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The Americas are shaped by a multitude of reciprocal dynamics which have extensive, conflictive and at times contradictory consequences for society, culture, politics and the environment. These processes are embedded within a history of interdependence and mutual observation between North and South which originates in the conquest and simultaneous "invention" of America by European colonial powers. Encounters such as political movements and conflicts like indigenous struggles along with migrant movements, the circulation of media, goods and ideologies serve as the objects of investigation with which the processes of InterAmerican entanglements can be analyzed.

The Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University has challenged itself to "think the Americas different" and to explore these phenomena from both transregional as well as interdisciplinary perspectives.




México y los pasados presentes: cuestionamientos literarios e interdisciplinarios de la historia - Joachim Michael (LiLi)

26/27.11.2015 - D3-121


"Everyone with a camera took snapshots of the more impressive scenes": Fotografie und Gewalt im philippinisch-amerikanischen Krieg (1899-1902) - Silvan Niedermeier (Erfurt)

27.11.2015 - X-B2-103 (gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit dem Kolloquium „Geschichte des 19. /20. Jahrhunderts“)

Call for Papers

IV Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies: "Human Rights in the Americas"

Deadline of Submission is the 15., Dezember 2015