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.
From 6 to 8 June 2018, the Inter-American Student Congress "(Des)conexiones en las Américas" will take place at the University of Bielefeld. The congress will highlight the question which impact entanglements or disentanglements of social, political, aesthetic or narrative nature have on the thinking that characterizes the American double continent. More information
This semester, the Cineclub latino will present films from Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. All films will be shown in their original version with German subtitles. The entry is free. More Information