Ibero-American History

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"History appears only as one of the relations, in which the other can be conceived as a possibility of oneself, time and space become equivalent dimensions for this fundamental experience that assumes the task of seeing and evaluating the other not through one's own, the past not through the present. (...) This is not a matter of our own choice, but of the existent claim upon ourselves to maintain present human's ubiquity".
(Hans Blumenberg)

About Us

Iberian and Latin-American History has been an important part of research and teaching at our department ever since it was founded in 1973. The integration of the geographic areas of both the Iberian Peninsula and the Middle and South American continent into one unit accommodates for the special interconnection of these regions in the course of history.
The combination of European and Non-European History allows us to substitute regionally focused research with studies in Comparative History, Entangled Histories and History of Relationships.

We are part of the interdisciplinary Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University.
The CIAS is a joint project comprising studies of History, Literature, Culture, Media and Linguistics as well as Sociology and Theology. We attach great importance to an intimate interlinking of research and teaching.
With view to intercultural competencies we maintain ERASMUS partnerships with several European universities. Furthermore, we cooperate with selected universities in North and Latin America.

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CINECLUB LATINO

This semester, the Cineclub latino will present films from Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. All films will be shown in their original version with German subtitles. The entry is free. More Information


Workshop: "The Colonial Transformation of the Americas: Enviornment and Society, 1492 to the Present", Bielefeld University, X-A2-103, July 12th and 13th, 2018. (further Information)


Workshop: "Die Konzeptualisierung des politischen Imaginären", ZiF, Bielefeld, July 24th and 25th, 2018. (further Information)


Conference: "About 'Left' and 'Right' Tides. Latin American Perspectives on Political Crisis", ZiF, Bielefeld, July 26th, 2018 (further Information)


International Congress: "El pensamiento social latinoamericano frente a la idea de crisis", CALAS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, September 6th to 8th, 2018. (furher Information)


Workshop: "Climate Change Adaptation and History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation", Bielefeld University, September 11th, 2018.


Conference: SFB: "Contact - Conquest - Colonization. Practices of Comparing between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from Antiquity to Present", Bielefeld University, 11th to 13th October, 2018.


Follow-Up Conference: Entangled Black Americas, Bielefeld University, October 18th and 19th, 2018.


Closing Conference: BMBF Project "Americas as Space of Entanglements", Bielefeld University, December 14th and 15th, 2018.