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

    CEDLA Master Programme Latin American Studies APPLY NOW! An intensive and multidisciplinary programme: you will approach the dynamic field of Latin American Studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. A strong academic basis: the programme will equip you with the research skills and knowledge to conduct research and fieldwork in Latin America. A research-driven programme: by developing your own research plan and by undertaking two-and-a-half-month long fieldwork you will become an expert in a certain field, region or country. EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR EUROPEAN STUDENTS: 1 JUNE HIRING Management Assistent CEDLA Herken je je in het profiel en ben je geïnteresseerd in de functie, dan zien we je sollicitatie graag tegemoet. SOLLICITEER ATENTION! Upcoming CEDLA Closing Dates Thursday 26 May Friday 27 May Monday 6 June MLAS Master Latin American Studies In this video Dr. de Castro and the student Ricardo Díaz explain in 5 minutes how this Master is structured and what the unique aspects are. WATCH IT ERLACS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Open Access, scientific journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles in English and Spanish +INFO MINOR Start with our Minor Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand +INFO EVENTS CEDLAFilms on YouTube CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody +PAST EVENTS LIBRARY Specialized library on Latin America An extensive collection covering the social sciences, economy, human geography, history and culture of Latin America +INFO FONDS Onderzoek naar Latijns-Amerika Het bevorderen van onderzoek naar Latijns- Amerika in Nederland en het ondersteunen in brede zin van de doelstellingen van het CEDLA +INFO

  • CEDLA | About us | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Latin American Studies CEDLA Latin American Studies Out of gallery 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 internationally via academic education at BA, MA and PhD levels and via academic publications such as the open access journal ERLACS . 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 of Europe’s largest specialized collections of material on Latin America. The CEDLA institute is part of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam . We also have close ties with the UvA’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences as well as with Latin American Studies programmes and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. CEDLA’s research pertains to the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), which stimulates cross-Regional Studies collaboration. For detailed reports of CEDLA’s activities see our Annual Reports on the years 2017 , 2018, 2019 and 2020 . Academic Research 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. ​ 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 courses on Latin America within the field of Social Sciences and the Humanities, which can be taken individually or combined into a minor in Latin American Studies . The minor and individual courses are also open to students from other universities. In the multi-disciplinary Master's of Latin American Studies (MLAS), students spend two to three months in Latin America to do research for their thesis project. The MLAS is part of the Latin American Studies Programme (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). ​ Publications CEDLA hosts the academic peer-reviewed open access journal ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe – 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. 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 central catalogue of the University of Amsterdam. ​ 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 PhD-student forum for Research on Latin America, OLA , and work together closely with our colleagues in the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NALACS . Furthermore, CEDLA offers support to two scholarship programmes for young scholars in Latin American Studies: the Prince Bernard Scholarships and the Slicher van Bath-de Jong Fund . ​ Our Objectives 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. ​ 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 CANDIDATES 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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  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

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

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

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies Out of gallery Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) Extended Deadline for applications for EU Students: 1 June 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 2022. In case of a continued outbreak of the Coronavirus, we will take the necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the programme for all enrolled students. STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP). APPLY FOR A RESEARCH GRANT TO CARRY OUT YOUR RESEARCH IN BRAZIL Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the LINKAGES project coordinated by dr. Fabio de Castro, and apply for a research grant to carry out your research in Brazil. LINKAGES is an international research programme on value-chains of forest products grounded in local knowledge which can support sustainable, inclusive, and fair economies in the Brazilian Amazon. Your master thesis will include interaction with local communities, NGOs, and local business on sociobiodiversity products. APPLY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME IN COLOMBIA Students of the Master’s programme can participate in the RIVER COMMONS project coordinated by Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens, and apply for an exchange programme. This program includes a field trip to Colombia to engage with local communities, NGOs, spiritual and artistic groups. Your master thesis will form part of an inter-cultural River Commons project that will study and educate on innovative river commoning approaches and methodologies, translating Sustainable Development Goals from desk realities to practices that really make a difference in river-society commons. APPLY RESEARCH GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS ​ All students of the Master’s programme will be eligible for a research grant (1000 euros) to cover part of their fieldwork costs, but an additional scholarship may be available for those interested in joining one of the MLAS-affiliated research projects. With a small tuition fee of 3000 euros per year the Master’s programme provides a unique opportunity to have a Global North-South experience at a cost-effective way by training your academic skills in Amsterdam and applying them in Latin America!

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

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN APRIL 22 22 April 2022 Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy Paolo Boccagni, University of Trento How does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over time? In a historical period of unprecedented infrastructures for migrants' transnational connections, the risk exists to overstate migrants' engagement in their communities of origin, and neglect the gaps emerging in space and time between movers and stayers. As migrants realize upon return, the ‘normality’ of life in their hometowns is not fundamentally questioned by migration, unless after especially critical events. The ordinary ways to imagine, perceive and use ‘remittance houses’ are most revealing of these modes of differentiation and dissimilation. By revisiting my cumulative fieldwork between Ecuador and Europe, I argue for a less exceptionalistic understanding of migration, inspired by the changing views and practices of home among my participants. Across migrants’ communities of origin, remittances keep making a difference, when available. Migrant houses keep standing out in the surrounding built environment. However, in most other respects, everyday life ‘back home’ is more a matter of business-as-usual than most migration scholars may admit. Many keep dwelling there, some others here, but very few in the alluring, ambiguous, and ultimately ephemeral space of the here-and-there. Paolo Boccagni , University of Trento

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

    CEDLA Past Events 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 APRIL 22 Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy How does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over time? In a historical period of unprecedented infrastructures for migrants' transnational connections, the risk exists to overstate migrants' engagement in their communities of origin, and neglect the gaps emerging in space and time between movers and stayers. As migrants realize upon return, the ‘normality’ of life in their hometowns is not fundamentally questioned by migration, unless after especially critical events. +INFO APRIL 1 A Body of One’s Own: Trans Embodiment Technologies and Knowledge Production in Argentina Unlike other countries where gender affirmation surgery access was restricted but still allowed under certain conditions, Argentina has prohibited any treatment that affected reproductive organs since 1967. Different legal codes have penalised people dressed as the “opposite sex” since the 1930s. This criminalisation has threatened trans people’s right to existence and made gender affirmation practices clandestine, expensive and dangerous. +INFO FEB 11 Conocimientos indígenas. Repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia El cambio climático global y los posteriores procesos de mitigación y adaptación son temas que trascienden los contextos locales y requieren la interacción de diferentes conocimientos, ideas y prácticas. Sin embargo, las acciones globales contra el CC han estado sustentadas por un solo tipo de conocimiento. +INFO MARCH 11 Can social policy manipulation be avoided? Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico How does clientelism affect contemporary policymaking? To better understand and explain the relationship between clientelism and the quality of policy output in the case of Mexico, Saskia Ruth-Lovell analyses policy design and identifies ways to curb clientelism through the letter of the law. +INFO

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

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN APRIL 1 1 April 2022 ​ A Body of One’s Own: Trans Embodiment Technologies and Knowledge Production in Argentina Dr. Patricio Simonetto , University College London Discussant: Dr. Eliza Steinbock , author of Shimmering Images : Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change (Duke University Press, 2019) Unlike other countries where gender affirmation surgery access was restricted but still allowed under certain conditions, Argentina has prohibited any treatment that affected reproductive organs since 1967. Different legal codes have penalised people dressed as the “opposite sex” since the 1930s. This criminalisation has threatened trans people’s right to existence and made gender affirmation practices clandestine, expensive and dangerous. In this presentation, Dr. Patricio Simonetto analyses how male and female trans people challenged state restrictions by producing knowledge and homemade technologies to affirm their gender. He explores the history of a vast repertoire of medical and social practices, such as self-injected hormones or liquid industrial silicone. The presentation also explores how people have experimented with their bodies, performing them in living laboratories to affirm their gender beyond legal and medical control, and how this pushed them to precarious conditions. Finally, it addresses how activists have formulated an alternative body discourse that challenges the biotechnological promise of an alleged “correct body” as an undeniable trans future. ​

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

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN CEDLA Lecture Series February-May 2022 CEDLA event (in Dutch) 10 mei 15.30 uur Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia Plaats: CEDLA zaal 2.02 ​ 13 May 2022, 15:30-17:00 In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Gema Kloppe-Santamaria , Loyola University Chicago MEI 10 10 mei 2022, 15:30-17:00 CEDLA zaal 2.02 Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia De Pizarro’s is een fascinerende familiekroniek die de dramatische geschiedenis van een heel land vertelt. Door de ogen van drie generaties en via tientallen levendige verhalen ontrolt een eeuw Colombia zich op meeslepende wijze. Nergens komt de Colombiaanse geschiedenis zo samen als in de familie Pizarro. De vader is de opperbevelhebber van het leger en gelooft in de instituties. Zijn zoons en dochter worden guerrillero’s en prediken de revolutie. Tegen de achtergrond van de Koude Oorlog en de opkomst van de cocaïnehandel streven de Pizarro’s, elk op een eigen manier, naar een rechtvaardiger Colombia. Veredelde staatsgrepen in Bogotá, clandestiene trainingskampen op Cuba, collegebanken in Moskou: ze beleven het allemaal. Hun strijd kost twee van hen het leven en de revolutionaire droom kan geen einde maken aan de schrijnende ongelijkheid en het geweld. Eén ding blijft van generatie op generatie gelijk: het gevecht van de Pizarro’s voor een betere toekomst van hun land. MAY 13 13 May 2022, 15:30-17:00 at CEDLA ​ In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Gema Kloppe-Santamaria , Loyola University Chicago Discussant: Prof. Wil Pansters, Utrecht University What were the political and cultural drivers that contributed to shaping Catholics’ understanding of violence as a legitimate means to defend their religious practices and beliefs in post-revolutionary Mexico? In this talk, Dr. Gema Santamaria will focus on the 1930s-1950s, a period marked by the end of the Cristero War (1927-1929) - Mexico’s armed conflict over the religious question - and the so-called détente between the Mexican state and the Catholic Church. Despite the Church’s official rejection of the use of violence amongst the faithful, during this period Catholics continued to engage in belligerent and violent forms of religious militancy in the name of Christ and religious freedom. This, she argues, reflects the weight that non-canonical understandings of martyrdom, sacrifice, and redemptive violence had in Catholics’ exercise of religion. Catholics’ aggressive defence of religious symbols and places, together with their attacks against individuals perceived as “polluting” or “impious”, show that moral and symbolic considerations were deeply intertwined with uncompromising political ideologies and long-term intra-community conflicts. ​ ​

  • Grant | RIVER COMMONS | Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) University of Amsterdam

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

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

    Master Latin American Studies Master Latin American Studies Out of gallery Additional Information Form | Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS) NAME SURNAME DATE OF BIRTH EMAIL NATIONALITY What is the highest level of education you have completed so far or in what education are you currently enrolled? Is your previous highest academic degree a degree in the humanities or social sciences? In which academic discipline did you receive your previous highest degree? Thank you for submitting We will contact you soon SEND Interested in doing research on Latin American societies in an affordable way? Come to Amsterdam to develop your own project! The advanced Master's programme in Latin American Studies of the University of Amsterdam will prepare you to become a critical researcher, to elaborate socially and academically relevant research plans, and to conduct field research in this exciting region! Through an interdisciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines, you will learn about social transformations in the region, design your own project, and spend 2,5-months doing research in a Latin American country. Live in two exciting places and become a Latin America expert in just one year!

  • Grant | Research in Brazil | Master Latin American Studies Programme | University of Amsterdam

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

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

    Out of gallery Slicher van Bath de Jong Foundation for the advancement of study and research on the history of Latin America New call: We are now accepting applications for the Slicher van Bath de Jong scholarship 2022. Deadline: 29 April 2022 Professor Dr. B. H. Slicher van Bath, who died in 2004 and in life was a member of KNAW – The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and emeritus professor of the universities of Groningen, Leiden, Wageningen and Nijmegen, has bequeathed a legacy by testament to CEDLA in his name and that of his wife J.P. de Jong, who died 2009. The aim of the Fund is to advance the study and research on the history of Latin American from 1500 to 1930 by providing financial support for the historical research of scholars (preferably younger than 35 years of age). Those students eligible for this scholarship are studying history and are preparing for their PhD or have recently obtained an equivalent degree, and are verifiably working on further research. It is further required that they are linked to a university in either Europe or in Latin America. The term Latin America pertains to the region that covers the countries in the Americas where Spanish or Portuguese are the official languages. The scholarship is meant for research activities such as archival research or study in various libraries that is to be carried out in the year after the scholarship has been awarded. The recipient receives 75 per cent of the scholarship following acceptance of the award, and the remainder after a final report has been submitted and approved. Each year the Slicher van Bath de Jong Fund offers at least four research scholarships with a maximum of €10,000 each. ​ The selection of the scholarship winners will be decided upon by a Scientific Board, consisting of: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/University of Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Leiden University Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/Leiden University ​ ​ Biography of Professor Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath ​ Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath was born in 1910 and died in 2004. In 1941 he married Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher was educated as a historian and archaeologist in Groningen and Utrecht. In 1945 he received his doctorate cum laude in Amsterdam on Mensch en land in de middelleeuwen. Bijdrage tot een geschiedenis der nederzettingen in Oostelijk Nederland (Man and Land in the Middle Ages. A Contribution to the History of Settlements in Eastern Netherlands). He became Rijksarchivaris (head of the Public Record Office) in Overijssel soon after that. He took advantage of this position to do research on the history of the province. In 1957 he published Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel (A Society under Pressure. Agrarian History of Overijssel). He continued to work on the agrarian history of this province as well other areas of the Netherlands and Europe until 1970. In 1960 he published the authoritative De agrarische geschiedenis van West-Europa (500-1850) (The Agrarian History of Western Europe, A.D. 500-1850), which he had written at the request of the editors of the Cambridge Economic History of Europe. It was translated into English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese and brought him international recognition. He was professor of Economic History at the University of Groningen and Chair of Agrarian History at the University of Wageningen. A series of research programmes was launched on the social-economic history of agrarian regions in the Netherlands under his supervision at the Department of Agrarian History at Wageningen University. By 1950 Slicher had also developed an interest in the history of Latin America. In 1951 he began giving lectures in Wageningen on the history of the continent. His two-year position as guest professor at the University of Chicago finally gave him the chance to travel in Latin America. The European regional agrarian history that he had researched for so many years became less and less interesting to him. What he now wanted to do was to begin a research programme on Latin America. In 1972 he resigned, and 30 years of studying the agrarian history of Europe was ended. Two years later Slicher became the director of CEDLA, where he worked closely with the historian Adrian van Oss, who died young (1947-1984). This was the beginning of the next thirty years of scholarly research – much of which was carried out after he retired. In these productive years he published five lengthy books: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 [1979], and recently published in Spanish [2010]; Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) [1981]; Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) [1989]; Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 [1989]; and De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers [1998]. He was appointed Endowed Professor in the History of Latin America at Leiden University (1976-1981) and at the Catholic University of Nijmegen [now Radboud] in 1983 as the L.J. Rogier Chair in the History of Latin America. His collaboration with Van Oss had centred on an integral historiography of Latin America. The quantitative methodology he applied was very similar to the approach he had used in the previous decades for the agrarian history of Europe, but because the two researchers now aspired to write an integral or holistic historiography, a broader scope was covered that included culture, science, art, church and religion, government, and politics. His last book De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika (A reflection on Latin America’s past), on which he worked almost daily for eight years, concerns the an interpretation of the historiography of Latin America. NEDERLANDS / CASTELLANO APPLICATIONS ​ Applications may be written in Dutch, English or Spanish and should contain the following elements: 1. A description of your research, including the planning and budget; specify which part and for what exact aim the scholarship, if awarded, would be used (max 2000 words) 2. A short Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) 3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor of this research Researchers accredited with these scholarships are expected to present their research to CEDLA, by submitting one or more results of their research, preferably in the form of publications. All publications as a result of this scholarship shall acknowledge this scholarship’s support. The deadline to submit your applications is April 29, 2022. Requests should be sent to: secretariat@cedla.nl For more information contact secretariat@cedla.nl or call +31 20 525 3498 ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

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

    Out of gallery SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2022 ter bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika Deadline: 29 April 2022 De in 2004 overleden historicus Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, bij leven lid van de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen en oud-hoogleraar van de Rijksuniversiteiten Groningen en Leiden, van de Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen en de Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, heeft bij testament een legaat nagelaten aan het CEDLA dat mede de naam draagt van zijn in 2009 overleden echtgenote, J.P. de Jong. Het doel van het Fonds is de bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika van vijftienhonderd tot 1930, met name door het verlenen van financiële steun aan historisch onderzoek van jonge wetenschappers (bij voorkeur jonger dan 35 jaar). Als bursaal komen in aanmerking beoefenaren der historische wetenschap die zich voorbereiden op een doctorsgraad of recent een overeenkomstige graad hebben bereikt en aantoonbaar werken aan een vervolgonderzoek. Zij moeten in Europa of in Latijns-Amerika zijn geboren en gevestigd. ​ Onder Latijns-Amerika wordt verstaan het gebied omvattende de staten in Amerika waarin het Spaans of Portugees als officiële talen worden gebruikt. De beurs is bedoeld voor onderzoekswerk zoals archiefonderzoek of verblijf in bibliotheken dat in principe plaatsheeft in het jaar nadat de beurs is toegekend. Na toekenning volgt de uitkering van 75% van de beurs. Het restant wordt overgemaakt nadat CEDLA publicatie(s) heeft ontvangen die het resultaat zijn van de CEDLA-beurs en nadat het eindrapport is goedgekeurd door het bestuur van de Stichting Slicher van Bath-de Jong. ​ De selectie van beurswinnaars wordt bepaald door een wetenschappelijke raad bestaande uit: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/Universiteit van Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Universiteit Leiden Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/ Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ Biografie van Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath werd geboren in 1910 en overleed in 2004. Hij huwde in 1941 met Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher werd opgeleid als historicus en archeoloog in Groningen en Utrecht. Hij promoveerde in 1945 in Amsterdam cum laude op een onderwerp uit de rechtsgeschiedenis van Drente en werd niet lang daarna aangesteld als Rijksarchivaris in Overijssel. Hij gebruikte zijn aanstelling onder meer om onderzoek te doen naar de geschiedenis van deze provincie. Dit resulteerde in Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel (1957). Tot 1970 zou hij werken aan de plattelandsgeschiedenis van deze provincie en andere delen van Nederland en zelfs Europa. Vrucht hiervan was De agrarische geschiedenis van West- Europa (500-1850) (1960), indirect geschreven op verzoek van de redactie van de Cambridge Economic History of Europe — een boek dat werd vertaald in het Engels, Italiaans, Spaans, Portugees en Japans en hem zijn internationale reputatie bezorgde. Intussen was hij benoemd als hoogleraar in Groningen, een positie die hij al kort daarna ging combineren met een leerstoel in Wageningen. Onder zijn leiding werden aan de Afdeling Agrarische Geschiedenis een serie studies over de sociaal-economische geschiedenis van het platteland in delen van Nederland en elders op stapel gezet. Al in 1950 was bij Slicher de belangstelling voor de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika gewekt. Vanaf 1951 gaf hij in Wageningen colleges over de geschiedenis van het continent. Toen hij in 1967 voor twee jaar als gasthoogleraar verbonden was aan de University of Chicago was eindelijk de kans daar om door Latijns-Amerika te reizen. De regionale agrarische geschiedenis te Wageningen zag hij in toenemende mate als invuloefeningen die weinig meerwaarde opleverden. In feite wilde hij in die jaren definitief met dit onderzoek stoppen en een onderzoeksprogramma over Latijns-Amerika starten. Mede om die reden nam hij in 1972 ontslag — dertig jaar geschiedbeoefening in de agrarische geschiedenis van Europa waren voorbij. Twee jaar later werd Slicher directeur van het CEDLA waar hij nauw samenwerkte met de jong gestorven historicus Adriaan van Oss (1947-1984). Het was het begin van de volgende dertig jaar wetenschappelijk onderzoek — grotendeels na zijn pensionering uitgevoerd. In deze productieve jaren publiceerde hij vijf grote boeken: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 (1979, onlangs uitgekomen in het Spaans [2010]), Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) (1981), Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) (1989), Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 (1989), en De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers (1998). Hij werd benoemd tot bijzonder hoogleraar in de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika aan de Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (1976-1981) en aan de Katholieke Universiteit te Nijmegen (1983), op de L.J. Rogierleerstoel, eveneens met de leeropdracht Latijns-Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Het werk met Van Oss had in het teken gestaan van een integrale geschiedschrijving van Latijns-Amerika. De gevolgde kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden weken nauwelijks af van de aanpak die hij in de voorgaande decennia voor de geschiedenis van het Europese platteland had gebruikt, maar omdat de twee onderzoekers streefden naar integrale of holistische geschiedschrijving werd inhoudelijk een breder terrein bestreken dan voorheen, nu met inbegrip van cultuur, wetenschap, kunst, kerk en religie, bestuur en politiek. Zijn laatste boek, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, waaraan hij acht jaar vrijwel dagelijks werkte, gaat over de historiografie van de geschiedenis van Latijns-Amerika. ​ 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 29 april 2022. Aanvragen dienen te worden gestuurd naar: secretariat@cedla.nl , onder vermelding van "Slicher van Bath de Jong Fonds". Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met ons via secretariat@cedla.nl of +31 20 525 3498 SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017

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

    Out of gallery FUNDACIÓN SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG 2022 para la promoción del estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina Convocatoria de becas abierta: 29 de abril de 2022 fecha límite para presentar sus solicitudes 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 se transferirá después de que el CEDLA haya recibido la(s) publicación(es) resultado de la beca y después de que el informe final haya sido aprobado por la Junta de la fundación Slicher van Bath-de Jong. 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, mediante la presentación de uno o más resultados de su investigación 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 presentar sus solicitudes es el 29 de abril de 2022. Las solicitudes deberán enviarse a: secretariat@cedla.nl Para más información contacte con secretariat@cedla.nl o llame al +31 20 525 3498 SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017

  • CEDLA Lecture | Can social policy manipulation be avoided?

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. 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). +INFO MARCH 11 11 March 2022, 15:30-17:00 at CEDLA ​ Can social policy manipulation be avoided? Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell, Radboud University Nijmegen How does clientelism affect contemporary policymaking? To better understand and explain the relationship between clientelism and the quality of policy output in the case of Mexico, Saskia Ruth-Lovell analyses policy design and identifies ways to curb clientelism through the letter of the law. Building on insights from distributive politics and policy analysis, she discusses the results of elite interviews and qualitative content analysis of social policy legislation in Mexico from 1995-2018 . Based on research with Rodrigo Salazar Elena (FLACSO Mexico) and Louise Smink (Radboud University), she argues that policymakers and stakeholders need to formulate precise policy objectives, delimitate the scope and targets of a policy clearly, and establish independent implementation and monitoring mechanisms. ​ ​

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

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

  • CEDLA Event | Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO MEI 10 10 mei 2022, 15:30-17:00 CEDLA zaal 2.02 Robert-Jan Friele presenteert zijn boek De Pizarro's: Eén familie, drie generaties en honderd jaar strijd in Colombia De Pizarro’s is een fascinerende familiekroniek die de dramatische geschiedenis van een heel land vertelt. Door de ogen van drie generaties en via tientallen levendige verhalen ontrolt een eeuw Colombia zich op meeslepende wijze. Nergens komt de Colombiaanse geschiedenis zo samen als in de familie Pizarro. De vader is de opperbevelhebber van het leger en gelooft in de instituties. Zijn zoons en dochter worden guerrillero’s en prediken de revolutie. Tegen de achtergrond van de Koude Oorlog en de opkomst van de cocaïnehandel streven de Pizarro’s, elk op een eigen manier, naar een rechtvaardiger Colombia. Veredelde staatsgrepen in Bogotá, clandestiene trainingskampen op Cuba, collegebanken in Moskou: ze beleven het allemaal. Hun strijd kost twee van hen het leven en de revolutionaire droom kan geen einde maken aan de schrijnende ongelijkheid en het geweld. Eén ding blijft van generatie op generatie gelijk: het gevecht van de Pizarro’s voor een betere toekomst van hun land.

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

    WORKSHOP Urban transformations and new urban challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. The speakers will participate in a dialogue in which they will discuss the characteristics of the reconfiguration of urban space, the restructuring of real estate markets and any other aspect of urban life undergoing readaptation after the Covid-19 pandemic; as well as the challenges for developing urban research under these conditions. The dialogue between Amsterdam and Lima provides urban researchers with an interesting perspective on urban governance because of the different places they represent in the production of urban theory. This workshop provides insights on the following questions: How does the role of the state influence urban experiences similarly or differently in Amsterdam and Lima? What can researchers in Amsterdam and Lima learn in the theoretical formulation of urban dynamics from the different experiences of both cities? ​ To register please write to kelly.gomez@pucp.pe We look forward to your participation and we hope you can spread the word to those who may be interested. WHEN September 6 2021, 9:00 - 11:30 LIM/ 16:00 - 18:30 AMS VENUE Due to Covid-19 security measures, this event will be held via zoom and will be disseminated through the institutions' social networks. ROUNTABLES RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic TOPICS Gentrification Covid -19 pandemic belonging urbanism housing real estate markets restructuring urban governance Programme 9:00 - 9:05 LIM/16:00 - 16:05 AMS Entering of participants 9:05 - 9:10 Lima - 16:05 - 16:10 AMS Introduction to the workshop - Mirtha Lorena del Castillo, PhD Candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies RT 1: Urban restructuring and belonging before and after the COVID-19 pandemic Schedule: 4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima) Discussant: Dr. Wouter van Gent and Ma. Natalia Consiglieri (to be confirmed) Presentations: 1.1 Post-pandemic Gentrification in Lima and Amsterdam Mirtha Lorena Del Castillo (Researcher at CEDLA - UvA) Ma. in Latin American Studies at the UvA and Social Management at PUCP PhD candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies at Uva Kelly Gómez, Bsc. Human Geography from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - PUCP 1.2 Elaboration of the Urban Plan of Constitutional Province of Callao during COVID-19 Franklin Velarde - Bsc. in Sociology - National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) and Master in Urban Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences of Latin America (FLACSO), Ecuador. Assistant professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru 1.3 Public space intervention initiative for early childhood during COVID-19 Rosa María - Psychologist from Urban-95 (Foundation whose objective is to promote public spaces for the development of children under 5 years of age) 1.4 Memory and Sonic Homemaking during the COVID-19 Mary Elizabeth Tither Ma in Documentary Arts (University of Cape Town) Bsch Social Sciences (University of London) 1.5 The covid-19 and the shift in mobility, embodiment and perception in cities Tania Esteves Fernandes Cardoso Phd Candidate Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (UvA) ​ RT 2 - Urban centralities before and after Covid-19 pandemic ​ Schedule: 10:20 - 11:20 LIM/ 17:20 - 18:20 AMS Discussant: Dr. Paola Moschella Miloslavich 50 min - 5 presentations as a maximum 10 min - discussion and comments Presentations: 2.1 Food Street Vending in Public Space Bs. Maria del Carmen Jamjachi (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Human Geographer from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP 2.2 Ethnography of Urban Centralities in Lima Bs. César Ponce (Interdisciplinary Group on Cities and Urban Territories - INCITU-PUCP) Sociologist from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Researcher from INCITU-PUCP 2.3 The impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood strategies of street vendors in Lima Emiel Buffel - Advanced Master in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp), Master International Relations and Diplomacy (University of Antwerp) RT 3: Informalities, housing and labor before and after the Covid-19 pandemic Schedule: 4:10 - 5.10 (Amsterdam); 9:10 - 10:10 (Lima) Discussant: Dr. Julio Calderón Presentations: 3.1 Solidarity and resilience in Lima’s informal settlements: the use of community and soup kitchens (ollas comunes) in mitigating the effects of COVID19 Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ 3.2 Informal land growth before and after the pandemic Mario Olivas, Bsc. in Human Geography from National University of San Marcos - UNMSM Assistant at Research Group "Territoriality, Environment and Power" of the UNMSM 3.3 Habitability in San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima) during the COVID-19 pandemic Daniela Perleche, Bsc. in Architecture, Urbanism and Arts Faculty from National Engineering University (UNI), Research Assistant in Social Production of Urban Space Research Group - URBES LAB 3.4 Housing and Migration in times of Covid-19 Omar Pereyra, Dr. in Urban Sociologist - Chicago University and Brown University, Professor at PUCP and Research at Urbanism, Governance and Social Housing Research Group - CONURB Researcher in urban governance of Latin American cities, social classes and their way of producing the city. Pamela Hartley, Msc. in International Development, Politics, Governance and Development Policy Associate Research at CONURB, technical advisor on Governance and Political Advocacy at GIZ ​

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

    CEDLA Past Events 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads. Challenges and Perspectives The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. +INFO Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua In 2018, massive protests shook Nicaragua and their repression was brutal. Over 300 people were killed in a ‘Clean-Up Operation’ that exposed militarized political policing and the formation of partisan, armed para-state groups. Over the course of the following months and years, more than 1.600 people have been imprisoned for expressing resistance and dissent. +INFO China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies. +INFO China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies. +INFO Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and Beyond​ Professors Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, specialists on the role of the military in a number of Latin American societies, will reflect on experiences and current challenges in other parts of the region. In a roundtable discussion they will discuss the wider effects and possibilities for demilitarization that the Costa Rican example sets for the region at large. +INFO WORKSHOP: Urban transformations and new urban challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. +INFO Sexual violence on trial: Impunity and transformative gender justice in post-conflict Latin America In 2016, the case known as ‘Sepur Zarco’ saw two military officers convicted for crimes against humanity and sexual and domestic slavery in Guatemala. ​ ​ +INFO 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, 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. +INFO Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification In his lecture Michael Janoschka will discuss how Latin American cities have increasingly been defined by the financialisation of urban development, the gentrification of urban areas and the displacement of vulnerable populations. ​ ​ +INFO 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 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’ (LAPORA ) 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. +INFO 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 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

  • CEDLA Lecture | Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico

    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). MARCH 11 11 March 2022, 15:30-17:00 onsite Can social policy manipulation be avoided? Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico Saskia P. Ruth-Lovell , Radboud University Nijmegen How does clientelism affect contemporary policymaking? To better understand and explain the relationship between clientelism and the quality of policy output in the case of Mexico, Saskia Ruth-Lovell analyses policy design and identifies ways to curb clientelism through the letter of the law. Building on insights from distributive politics and policy analysis, she discusses the results of elite interviews and qualitative content analysis of social policy legislation in Mexico from 1995-2018 . Based on research with Rodrigo Salazar Elena (FLACSO Mexico) and Louise Smink (Radboud University), she argues that policymakers and stakeholders need to formulate precise policy objectives, delimitate the scope and targets of a policy clearly, and establish independent implementation and monitoring mechanisms. ​ ​

  • CEDLA Lecture | Conocimientos indígenas: repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia

    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). feb 11 CEDLA Lecture: Conocimientos indígenas. Repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia Astrid Ulloa , profesora titular, Universidad Nacional ​ El cambio climático global y los posteriores procesos de mitigación y adaptación son temas que trascienden los contextos locales y requieren la interacción de diferentes conocimientos, ideas y prácticas. Sin embargo, las acciones globales contra el CC han estado sustentadas por un solo tipo de conocimiento. Si bien se han planteado propuestas para la articulación de diversos conocimientos, los intentos de acuerdos interculturales e interdisciplinarios continúan enfrentando problemas de comparación con la ciencia especializada, en términos de indicadores, escalas, formas de sistematización y variables a considerar, especialmente en los procesos de predicción. En este contexto, argumento que los conocimientos indígenas, dadas sus ontologías, epistemologías y relaciones culturales de acuerdo con el género, la edad, la especialización y la localización, permiten una comprensión compleja del CC. Son conocimientos que confrontan las políticas global-nacionales para visibilizar los territorios como seres vivos, y los no humanos como seres políticos, y proponer alternativas contextualizadas de acuerdo con procesos históricos y políticos para repensar conceptos, estrategias y políticas frente al cambio climático. ​ ​

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

    CEDLA Events 2021 APR 30 Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Prof. Eduardo Brondizio Indiana University-Bloomington Discussant Dr. Antonio Ioris Cardiff University ​ 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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    CEDLA Events 2020 nov 20 No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment Anthony Fontes, School of International Service. American University 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. What are the submerged rules of engagement, so to speak, that so violently devalue the lives and deaths of Central American migrants—and other impoverished migrant populations around the world— in this historical moment? Drawing on fieldwork in Central America, US asylum courts, and migration routes through Mexico, this presentation explores the walls thrown up to contain and conceal the spectacles of insecurity and suffering driving Central Americans north. This lecture took place on 20 November 2020 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

  • CEDLA Lecture | In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO MAY 13 13 May 2022, 15:30-17:00 at CEDLA ​ In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Gema Kloppe-Santamaria , Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Loyola University Chicago Discussant: Prof. Wil Pansters, Utrecht University What were the political and cultural drivers that contributed to shaping Catholics’ understanding of violence as a legitimate means to defend their religious practices and beliefs in post-revolutionary Mexico? In this talk, Dr. Gema Santamaria will focus on the 1930s-1950s, a period marked by the end of the Cristero War (1927-1929) - Mexico’s armed conflict over the religious question - and the so-called détente between the Mexican state and the Catholic Church. Despite the Church’s official rejection of the use of violence amongst the faithful, during this period Catholics continued to engage in belligerent and violent forms of religious militancy in the name of Christ and religious freedom. This, she argues, reflects the weight that non-canonical understandings of martyrdom, sacrifice, and redemptive violence had in Catholics’ exercise of religion. Catholics’ aggressive defence of religious symbols and places, together with their attacks against individuals perceived as “polluting” or “impious”, show that moral and symbolic considerations were deeply intertwined with uncompromising political ideologies and long-term intra-community conflicts. ​ ​

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

    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: Ghosts of Sheridan Circle (2019).