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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.



Information Event

02. July, 2015 - 4 PM - Room C4-241

Master in Inter-American Studies
All interested are cordially welcomed

Information event

July 02., 2015 - 17:15 PM - Room C4-241

Academic Exchange to Brasil
Prof. Dr. Joachim Michael / Prof. Dr. Luciane Corrêa Ferreira

Kolloquium IAS

July 02., 2015

Writing Workshop IAS