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.
*English translation by Diana González.
Lecture "Comparison and Connectivity in the Era of Globalization" // Wednesday, December 13, from 18:00 to 20:00 hs // Bielefeld University, X-E0-001.
Workshop "Globalization Today and Its Historical Predecessors: The Traps of Comparison Over Time" // Thursday, December 14, from 10:00 to 12:00 hs // Bielefeld University, X-A2-103 // please register until December, 6 // details see here // both events are organized by the CIAS and the SFB 1288 with the financial support of the SFB.
Abstracts for contributions to the volume "Practices of Comparison in the Americas" shall be submitted by December 15, 2017