Universität Bielefeld

Events at the Center for InterAmerican Studies


  • Plataforma para el diálogo: "Violencia contra la naturaleza", Nov 25th - 26th, 2020, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Plataforma para el diálogo: "Afros al frente : experiencias de lucha en contextos de crisis", Nov 11th - 13th, 2020, Guadalajara, Mexico.



  • Closing Conference: "Cherishing the Past, Envisioning the Future: Entangled Practices of Heritages and Utopia in the Americas", Bielefeld University, ZiF, December 14th and 15th, 2018. (Further information)
  • In the context of the Closing Confernece:
    • Roundtable Discussion: "Hip Hop, Education, and Social Transformation", Center for interdisciplinary Research Bielefeld (ZiF), Dec 14, 2019, 3:30 to 5 pm
    • Rap-Performance: by Rebeca Lane in the context of the Photo Exhibition 'Black Matters: Urban Photography', Kulturamt Bielefeld, 14.12.2019, 7 to 7:45 pm
    • Party: "Soul In The Barrio", Cutie Bielefeld, Dec 14, 2019, 10 pm
    • Movie Screening: "Allen Report: Retracing Transnational African Methodism", Q + A with director Alanna Lockward, ZiF Bielefeld, Dec 15, 2019, 1:45 bis 4:15 pm
  • Conference: "Black Power. Movements, Cultures, and Resistance in the Black Americas", Bielefeld University, October 18th and 19th, 2018. (Further information)
  • In the context of the Black Power Conference:
    • 17.10. to 08.02.2019: "Black Matters", Urban Photography, Kommunale Gallerie Bielefeld.
    • 18.10.2018: "¡Nuyorican!", Film Screening, Lecture, Discussion & Live Percussion, 8 pm, Kulturamt Bielefeld.
    • 19.10.2018: "Black Rio", Soul Music and Black Power in 1970 Brazil.
  • Conference: SFB: "Contact - Conquest - Colonization. Practices of Comparing between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from Antiquity to Present", Bielefeld University, 11th to 13th October, 2018.
  • Workshop: "Climate Change Adaptation and History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation", Bielefeld University, September 11th, 2018. (more Information)
  • International Congress: "El pensamiento social latinoamericano frente a la idea de crisis", CALAS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, September 6th to 8th, 2018. (furher Information)
  • Conference: "About 'Left' and 'Right' Tides. Latin American Perspectives on Political Crisis", ZiF, Bielefeld, July 26th, 2018. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Die Konzeptualisierung des politischen Imaginären", ZiF, Bielefeld, July 24th and 25th, 2018. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "The Colonial Transformation of the Americas: Environment and Society, 1492 to the Present", Bielefeld University, X-A2-103, July 12th and 13th, 2018. (further Information)
  • Panel: "Was ist los in Nicaragua? Politische Gewalt, alte und neue Akteur*innen", X-E0-002, Bielefeld University, June, 16th, 2018. (further Information)
  • "Weltnacht" - Poetry Reading: Café Welthaus, August-Bebel-Str. 62, June 14th, 2018, 8 pm. (further Information)
  • Conference: "Boundary Processes in World Society", ZiF Bielefeld, June, 11th and 12th, 2018. (further Information)
  • InterAmerican post graduates Congress: "(Des)conexiones en las Américas", Bielefeld University, June 6th to 8th, 2018. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Paz y violencia: un debate interdisciplinario", April, 18th to 19th, Guadalajara, sede principal México, Campus CUCSH Belenes, aula Fernando Pozos Ponce. (further Information)
  • International Colloquium: "Centroamérica: Literatura y paz", April, 16th to 19th, Guadalajara, sede principal México, Campus CUCSH Belenes, aula Fernando Pozos Ponce. (further Information)
  • International Congress: "Perspectivas de los jóvenes frente a las crisis. Identidad, violencia, desigualdad social y medio ambiente", CALAS, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 12th and 13th, 2018. (further Information)


  • Conference: "El lado colonial del patrimonio natural" (Universidad de Guadalajara) November 23rd and 24th, 2017. (further Information)
  • Lecture: "Joint Work Authorship: A Study of Fictional Films and Dramatic TV Series", lecture by Inês Coelho (University of Minho, Portugal), November 13th, Bielefeld University, location: main building, C 01 148, 4 to 6pm. (further Information)
  • Lecture: "Pariendo micropolíticas raciales en Cuba: Por qué las organizaciones antirracistas femeninas y feministas son mas activas, proactivas y eficaces que otras?" by Roberto Zurbano Torres, Bielefeld University (Room X-E0-218) November 8th, 2017. Presentation: Julia Roth (Bielefeld). (further Information)
  • Workshop: Cultural Heritage: Politics and Practices" (Universidad de Guadalajara) October 30th, 2017. (further Information)
  • Kolloquium: "Chile en debates", Bielefeld University - X-A2-103, October 12th, 2017. (further Information)
  • Jornada de cine interamericano: Visiones continentales, entrelazamientos interculturales y estéticas de diferencia, 29.05.2017 Bielefeld University - Main Building - V2-105-115 (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Structure and Functions of Centers for Advanced Studies", Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld University), April 26th, 2017 (further Information)
  • Guest Lecture: "Trauma und Choc: Die Zerstörung der Erfahrung bei Walter Benjamin", Center for InterAmerican Studies (Bielefeld University),January 24th, 2017. (further Information)
  • Discussion Panel: “The Trump Effect? (Right-)Populism in the Americas and in Europe", Bielefeld University (Room X-E0-218), January 23, 2017, 19h00.
  • Guest Lecture: "Zeugnis und Trauma: Theoretische Aspekte" Center for InterAmerican Studies (Bielefeld University), January 17th, 2017. (further Information)
  • International CIAS Conference: “Entangled Black Americas-Transdisciplinary perspectives and hemispheric dialogues" Center for InterAmerican Studies (Bielefeld University), January 19/20 2017 (further Information)


  • International CIAS Conference: "Reflecting the Americas as Space of Entanglements"; Thursday, October 27th to 29th, 2016, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld University). (further Information)
  • Conference: "Raymundo Gleyzer en México: Relaciones Interamericanas en el Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano" - Prof. Dr. Salvador Velazco (Claremont Mckenna College, California); Thursday, 14. July, 12:00, Room C4-153. (further Information)
  • Event: "Shock and Awe - Performance by Ethan Rafal - San Francisco Artist and Book Maker"; Thursday, 02. Juni, 6-8 PM, Room X-E0-002. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "From Past to Future. Towards Historically-Informed Research in Climate Change Adaptation"; Friday/Saturday, 06/07 May, 2-6 PM/9-6 PM, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld University). (further Information)
  • Workshop: " Wissen um globale Verflechtungen: Globalgeschichte und Globales Lernen im Geschichtsunterricht", Friday, 12 February, 2-6 PM (c.t.), Bielefeld University, Building X: A2-103 (further Information)
  • Conference: "Benjamins Begriff der Moderne" with Prof. Dr. Georg Otte (Belo Horizonte); Thursday, 26 January, 4-6 PM, Room C2-144. (Further Information)
  • Conference: "Human Rights in the Americas" - IV Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies The University of California, Santa Barbara October 4 – 6, 2016 (further Information)


  • Symposium: "México y los pasados presentes: cuestionamientos literarios e interdisciplinarios de la historia; Thursday/Friday, 26/27. November, 10-18/19 PM, Room D3-121. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Current dynamics and trends of religious praxis in Latin America and the USA: transnationalization, Pentecostalization, and other issues; Wednesday, 24 June, 09-17 PM, Room X-B2-103. (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Globales Lernen im Englischunterricht: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen und praktische Umsetzungen in Bildungsmaterialien", Thursday, 25. June, 3-6PM, Welthaus Bielefeld. (further Information)
  • International Postgraduate Forum: "Politics of Entanglement in the Americas", June 25 - 27, 2015, Bielefeld University (further Information)
  • Workshop: "Citizenship and Ethnicity in the Andes" with Valeria Coronel (Quito), Gisela Canepa (Lima), Olaf Kaltmeier (Bielefeld), Martin Breuer (Bielefeld) and Florian Reschke (Bielefeld), Wednesday, 15 April, 1-6PM, Bielefeld University, Building X: A2-103.
  • Research Colloquium IAS (SoSe 2015): 7 April 2015 - 14 July 2015. Tuesday, Bielefeld University, 6-8PM, Room E0-209.
  • Workshop: "Critiques of Comparative History" with George Steinmetz (University of Michigan), Tuesday, 3 February, 2-5PM, Bielefeld University, Building X: B2-103. (further Information)
  • SoCaRe Junior Research Conference: "Cultures of Resistance?", 22-24 January, ZiF. (Program)
  • Workshop: "Umweltgeschichte der Amerikas" with Antoine Acker (Paris), Carlos Sanhueza (Santiago de Chile) und Alexander Mosena (Bielefeld), Wednesday, 14 January, 2-5PM, Bielefeld University, Building X: A2-103.


  • Workshop: "Wissen um globale Verflechtungen – Unterrichtsmaterialien zu Lateinamerika im Schulunterricht", Donnerstag, 18. Dezember, 14-18 Uhr (c.t.), Universität Bielefeld, Gebäude X: A2-103 (further Information)
  • Symposium: "Memory and Oblivion of the Military Dictatorship in Brazil", Tuesday, 11 November, 9AM-9:30PM, Bielefeld University, D3–121, (Program)
  • Workshop: "Researching Entangled History and Inequalities" with Shalini Randeria, Wednesday, 29 October, 2-4PM, Bielefeld University, Room A2-103.
  • Workshop: "Voices of Resistance: Dissident Politics, Dissonant Poetics" with Djelal Kadir, Thursday, 23 October, 10AM-1PM, Bielefeld University
  • Research Colloquium IAS (WiSe 2014-15): "Dimensions of Transregional Entanglements". 8 October 2014 - 4 February 2015. Tuesday, Bielefeld University, 6-8PM, Room E01-108.
  • CIAS Summer School: 21 July - 1 August 2014
  • Workshop: "Machtverhältnisse und Deutungen von Klimawandel in den Amerikas" with Kristina Dietz (Berlin), Monday, July 7, 3pm - 6pm, Bielefeld University
  • Workshop: "Transit Migration: More than just a transitory stage between place of origin and destination" with Carmen Fernández Casanueva (San Cristóbal de Las Casas), Thursday, June 26, 10AM (c.t.), Bielefeld University, Building X: C3-107 (Program)
  • Workshop: "Social Movements and Music", Thursday, June 12, 2PM-7PM, Bielefeld University, Room D3-121 (Program)
  • Research Colloquium IAS (SoSe 2014): "Persons and Nature in Movement – Dynamics of the Inter-American Space of Entanglements." Weekly starting Tuesday, April 15, 6PM-8PM, Bielefeld University, Room S0-103
  • Workshop: "Entangled Spaces in the Americas: Concepts and Case Studies" with Mary Louise Pratt, Wolfgang Knöbl, Paul Gootenberg and Kirwin Ray Shaffer, Friday/Saturday, April 11/12, Long Table Room, Center for Interdisciplinary Research / ZiF. (Workshop Report)
  • Theory Slam: "Transnational Flows and Entanglements", Monday, January 27, 12PM-4PM, Bielefeld University, W0-135. For more information please contact Julia Roth.
  • Workshop: "Conceptualizing (Geo)Political Imaginaries" with Angelika Epple, Klaus Weinhauer, Heinrich Schäfer, Paul Reuber, Mathias Albert and Kirsten Kramer, Monday, January 13, 9:30AM-6:15PM, Long Table Room, Center for Interdisciplinary Research / ZiF - (Program)


  • Workshop: "Methodological Challenges in a Stratified World: Migration and Social Networks" with Vilna Bashi Treitler (New York), Wednesday, December 11, 4PM-8PM, Bielefeld University, Room V7-140
  • Workshop: "Probleme, Bewertungen und Konsequenzen Biologischer Invasionen", Monday, December 9, 12PM-4PM, Bielefeld University, Room V2-105/115 (Program)
  • Workshop: "Local Stories - Global Impact? The Role of Stories and Imaginaries in Revolutions since the 19th Century" with Eric Selbin (Georgetown), Thursday, November 28, 10AM-2PM, Bielefeld University, EE0-212 / ENUS (Program)
  • Workshop: "Global Learning in Educational Practice" at Welthaus Bielefeld. Tuesday, November 19. (Program)
  • Research Colloquium IAS: "Conceptualizing and Doing Space." Weekly starting October 15, 6PM-8PM, Bielefeld University, Room C2-144
  • Workshop: "Ethnicity, Community and the Nation: The Politics of Memory and Belonging in Latin America and Africa", Monday, Oct. 14, 10:45-7PM, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld University), Long Table Room
  • World Café: "Conceptualizing Spaces of Entanglement." Tuesday, 16 July from 6-8PM, Bielefeld University, Room U2-200
  • Workshop: "Environmental History in the Americas." Wednesday, 3 July from 4-8PM, Bielefeld University, Room V2-121
  • Photo Exhibit: "Transcultural Mobility" A Celebration through African American Cultural Production
  • Opening Conference of the Project, The Amercias as Space of Entanglements: "(Trans)Cultural Mobility: Traveling Ideas, Images, Sounds, Texts in the Americas", Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld University) - (Program)


  • Second Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies "Crossing Boundaries in the Americas: Dynamics of Change in Politics, Culture, and Media"
    Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2012
    Coordinators: Yolanda M. Campos (UdG) and Graciela Martínez-Zalce (UNAM)
  • Visiting professors:
    • Yolanda Campos (Mexico)
    • José Carlos Lozano (Mexico)
  • July 15-21: International Summer School Global Flows: Literature, Media, and Ethnicity in the Americas
    Organizers: Catherine Leen, Maynooth; Wilfried Raussert, Bielefeld; Niamh Thornton, Belfast
  • June 27-July 6: International Conference and Summer School "Mobilizing Ethnicity - Competing identity politics in the Americas: Past and Present"
    Sponsored by Federal Ministery of Education and Research
    Further Information
  • April 27: International symposium on Music & Politics in the Americas: Power to the People


  • May 5-6: CIAS Opening Conference "Diaspora(s): Cultures in Transit"