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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

November 25, 2014

Gerardo Cham

Cuerpo y extrañeza en la obra de Fernando del Paso

SoCaRe Junior Research Conference

"Cultures of Resistance? Theories and Practices of Transgression in the Caribbean and its Diasporas"

January 22-24, 2015

Venue: Center for Interdisciplinary Research

We kindly ask that you register for the SoCaRe Junior Research Conference by November 31st at:

Call for Papers

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

Deadline is January 15, 2015
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