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.
Malaria and Domestic Medicine in Late-Colonial Lima
"Cultures of Resistance? Theories and Practices of Transgression in the Caribbean and its Diasporas"
January 22-24, 2015
Venue: Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Critiques of Comparative History
February 3, 2015
Venue: Building X: B2-103Further Information
will take place at Bielefeld University from June 25 - 27, 2015.
The submission deadline is January 15, 2015.