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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.



IAS Colloquium

The Research Colloquium for Winter Semester 2014-15 has been announced.

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October 23, 2014

Thursday, 10AM-1PM

Djelal Kadir
(Penn State)

Voices of Resistance: Dissident Politics, Dissonant Poetics


November 11, 2014

50 anos depois do golpe: memória e esquecimento da ditadura militar no Brasil

50 Years After the Coup: Memory and Oblivion of the Military Dictatorship in Brazil

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Call for Papers

From ideas to concepts: "(Geo) Political Imaginaries"

Deadline is January 15, 2015
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