Iberian and Latin-American History has been an important part of research and teaching at our department ever since it was
founded in 1973. The integration of the geographic areas of both the Iberian Peninsula and the Middle and South American
continent into one unit accommodates for the special interconnection of these regions in the course of history.
The combination of European and Non-European History allows us to substitute regionally focused research with studies in Comparative History, Entangled Histories and History of Relationships.
We are part of the interdisciplinary Center for InterAmerican Studies
(CIAS) at Bielefeld University.
The CIAS is a joint project comprising studies of History, Literature, Culture, Media and Linguistics as well as Sociology and Theology. We attach great importance to an intimate interlinking of research and teaching.
With view to intercultural competencies we maintain ERASMUS partnerships with several European universities. Furthermore, we cooperate with selected universities in North and Latin America.
*English translation by Diana González.
International Congress: "El pensamiento social latinoamericano frente a la idea de crisis", CALAS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, September 6th to 8th, 2018. (furher Information)
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.
Follow-Up Conference: Entangled Black Americas, Bielefeld University, October 18th and 19th, 2018.
Closing Conference: BMBF Project "Americas as Space of Entanglements", Bielefeld University, December 14th and 15th, 2018.