Movies of the 3. international Conferences and Summer School 'Mobilizing Ethnicity' in Bielefeld (27th of june to 6th of july 2012)"Mobilizing Ethnicity"
In early August 2011, Prof. Dr. Christian Büschges, Project Director of the Bielefeld subproject, and member of the board of directors of the Research Network for Latin America, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Research Network and the Department of History of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF is the German abbreviation) sponsors the Research Network for Latin America in the framework of the initiative "Freedom for Research in the Humanities" in the funding priority "Strengthening and Advancing Area Studies". It has the goal "to introduce new forms of cooperation to pool, develop and test specialist competences in the field of area studies more effectively. At the same time, steps are to be taken to promote subject-specific, interdisciplinary issues and cooperation with the systematic disciplines. Networked, interdisciplinary sites of expertise are to be established in Germany. These will provide a stimulus in this field of humanistic knowledge, not least by cooperating closely with foreign researchers."
Find further information here:www.bmbf.de/en/10567.php