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  • The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s

    CEDLA Events 2020 DEC 4 The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s Paulo Drinot, UCL Institute of the America 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. The Sexual Question charts this cyclic process of regulation and abolition in Peru, uncovering the ideas, policies, and actors shaping the debates on prostitution in Lima and beyond. The history of prostitution, Paulo Drinot shows, sheds light on the interplay of gender and sexuality, medicine and public health, and nation-building and state formation in Peru. With its compelling historical lens, this landmark study offers readers an engaging narrative, and new perspectives on Latin American studies, social policy, and Peruvian history. This lecture took place on 4 December 2020 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. The Sexual Question A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s Part of Cambridge Latin American Studies Paulo Drinot, University College London March 2020 ISBN: 9781108717281 ​ + INFO ​ ​

  • Annelou Ypeij | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    15861321254_e3b2256d14_o.jpg CEDLA Fellow Dr Annelou Ypeij Annelou Ypeij is a feminist anthropologist and Peru is her regional expertise. She has an extensive fieldwork experience, both in Peru and the Netherlands where she worked earlier in her career. Her research themes are social inequalities at the crossroads of gender, poverty/social mobility and ethnicity. She currently works on constructions of motherhood in the context of the Peruvian family planning program (1996-2000) and the forced sterilizations that were the result of it. Also, she studies tourism development in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region known as the Sacred Valley, for which she studies local initiatives and communities. When the pandemic permits it, she intends to travel to Pisac to continue with her fieldwork on the rise of spiritual tourism. ​ She was a Cedla staff member between 2003-2020. Since her retirement of August 1, 2020, she is a Cedla fellow. She is an active member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. RESEARCH THEME: ANTHROPOLOGY ​ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2021 ​ Ypeij, A., Schutjens, V., Nijenhuis, G. and Zijderveld, E. (2021). Reflective Interventions, Enhancing Students Learning from Intercultural experiences Abroad. In: Erin A. Miculec, Samantja Potempa and Kara Pike Inman (eds.) Education Abroad: Learning Environments in a Global Context. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 2016 ​ Ypeij, A., Frerks, G. and König, R. (eds.). Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices. New York & London: Routledge. ​ 2012 ​ Ypeij, A. (2012). At the Intersection of Gender and Ethnic Identities in the Cusco-Machu Picchu Region in Peru: Sacámefotos, Tour Guides and Women Weavers. Special issue, Latin American Perspectives, 30(6): 17-35. Ypeij, A. and Wilson, T. (eds.). Tourism, Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality. Special issue, Latin American Perspectives, 30(60): 1-115. ​ 2009 ​ Ypeij, A. (2009). Single Motherhood and Poverty. The Case of the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Aksant. ​ Ypeij, A. and Baud, M. (eds.).Cultural Tourism in Latin America. The Politics of Space and Imagery. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2007 ​ Ypeij, A. & Zorn, E. (2007). Taquile: A Peruvian Tourist Island Struggling for Control. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 82(April): 119-128. Ypeij, A. & Vargas Lundius, R. (2007). Polishing the Stone: A Journey through the Promotion of Gender Equality in Developments Projects. Rome: IFAD, Amsterdam: CEDLA. 2006 ​ Ypeij, A. (2006). Produciendo contra la pobreza: la microempresa vista desde el género. Lima: IEP. Ypeij, A. & Zoomers, A. (2006). La ruta Andina. Turismo y desarrollo sostenible en Perú y Bolivia. Quito: Abya Yala, Cuzco: CBC, Amsterdam: Cedla, Lima: IEP.

  • 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.

  • Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika | CEDLA

    CEDLA Events 2020 JUNE 4 Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika: Implicaties voor onze relatie met de regio Organisatie door NIMD, CEDLA, Impunity Watch, CNV internationaal De COVID-19 pandemie laat geen land bespaard en veroorzaakt ook een diepe crisis in Latijns-Amerika. De behaalde vooruitgang op het terrein van armoedebestrijding, rechten van vrouwen, arbeiders en inheemse groepen, milieubescherming en verantwoord ondernemerschap dreigen verloren te gaan. Bovendien maakt de coronacrisis pijnlijk zichtbaar dat zogenaamde ‘oude’ problemen nog heel actueel zijn. De Nederlandse overheid, het bedrijfsleven en maatschappelijke organisaties hebben juist ingezet op ondersteuning van de vooruitgang die Latijns-Amerika doormaakte. Dit roept belangrijke vragen op: hoe bedreigen corona en andere crises de ontwikkeling van Latijns-Amerika? Wat is er nodig om deze neerwaartse trend te keren? En wat betekent de coronacrisis voor de Nederlandse relatie met de regio? #LatijnsAmerikaDebat Sprekers: o.a. Achraf Bouali, tweede kamerlid D66; Barbara Hogenboom, directeur CEDLA; Marit Maij, directeur CNV Internationaal; Joost de Vries, correspondent Volkskrant Latijns-Amerika; Marijke Zewuster, hoofd Emerging Markets & Commodity Research ABN AMRO.

  • Event: Fifty public standpipes Barranquilla, Colombia | CEDLA

    CEDLA Events 2020 SEPT 25 Fifty public standpipes: Politicians, local elections, and struggles for water in Barranquilla, Colombia Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education ​ Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the Barranquilla World Bank Project aimed to expand water supply to the southwestern sector of the city, populated mainly by low-income communities. Anticipating the duration of the works, the project included a short-term solution: it would install fifty public standpipes during the first months of implementation. 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. It evidences the messiness of electoral politics and the complexity of political parties (their competing interests, and the fact that these changed over time). This is of interest as it focuses on electoral politics, a subject rarely touched by the political ecology literature, where water policies’ implementation is frequently portrayed as a process of imposition of a set of measures by an essentially uniform group of political/economic elites. Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero argues that, throughout the project, different and heterogenous governments, regulatory agencies, political parties, electoral movements, unions, and business groups, engaged in confrontations and negotiations about different imaginations of the city.

  • PhD Candidates | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    14192564866_3f46b516c7_o.jpg Current PhD Candidates Irene Arends Youth Practices and Social Media in Chile: An Ethnography of Young People`s Gender Negotiations in Everyday Digital (Sexual) Peer Cultures Cristina Bastidas Redin Bolivia and Ecuador: A Comparison of Ten Years of Democratic Revolution Youth appropriation of Latin American urban public spaces through a commoning lens Irene van den Bogaardt Mirtha Lorena del Castillo Human geography and urban studies Bibiana Duarte Abadia Hydrosocial Imaginaries, Territorial Transformations and Water Justice Struggles in Colombia and Spain Barbara Haenen ​ Nation-building on the periphery: state and church in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon Luisa Gonzalez Valencia ​ Colombian Popular Cinemas ​ Geraldine Lamadrid Guerrero ​ The Relief Zone: Theatre Based Research in the Political Violence Context of Veracruz Hannah Porada ​ Water/mining paradigms and the politics of naturalizing water overabundance: a comparative study of extractive industries’ political-material construction of flooding and drainage problems in Guatemala and the Netherlands Lieke Prins ​ Creative Hangouts in Urban Spaces: Unravelling and creating socially and politically driven street art in Colombia ​ Esteban Christian Ramirez Hincapie ​ No story, no camera Confianza and citizen communication in the Colombian Amazonian foothills Tatiana Roa Avendaño The path from resistance towards alternatives to development. Three Colombian experiences Gabriela Russo Lopes Agency in the Amazonian Forest Governance Laura Ximena Triana Gallego ​ From Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to Bogotá: Cultural agency and political achievements from indigenous communities in visual narratives Carolina Valladares Pasquel ​ The politics of ideas for leaving fossil fuels underground. The cases of Ecuador and The Netherlands

  • 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

  • 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 .

  • Kees Koonings | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    16716135951_58d933c8aa_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Prof. dr. Kees Koonings RESEARCH THEME: BRAZILIAN STUDIES Kees Koonings (1957) is (part time) Professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Amsterdam and member of the CEDLA teaching and research staff. He graduated in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at Utrecht University in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1994. He is also an Associate Professor in Development Studies and Latin American Studies in the department of Anthropology at Utrecht University. RESEARCH INTEREST His research on Brazil has included work on regional economic and social development in Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia, urban politics and participatory governance in Porto Alegre, the military and democratic transition, and - currently - urban violence and insecurity in Rio de Janeiro. He is also researching the armed conflict and peace process in Colombia. Additionally, his research interests include poverty and social exclusion, ethnicity, and the political economy of development in Brazil and Latin America.

  • Arij Ouweneel | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Image by Steven Mason CEDLA Researchers Dr Arij Ouweneel Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: (PUBLIC) HISTORY, CULTURAL COGNITIVE STUDIES Arij Ouweneel is Associate Professor at CEDLA and was Special Professor of Historical Anthropology of the Amerindian Peoples at the Universiteit Utrecht from 1999 to 2004. He graduated cum laude in Social-Economic History at the Universiteit Leiden in 1983 and received his PhD cum laude in Social-Economic History at the same university in 1989. Over the past decade he changed from colonial history to contemporary public history and the cognitive cultural studies (psychology of art). RESEARCH INTEREST Ouweneel’s current field of study is public history. This field studies the representation of history in the public sphere. One line of inquiry in this field regards film makers, painters, or cartoonists as public historians in their own right. This is the line that stands central in Ouweneel’s current research, analyzing source material from Spain, Germany, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. Theoretically, he tries to amend this work on public histories with insights from the cognitive sciences, especially the applied psychology of art. The essence of this is that in large measure information processing is mediated by learned or innate mental structures that organize related pieces of our knowledge. Because a narrative cultural memory is a specific cognitive schema, its parameters and elements can be identified analyzing artifacts. A specific focus of Ouweneel's investigations is on Amerindian history. He started his career writing about the self-confident position of Amerindians in Bourbon Mexico (Shadows over Anáhuac, The Flight of the Shepherd), but changed over the past decades to the history of the present (Terug naar Macondo, Freudian Fadeout, Resilient Memories). Recently he finished a manuscript on Frida Kahlo and the Intervening Agent, in Dutch and soon also in English. ​ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2018 Ouweneel, A. (2018). Resilient Memories: Amerindian Cognitive Schemas in Latin American Art. (Cognitive Approaches to Culture). Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press. Ouweneel, A. (2018). Contemporary Amerindian imaginaries and the challenge of intersectional analysis. In F. L. Aldama (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture (pp. 263-272). (Routledge Companions to Gender). London: Routledge. Ouweneel, A. (Accepted/In press). Outsmarting the Lords of Death: An Amerindian Cognitive Script in Comics. In F. L. Aldama (Ed.), Graphing TransIndigenous Comic Books Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2015 Ouweneel, A. (2015). One Block at a Time: Performing the Neighbourhood. In C. Klaufus, & A. Ouweneel (Eds.), Housing and Belonging in Latin America (pp. 294-319). New York: Berghahn. 2012 Ouweneel, A. (2012). Freudian Fadeout: The Failings of Psychoanalysis in Film Criticism. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. Ouweneel, A. (2012). Us and Them: Researching Deep Roots of Andean Culture. In A. Ouweneel (Ed.), Andeans and their use of cultural resources: Space, gender, rights & identity (pp. 107-129). (Cuadernos del CEDLA; Vol. 25). Amsterdam: CEDLA. 2005 Ouweneel, A. (2005). The Flight of the Shepherd: Microhistory and the Psychology of Cultural Resilience in Bourbon Central Mexico. (CEDLA Latin America Studies; Vol. 93). Amsterdam: Aksant. 2004 Ouweneel, A. (2004). El debate Villalobos: Amerindios en McWorld. In Cruzando fronteras: reflexiones sobre la relevancia de fronteras históricas, simbólicas y casi desaparecidas en América Latina (pp. 147-181). Quito: Abya Yala. 2003 Ouweneel, A. (2003). The 'Collapse' of the Peruvian Ayllu. In T. Salman, & A. Zoomers (Eds.), Imaging the Andes: shifting margins of a marginal world (pp. 81-98). (CEDLA Latin America studies; Vol. 91). Amsterdam: Aksant. 2000 Ouweneel, A. (2000). El gobernador de indios, el repartimiento de comercios y la caja de comunidad en los pueblos de indios del México central (siglo xviii). In M. Menegus (Ed.), El repartimiento forzoso de mercancías en México, Perú y Filipinas (pp. 65-88). Mexico DF: CEU UNAM. Ouweneel, A. (2000). Representing the Core of Maya culture. In P. van Dijck, & E. al. (Eds.), Fronteras: Towards a Borderless Latin America (pp. 275-291). (CEDLA Latin America studies; Vol. 87). Amsterdam: CEDLA, University of Amsterdam.

  • 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. ​ 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. ​ 2019 ​ van Noorloos, F., Klaufus, C., & Steel, G. (2019). 'Land in urban debates: Unpacking the grab-development dichotomy'. Urban Studies, 56(5), 855-867. ​ 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. ​ 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. ​

  • RIVERHOOD. Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements

    New CEDLA - UvA Projects We are happy to announce that the ERC Consolidator Grant proposal of Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens (CEDLA - UvA) has been accepted by EU Horizon 2020 “RIVERHOOD. Living Rivers and the New Water Justice Movements: From Dominating Waterscapes to the Rights of Nature” It is a 5-years project that will study ‘riverhood’ and ‘translocal water justice movements’ in Europe and Latin America. This project will be coordinated from the Wageningen University (WUR) with an strong bridge to CEDLA-UvA. The proposal counted also with invaluable inputs from many of the CEDLA's research team. We are specially glad because the proposal’s evaluation was graded as ‘excellent’ and ‘exceptional’. The project will start in Spring 2021. The project includes 4 fully financed PhDs and the means to develop, among other activities, ‘environmental justice labs’ in The Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador and Colombia, with a large number of grassroots, academic and policy-making partners. The total grant is 2 million euros. ABSTRACT: “RIVERHOOD will study, conceptualize and support evolving water justice movements that struggle for enlivening rivers. Notwithstanding rivers’ fundamental importance for social and natural well-being, around the world, mega-damming, pollution, and multiple forms of domesticating are putting riverine systems under great stress. Expert ontologies and epistemologies have become cornerstones of powerful hydraulic-bureaucratic administrations (‘hydrocracies’). Recently, worldwide, a large variety of ‘new water justice movements’ (NWJMs) have proliferated. These are transdisciplinary, multi-actor and multi-scalar coalitions. They deploy alternative river-society ontologies and practices, challenging hydrocracies’ paradigms to foster environmental justice. They translate global notions into local ones and vice versa. New, exciting strategies include, among others, New Water Culture and Rights of Nature notions. European NWJMs co-learn with peers in Ecuador and Colombia were rivers are legal and political subjects. NWJMs hold immense potential for contributing to a radically new, equitable and nature-rooted water governance, but are undertheorized, largely unnoticed by natural and social sciences, and excluded from policy-making. Science and policies lack approaches to engage with rivers as arenas of co-production among humans and nature. RIVERHOOD will develop a new analytical framework to study NWJMs and ‘riverhoods’. Through 4 cross-cultural PhD studies, 8 cases in Ecuador, Colombia, Spain and the Netherlands are investigated. At each site ‘Environmental Justice Labs’ will be organized: a novel approach to comprehend pluriversal water worlds and foster knowledge co-creation and democratization.” holding a part-time special chair with CEDLA and the University of Amsterdam (Fac. Social and Behavioral Sciences FMG/GPIO and Fac. Humanities). He also works as Professor Water Governance and Social Justice at Wageningen University (Environmental Sciences Group, Water Resources Management), and is Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Peru and the Central University of Ecuador. He directs the international Justicia Hídrica /Water Justice alliance, engaged with comparative research and training on water accumulation, conflict and civil society action. Rutgerd Boelens is Professor 'Political Ecology of Water in Latin America'

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  • 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.

  • 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 Postdoctoral Researcher 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.

  • 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 PUBLICATIES ​ ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS - - - - - 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 - 2016 2017

  • Barbara Hogenboom | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    13417706865_3b8da58ba0_o.jpg CEDLA Researchers Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom Director of CEDLA RESEARCH THEME: POLITICAL SCIENCE Barbara Hogenboom is Director of CEDLA and Professor of Latin American Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam (UvA). She is managing editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS). She coordinates the international SDG research project LFFU: ‘Leave fossil fuels underground for sustainable and inclusive development: Co-creating alternative pathways in Africa and Latin America’ (2018-2021). Previously, she coordinated a consortium of ten European and Latin American universities for the EU-FP7 project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin American and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use’ (ENGOV, 2011-2015). RESEARCH INTEREST Barbara Hogenboom’s field of study is the politics and governance of development and environment, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research focuses on the clashing values and interests at play in connection with the use of natural resources in Latin America. She studies the interactions between the public sector, the private sector and social movements from the perspective of the international political economy. These interactions are cross-scale in nature: global and regional changes exert influence on national and local processes, and vice versa. Barbara Hogenboom conducts research into current developments in Latin America in the context of various international projects: the impact of growing Chinese interests in the oil sector and mining industry, as well as the increasing local resistance to large-scale extraction projects. 14/06/19 Inaugural lecture of Prof Dr Barbara Hogenboom Latin America’s vast reserves of minerals (metals, oil, coal and gas) have often proven to be a curse instead of a blessing for its development. The region’s mineral wealth has generated international dependency relationships, economic instability, elite capture, social inequality and ecological destruction. Have recent economic and political shifts changed these patterns? What is the role of minerals in Latin American imaginary and society? And what can we learn from new bottom-up initiatives to escape the mineral resource curse and protect nature and communities? Barbara Hogenboom discusses pro’s and cons of the rise of China and of the phase of new left dominance in the region. These trends coincided not only with the global commodity boom but also with a region-wide protest boom against environmental injustices of mining and oil drilling, and with a deepened dependency on minerals. In order to better understand contemporary resource dependency, she proposes to look beyond economic and political dimensions, and to study social and cultural attitudes towards mineral wealth in Latin America, such as deeply engrained ideas and collective imaginaries. Through new research and co-creation projects, her aim is to study and support Latin American initiatives for alternative approaches to living with minerals, such as leaving fossil fuels underground and granting more rights to citizens and even to nature. Please find here the : lecture online

  • Michiel Baud | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Captura de pantalla 2018-08-06 a les 10. CEDLA Researchers Prof Dr Michiel Baud Director of CEDLA (from April 2000 - January 2018) RESEARCH THEME: HISTORY Michiel Baud is Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Groningen in 1982 and received his Ph.D. cum laude in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1991. From 1995 to 2000 he was Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden. RESEARCH INTEREST His Ph.D research was carried out in the Dominican Republic, where he studied the social history of a tobacco producing peasantry in the northern part of the country. In doing so he combined traditional historical documentary research with anthropological fieldwork techniques. After finishing his Ph.D he did research in southern Ecuador and North-Eastern Brazil. His current research interests are indigenista ideologies and their influence on present-day academic interpretations of the Andes, the role of ethnic movements in Latin American politics, the social history of Latin American borders, the analysis of Latin American modernity and the construction of collective memories in present-day Latin America.

  • Fabio de Castro | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    Captura de Pantalla 2019-10-13 a les 20. CEDLA Researchers Dr Fabio de Castro Assistant Professor RESEARCH THEME: BRAZILIAN STUDIES & HUMAN ECOLOGY Fábio de Castro is Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies. He is an environmental anthropologist with MSc in Ecology in 1992 (State University of Campinas, Brazil) and PhD in Environmental Science/Anthropology in 2000 (Indiana University, USA). Fabio has research experience with academic, non-governmental and governmental organizations in Brazil and in the United States. He is a collaborating researcher at the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (Indiana University, USA), and at the Center for Maritime Research (MARE), University of Amsterdam). Fábio is interested in the socio-ecological processes shaping patterns of resource use and management. His research focuses on local governance of natural resource and the dilemma between conservation and development goals at local and broader scales. His interdisciplinary background is reflected in his theoretical and methodological approach, combining ethnographic, historical, socioeconomic, institutional and ecological data to understand how patterns of resource use are shaped and transformed. Fabio is particularly interested in the connections between processes across socio-ecological scales, and how partnerships between users, government and private sectors influence resource conservation. RESEARCH INTEREST Fábio de Castro has conducted research in many different sites in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest in Brazil. He is currently working on two main projects: 1) Political ecology of the implementation of agro-extractive reserves in the Amazonian floodplain a. Institutional arrangement of co-management systems b. Participatory and collaborative process c. Social and ecological performance of the reserves 2) Socio-ecological dimension of the biodiesel program in Brazil a. Institutional framework of the biodiesel program b. Social relations between farmers, biodiesel producers and the governmental agencies c. Economic and social performance of the feedstock production (oil seeds) by small farmers 3) Territorial governance of protected areas in Brazil a. Compilation of protected areas b. Institutional arrangement of different categories of protected areas c. Comparison with land governance for agrarian development

  • 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: 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 ​ ​

  • Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur | CEDLA

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

  • 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

  • Presentación Hallazgos de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia | CEDLA

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

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

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

  • How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State | CEDLA

    CEDLA Events 2020 mar 6 How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice Alan McPherson, Temple University * in collaboration with TNI ​ 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. Based on interviews from three continents, never-before-used documents, and recently declassified sources that conclude that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet himself ordered the hit and then covered it up, Alan McPherson offers the full story of one of the Cold War’s most consequential assassinations. The Letelier car bomb forever changed counterterrorism and democracy. It also pointed to the underlying, century-long struggle between fascism and human rights in Latin America. In his lecture, Alan McPherson presents key findings of his latest book: (2019). Ghosts of Sheridan Circle


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