view on presidential-term-limit reforms in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa since the third wave of democratization. Rule instability induced by frequent reforms can be part of a piecemeal path towards autocratization, but it can also reflect an open-ended tug of war between authoritarian tendencies and democratic resistance. +INFO MAR 19 Riverhood and River commons in Latin America and Europe​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. ​ +INFO APR 9 Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Prof. Peter Wade discuss the incipient turn to antiracism in Latin America, and the research project ‘Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age’ ( ) that looks at styles of antiracist activity in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. One of the key findings is the variation in how different organisations understand and use the language of racism and antiracism to define or organise their activities. LAPORA +INFO APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Place-based sustainability initiatives in rural areas pursue changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets. In this presentation, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. +INFO

  • Past Events 2020 | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Past Events 2021 - 2020 - - - - - - - 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 jan 24 Why drug seizures matter: Discriminatory policing and violence on Brazil's drug markets Recife is a large and extremely violent metropolis in Brazil’s poor Northeastern region. Much of that violence, according both to authorities and drug market participants, is tied to the workings of a large market for illicit drugs. Building on extensive fieldwork and an original dataset that collates all official drug seizures in the city since 2001. +INFO feb 14 Urban floods and the political ecology of the state in Brazil 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. +INFO feb 21 Hallazgos de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia 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. +INFO mar 6 How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice On September 21, 1976, a car bomb killed Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean ambassador to the United States, along with his colleague Ronni Moffitt. The murder shocked the world, especially because of its setting – in the heart of Washington DC. +INFO june 4 Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika: Implicaties voor onze relatie met de regio 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. +INFO sept 11 Una revolución desde abajo: la filantropía de base liderada por mujeres en América Latina 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. +INFO oct 9 Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur +INFO Nos proponemos presentar y analizar los desafíos del Pacto Ecosocial e Intercultural del Sur, elaborado desde América Latina. sept 25 Fifty public standpipes: Politicians, local elections, and struggles for water in Barranquilla, Colombia This talk tells the story of the WB project and the fifty public standpipes - which were never built. Its purpose is to analyse how water/power distributions have been reworked and consolidated, highlighting tensions triggered by the project at the national and local level. +INFO oct 23 The Governance of the Brazilian Amazon in Times of Covid-19 Last year, the Amazon was on the world news about the devastating fire, rampant deforestation rate, and increased violence to indigenous populations. The national government responded the international pressure with denial of the socioenvironmental impacts, persecution of researchers, and disdain to the local populations. +INFO nov 6 Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife 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. +INFO NOV 20 No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment The Central American migration crisis has become a flashpoint in US national debates over humanitarian, identity and security politics. As such, it provides a key lens through which to consider how evolving structures-of-feeling shape US immigration policies as well as broader trends in US public sentiment about how to represent (and target) what some scholars have self-reflexively called “human waste” – that is, those who must be excluded by any means necessary. +INFO DEC 4 The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s The creation of Lima's red light district in 1928 marked the culminating achievement of the promoters of regulation who sought to control the spread of venereal disease by medically policing female prostitutes. Its closure in 1956 was arguably the high point of abolitionism, a transnational movement originating in the 1860s that advocated that regulation was not only ineffective from a public health perspective, but also morally wrong. +INFO

  • Researchers | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    9034774119_48cf8bf4cc_o.jpg Our Researchers Prof Dr Barbara Hogenboom CEDLA Director political science Prof Dr Michiel Baud Professor history Prof Dr Kees Koonings Professor brazilian studies Prof Dr Rutgerd Boelens Professor political ecology of water Dr Christien Klaufus Assistant Professor human geography & urban studies Dr Arij Ouweneel Associate Professor history & cultural cognitive studies Dr Fábio de Castro Assistant Professor brazilian studies Dr Julienne Weegels Assistant Professor anthropology & criminology

  • Events | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Upcoming events 21 11 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 MAY 21 More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America +INFO In this lecture 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. He explains why 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. ​ Join the lecture online on May 21 at 16:00-17:00 CEST. JUN 11 Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification +INFO This lecture will be give n by , Senior Lecturer at Universität Leipzig. Dr. Michael Janoschka More information about this CEDLA Lecture will follow soon. Stay up to date on the upcoming events and to our newsletter and follow us on social media. subscribe ​ Join the lecture online on June 11 at 16:00-17:00 CEST.

  • Julienne Weegels | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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 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). 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.

  • Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon

    CEDLA Events 2021 APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives , Prof. Eduardo Brondizio Indiana University-Bloomington And discussant , Cardiff University Dr. Antonio Ioris ​ This presentation reflects on the opportunities and challenges of place-based sustainability initiatives in the Amazon in light of development inequalities, global markets, and climate change. The context is set with an overview of the findings of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It then introduces the AGENTS project (Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformation to Sustainability), which has been documenting local-level initiatives across the Brazilian Amazon. These are place-based initiatives in rural areas pursuing changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets with the goals of improving living standards and environmental sustainability. The presentation examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. ​ This lecture took place on 30 April 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. 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

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    FUNDACIÓN SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG 2020 para la promoción del estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina FUNDACIÓN SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG para la promoción del estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina. En 2004, el fallecido historiador Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, miembro vitalicio de la Real Academia de Ciencias y Catedrático de la Universidad de Groningen, Leiden, Wageningen y de la Universidad Católica de Nijmegen, dejó en testamento un legado al CEDLA, que incluye el nombre de su cónyuge JP De Jong, fallecida en 2009. El objetivo de la Fundación es promover el estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina desde 1500 a 1930, en particular mediante el apoyo financiero a la investigación histórica de jóvenes investigadores (preferentemente menores de 35 años). Los aspirantes a la beca Slicher van Bath-de Jong son estudiosos/as que estén preparando sus estudios de doctorado o que se hayan doctorado y quieran seguir desarrollando su investigación o una próxima publicación. Los aspirantes deben tener nacionalidades europeas o de estados de América Latina y residir en dichos territorios. Se entiende por América Latina aquellos estados en los cuales el castellano o el portugués sean lenguas oficiales. La beca está destinada a trabajos de investigación, realizados en archivos / bibliotecas. La beca tiene una duración máxima de un año. Después de la adjudicación sigue el beneficio del 75% de la beca. El resto entrega después de la aprobación del informe final. Cada año, el Fondo de SVB-dJ al menos cuatro becas de investigación de hasta 10.000 € cada una. La selección de los ganadores de la beca será decidida por un Consejo Científico, que consiste en: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/Universiteit van Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Universiteit Leiden Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/ Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ Biografía del Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath ​ Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath nació en 1910 y murió en 2004. Se casó en 1941 con Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher se formó como historiador y arqueólogo en Groningen y Utrecht. Se doctoró cum-laude en Ámsterdam sobre un tema de la historia jurídica de Drenthe. Poco después fue nombrado Archivero Nacional en Overijssel, dando lugar a: Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel / Una sociedad bajo estrés. La historia rural de Overijssel (1957). Hasta 1970 estudia la historia rural de esta provincia y de otras partes de los Países Bajos y Europa. Los estudios de este periodo se concentran en De agrarische geschiedenis van West-Europa (500-1850) / La historia agraria de Europa Occidental (500- 1850) (1960), obra que de forma indirecta fue solicitada por la revista Cambridge Economic History of Europe. Se trata de un libro que fue traducido al inglés, al italiano, al español, al portugués y al japonés, ganando así el reconocimiento internacional de sus investigaciones. Cabe destacar que fue nombrado Catedrático de la Universidad de Groningen, una posición que poco después combinó con una Cátedra en Wageningen, dónde fue nombrado jefe del Departamento de Historia Agraria, realizó una serie de estudios sobre la historia socio-económica de las zonas rurales de los Países Bajos y Europa. Alrededor de 1950 despertó su interés por la historia de América Latina. Desde 1951 dio clases en Wageningen sobre la historia del continente. En los años 1967 y 1968 fue profesor invitado en la Universidad de Chicago, periodo en el cual se le presentó la oportunidad de viajar a América Latina. Durante los próximos años finalizó sus estudios sobre la historia agraria en Wageningen, para concentrarse en el arranque de un programa de investigación sobre América Latina. El resultado de este cambio en su investigación conllevó que renunciara a su plaza en Wageningen en 1972. Dos años más tarde fue nombrado director del CEDLA, donde trabajó en estrecha colaboración con el tempranamente fallecido Adriaan van Oss (1947-1984). Fue el comienzo de los próximos treinta años de investigación científica, llevada a cabo sobre todo después de su retiro. Esta nueva etapa fue muy fructífera y dio lugar a la publicación de cinco de sus principales libros: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 (1979, recientemente publicado en español [2010]) / La América española en torno a 1600; Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) (1981) / Población y economía en la Nueva España (ca. 1570 a 1800); Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) (1989); Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 / Indios y españoles: un encuentro entre dos mundos. América Latina 1500-1800 (1989); De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers / Reflexión sobre el pasado en América Latina, 1493-1820: historias, de autores, y lectores (1998). Fue nombrado Catedrático Extraordinario de historia de América Latina de la Universidad de Leiden (1976-1981) y en la Universidad Católica de Nijmegen (1983), ocupando la cátedra LJ Rogier, también sobre la historia de América Latina. La obra con Van Oss se centraba en estudios historiográficos sobre América Latina. Su investigación cuantitativa no se alejaba mucho del enfoque que hizo en décadas anteriores sobre la historia rural europea, pero los dos investigadores le dieron más fondo a estas investigaciones y se esforzaron para conseguir una historia integral y holística, cubriendo más temas de estudio que en su etapa europea. Comprendiendo así la cultura, la ciencia, el arte, la iglesia y la religión, el gobierno y la política. Su último libro, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika / Reflexión sobre el pasado en América Latina, en el cual trabajó durante ocho años casi a diario, trata de la historiografía de la historia de América Latina. / ENGLISH NEDERLANDS SOLICITUDES ​ Las solicitudes deben incluir: 1) Una descripción de la investigación, incluyendo la planificación y el presupuesto dónde queden todos los gastos debidamente justificados (máximo 2000 palabras). 2) Un breve Currículum Vitae 3) Una carta de recomendación del supervisor de la propuesta de investigación De los beneficiarios/as de las becas se espera que presenten sus investigaciones al CEDLA, en forma de una conferencia o mediante la publicación de la investigación. Se comprometen a mencionar el uso de dicha beca en publicaciones e investigaciones financiadas por la beca. La fecha límite para solicitudes es el 25 de abril de 2020. Las solicitudes deberán enviarse a: Para más información contacte con o llame al +31 20 525 3498 secretariat@cedla.nl secretariat@cedla.nl PUBLICACIONES SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS - - - - - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 - 2016 2017

  • Cuadernos | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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

  • Annelou Ypeij | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    15861321254_e3b2256d14_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Dr Annelou Ypeij Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: ANTROPHOLOGY Annelou Ypeij has been assistant professor at CEDLA since January 2003. She graduated cum laude in anthropology at Utrecht University in 1990. Five years later she defended her dissertation at the same university. The subject concerned the informal economy of Lima. From 1997 to 2002, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam on poverty within the welfare state in Amsterdam RESEARCH INTEREST Broadly formulated, her research interests encompass poverty, social mobility, gender, ethnicity and livelihood strategies. Annelou Ypeij has done extensive fieldwork in Peru and The Netherlands. In Lima, Peru, she analysed why female micro-entrepreneurs working in the informal economy earn structurally less than their male counterparts do. In The Netherlands she studied single motherhood and poverty in the welfare state. Currently she is working on two research projects. The first one centres on tourism in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region, the impact of tourism on local communities, and the way people seize new economic opportunities in the tourism industry. Annelou Ypeij focuses on the ethnic and gender identities of women and men working in the lowest echelons of the labour market and their livelihood strategies. The second research project concerns a study on gender, family relations and social mobility in the urban context. In the Cono Norte of Lima she is collecting life histories to better understand the processes of national and international migration, changing gender and ethnic identities, social mobility and other family dynamics. She is also involved in making a documentary by visual anthropologist Sharis Coppens about the Peruvian rockband Uchpa. See and . www.chichafilms.nl www.chichafilms.nl/in-ontwikkeling/

  • ERLACS | CEDLA Latin American Studies | 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

  • Research | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    CEDLA Research Programme Reshaping Society and the Commons in Latin America ​ Latin America entered the twenty-first century with new hopes for change. However, following a period of bonanza, the region is now facing a new wave of economic, social and political crises. Growth, poverty reduction, social inclusion and consolidation of democratic institutions have given way to economic recession, social dissatisfaction, dismantling of social policies and intensifying conflicts. Although such a cyclical trend is not new in the region’s history, a new context of closely interconnected local, national and global developments is leading to a variety of societal consequences. Recent trends aggravate problems of inequality, insecurity, corruption and unsustainability; yet some groups within Latin America’s societies have experienced positive transformations ranging from empowerment and recognition, to a new presence in the public space and the development of different forms of cultural and political expressions. As on the use of natural and cultural resources has shown, such diverse, complex and contradictory changes lead to hybrid outcomes. CEDLA’s previous research programme CEDLA’s current research programme aims to produce new knowledge on the reshaping of Latin American society within the context of crisis and transformation. The region has long been disproportionately characterized by an unequal development that fuelled academic paradigms focused on dependency, inequality, informality and violence. However, this prevailing image of a region with failing states and fragmented societies has obscured powerful creative and constructive processes. In addition to structural elements, we are looking into the agency of new expressions, identities, initiatives, policies and daily realities on the ground that drive social interaction and innovation. This creativity is reshaping Latin American societies, not by ignoring the past but by dealing with and re-interpreting historical lessons and legacies. ​ Covering a large range of research activities (individual and with external partners), CEDLA’s researchers jointly analyse the dialectical relations between old and new forms of social organization through an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective. This endeavour is built on three analytical pillars. First, we look beyond standardized categories of actors (e.g. public sector, private sector and civil society), spaces (e.g. urban and rural), and processes (e.g. top-down and bottom-up) and engage in a constructivist perspective in order to better understand how identities and territories are reshaped in the region. Second, we focus on relevant experiments and experiences that have emerged since the 2000s, including political reforms, social learning, and cultural and territorial changes. Third, as the region has recently entered a phase of aggravated economic, social and political conditions, we conceptualize crisis both as a barrier and a driver of transformation. Problems, tensions and polarization may enhance (latent) conflicts and power relations as much as they can trigger new forms of resistance, adaptation and collaboration, according to the social, institutional and spatial context. ​ In these new research activities, CEDLA researchers aim to balance out macro-level scholarly attention for changes, actions, discourses and images with empirical evidence of the many micro-level dynamics stemming from everyday life practices, initiatives, struggles and resistances through which citizens employ their agency, individually or collectively. Studies on both levels and from various countries constitute building blocks for observing the multiple forms of societal change in Latin America. Empirical and theoretical contributions are made to two particular interrelated domains of inquiry: the reshaping of identities and the reshaping of territories. Both domains cross geographic and cultural divides by combining tangible and intangible resources. ​ While this research programme is based on multiple theoretical perspectives that have traditionally been used and developed by CEDLA researchers, the commons approach also plays an important role as a connecting analytical device in understanding a range of processes, actors and contexts. In addition to their importance in the region’s history and imaginary, the concepts of territory and identity will be used to apply the plural perspective of the commons to Latin America. In this way, our research programme facilitates the comprehension of processes that are reshaping Latin American society today, and at the same time, engages with key social science and humanities approaches to the region’s particular trajectory of development. In all, it aims to critically engage with various recent lines of the commons research, exploring synergistic analytical power by the combination of plural perspectives. ​ Full CEDLA Research Programme 2017-2022 ‘Reshaping Society and the Commons in Latin America’ Summary and results of CEDLA Research Programme 2009-2016 ‘Natural and Cultural Resource Use in Contemporary Latin America’ CEDLA Researchers Current PhD candidates at CEDLA CEDLA fellows “Xela Stories of Transformation” ​ For the first time in CEDLA’s history, seven of its researchers conducted fieldwork together. This blog reflects this collective endeavour to explore recent social transformations in the Guatemalan city of Xela (also known as Quetzaltenango) and its immediate (peri-urban) vicinity. Using the notions of ‘commons’ and ‘commoning’ as point of departure, the project seeks to understand processes of commoning that shape patterns of access, resource use and reproduction.

  • CEDLA Events: la filantropía de base liderada por mujeres 110920 | CEDLA

    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

  • Christien Klaufus | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Latin American Studies.jpg CEDLA Researchers Dr Christien Klaufus Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: URBAN STUDIES, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Christien Klaufus joined CEDLA in April 2008 as Assistant Professor of Human Geography. She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1993 and in Cultural Anthropology (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam in 1999. In 2006 she received her PhD in Anthropology at Utrecht University. From 1999 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2008 she worked as a researcher at OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies at Delft University of Technology, where she studied self-provided housing in The Netherlands. RESEARCH INTEREST Christien’s research addresses two themes that are broadly related to what UN-Habitat calls the new urban transition in Latin America. The first research line focuses on the drivers of urbanization in intermediate cities. Processes of peri-urbanization are analyzed within the context of transnational migration and remittance spending to understand how planned urban growth and urbanization-from-below contribute to the development of medium-sized cities. The project speaks to two strands of literature: 1) the role of architecture as a catalyst of social and cultural change; 2) the debates on the densification of peri-urban areas in the context of local planning capacities. Research has been conducted so far in Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador. The second line of research encompasses the sustainability agenda’s effects on urban deathscapes. Latin American urban deathscapes are undergoing changes to increase the efficiency of scarce urban land; to meet norms for cleaner, healthier environments; and to develop decent and affordable dead-disposal for vulnerable groups. Considering that urban deathscapes are micro-cosmoses of larger urban societies, this project explores both urban policies and everyday practices and connects to a variety of debates on place-making, heritage conservation, gentrification, social inequality, urban violence, the power of the death industry, and environmental sustainability. The project started with case studies in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia and is bound to include other Latin American metropolises in the near future. Societies worldwide are urbanizing at high speed. In 2050 almost 70 percent of the world population is projected to be urban. Advancing the planning of sustainable urban land use is an urgent theme. Infrastructure has to be provided to 6.4 billion people. This means that water, electricity and sewage systems will have to be improved and smarter mass transport systems to be developed. One of the basic human necessities not explicitly addressed in urban theories and policy prospects is the need for sufficient dignified spaces for dead disposal and commemoration, in other words ‘deathscapes’. The right to a dignified final destination is a basic human right. Yet, as part of the urban infrastructure, deathscapes tend to be developed rather haphazardly. Two tendencies increase the need for more knowledge on urban deathscapes, and hence, for an integrated field of deathscape studies: first, the demographic transition underway in several regions that will result in an aging population; and second, the intention formulated in the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, specifically in Goal 11 to build more compact and high-density cities. Higher population densities in cities urge us to find more space-efficient solutions for dead disposal too. In practice, this will arguably result in an increasing separation between disposal spaces and commemoration spaces. As one of the most urbanized regions in the world, Latin America figures prominently in the urban studies literature. In order to be better prepared for rapid urbanization processes taking place in other regions of the Global South, Latin American models are often used to exemplify desired and undesired policy outcomes. However, information about the development and transformation of urban deathscapes in Latin America is remarkably scarce, especially in comparison to the large amount of studies that have addressed deathscapes in Asian cities (e.g. Kong, 2012; Tan and Yeoh, 2002; Teather et al., 2001; Tremlett, 2007). This interdisciplinary program aims to provide a grounded understanding of the ways in which deathscapes in cities have been developed in the recent past as part of urban space and society, and the ways in which they would need to be developed to safeguard socially and environmentally sustainable urban futures. The program considers the urban deathscape to be a relevant locus for research on cities and, vice versa, it posits that the future of cities depends in part on the question how the ‘cities of the living’ find new forms of co-existence with the ‘cities of the dead’; how deathscapes can potentially be or become formative sites of conviviality for the city at large. Planning and governing deathscapes in high-density urban areas touches upon a myriad of pressing themes that are integrally addressed in this project. ​ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2020 Klaufus, C. (2020). Safeguarding the House of the Dead: Configurations of Risk and Protection in the Urban Cemetery. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12890 ​ del Castillo, M. L., & Klaufus, C. (2020). Rent-seeking middle classes and the short-term rental business in inner-city Lima. Urban Studies, 57(12), 2547-2563. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019881351 ​ 2019 ​ van Noorloos, F., Klaufus, C., & Steel, G. (2019). 'Land in urban debates: Unpacking the grab-development dichotomy'. Urban Studies, 56(5), 855-867. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098018789019 ​ Klaufus, C. (2019) 'Superstar-Saints and Wandering Souls: The Cemetery as a Cultural Hotspot in Latin American Cities'. In H. Selin, and R.M. Rakoff (Eds.), Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures (pp. 275-294). (Science across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science; Vol. 9). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18826-9_17 ​ 2018 ​ Klaufus, C. (2018) ‘Colombian deathscapes: Social practices and policy responses’, Journal of Urban Affairs 40(2): 209-225. ​ 2017 ​ Klaufus, C (2017) ‘Cemetery modernization and the common good in Bogotá’, Bulletin of Latin American Research 37(2): 206-221. Steel, G., F. van Noorloos & C. Klaufus (2017) ‘The urban land debate in the global South: new avenues for research’, Geoforum 83: 133-141. Klaufus, C., P. van Lindert, F. van Noorloos & G. Steel (2017) ‘All-inclusiveness versus exclusion: urban project development in Latin America and Africa’, Sustainability 9(11), 2038; doi:10.3390/su9112038 (open access). Klaufus, C. (2017) ‘Informal house design in the 21st century: cholo and remittances architecture’. In: F. Hernández and A. Becerra (Eds), Marginal Urbanisms: Informal and Formal Development in Cities of Latin America, pp. 82-101. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS DONE Death Research in the Netherlands UvA Centre for Urban Studies PROJECT MEMBERSHIPS NVT PODCAST AVAILABLE ​ Deathscapes in Latin American Metropolises How do increasingly cramped and overcrowded megacities, such as those in Latin America house the dead in their midst? And how do citizens use urban space to commemorate dead people? These and other questions guide Christien Klaufus’ research project Deathscapes in Latin American Metropolises discussed in this interview. ​

  • Publications | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Editorial – ERLACS European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies s CLAS Book s Cuaderno CEDLA Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal – that is published twice a year, in print and online. Scholars from all across the globe contribute articles to ERLACS that reflect substantial empirical research and/or innovative theoretical contributions with respect to major scholarly debates. ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe In association with Berghahn Books, CEDLA also published the book series CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS), which consists of monographs and edited volumes. ​ 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.

  • Library | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Biblioteca The CEDLA Library is currently closed for visitors, until further notice. However, it is possible to borrow books. You can request them through the UvA Catalogue and pick them up at several UvA libraries. You can contact us via email: library@cedla.nl The whole CEDLA collection can be searched through the UvA Catalogue Read our blog for students and researchers interested in the CEDLA Library The CEDLA Library has its own classification system Library Membership The CEDLA Library ​ The Library has an extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America. The collection consists of books, journals, CD-ROMs, microfiches and microfilms. ​ The CEDLA Library is open to everyone for consultation of the collection. To borrow books you must have a library card. For UvA and HvA students the student ID card is also their library card. For UvA and HvA staff the staff ID card is also their library card. If you are not affiliated to the UvA or HvA but wish to borrow publications from the Library, provided you have: you may request a library card online ​ a permanent address in the Netherlands for at least 3 months a valid ID You will be notified by email when your Library card is ready. In general, it will take two working days. Students of Dutch universities have to pick up the card at the UB Singel (Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam). The library card is free to students of Dutch universities, the Open University and the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, on showing a valid student ID card, proof of enrolment for the current academic year and a valid ID. ​ The library card is free to staff of Dutch universities, the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the Royal Library (KB) and the Higher Art Education in Amsterdam on showing a recent pay slip and a valid ID. UvA alumni are also entitled to a free library card, on showing their membership card of the Amsterdamse Universiteits-Vereniging (AUV) and a valid ID. If you are not eligible for a free library card, the cost will be € 35, and you can pay online via iDeal. ​ If you wish to borrow from different libraries in Amsterdam, it may be advantageous to buy an card for €45 per year. If you are a member of another Dutch library and are interested in a publication from the UvA collections, you may submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request at your own library to have the publication sent to that library. For information about the cost involved, please inquire at your own library. AdamNet ​ ​

  • NL SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2020 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 bij afsluiting overgemaakt na goedkeuring van een eindverslag. Jaarlijks stelt het SvB-dJ Fonds minimaal vier onderzoeksbeurzen beschikbaar van elk maximaal € 10.000 euro. ​ 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. ​ / ENGLISH CASTELLANO AANVRAGEN ​ Aanvragen kunnen worden geschreven in het Nederlands, Engels of het Spaans en dienen te bestaan uit de volgende elementen: 1. Een omschrijving van het onderzoek, inclusief planning en begroting waarin wordt aangegeven voor welk deel en voor welk specifiek doel een eventueel toegekende beurs zal worden besteed (max. 2000 woorden) 2. Een kort Curriculum Vitae 3. Een aanbevelingsbrief van de beoogde begeleider van het onderzoek Van de met de beurzen geaccrediteerde onderzoekers wordt verwacht dat ze de resultaten van hun onderzoek kenbaar maken aan het CEDLA, zij het door deelname aan een conferentie of het indienen van de publicatie van hun onderzoek. Het is verplicht bij publicaties voortkomend uit het onderzoek melding te maken van de beurs. De deadline voor de aanvragen is 25 april 2020. Aanvragen dienen te worden gestuurd naar: , onder vermelding van "Slicher van Bath de Jong Fonds". Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met ons via of +31 20 525 3498 secretariat@cedla.nl secretariat@cedla.nl PUBLICATIES ​ ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS - - - - - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 - 2016 2017

  • Slicher van Bath de Jong Fonds | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Slicher van Bath de Jong 2020 for the advancement of study and research on the history of Latin America Due to the corona pandemic we have noticed that travel restrictions have made it difficult for candidates to peruse their research. Because of this we have decided to postpone the deadline of the Slicher van Bath de Jong scholarship 2021. A new round of applications will start either in the second half of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022. Any update will be posted on this page. ​ ​ 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 were born and reside 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. / NEDERLANDS CASTELLANO AANVRAGEN ​ 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, either by taking part in a conference, or by submitting a publication of their research. All publications as a result of this research shall acknowledge this scholarship. ​ PUBLICATIONS SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS - - - - - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 - 2016 2017