Universität Bielefeld

Politics of Entanglement in the Americas

International Postgraduate Forum


The Center for InterAmerican Studies of Bielefeld University invites scholars to participate in the 7th International Postgraduate Forum that will take place at Bielefeld University from June 25 - 27, 2015.

This three-day conference addresses an international community of postgraduate and early-career researchers with perspectives from across the humanities and the social sciences. CIAS is characterized by a transdisciplinary approach and welcomes scholars from the fields of cultural, literary, and media studies; history and sociology; postcolonial and global studies, social anthropology, geography, and political sciences that have a focus on the Americas. Thereby the International Postgraduate Forum aims at exploring entanglements in their diachronic and/or synchronic dimensions and to contribute to a relational and historically grounded conception of hemispheric Area Studies in a global context.

The conference is integral part of the project “The Americas as Space of Entanglement”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Keynote Lectures by:

  • Rebeca Ramos (Havana)
  • Isabel Caldeira (Coimbra)
  • Héctor Raúl Solís Gadea (Guadalajara)
  • The research project runs initially over four years and is based at the CIAS. This research venture, which began in February 2013 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Wilfried Raussert, Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple and Prof. Dr. Olaf Kaltmeier, is an inter- and trans-disciplinary project inclunding ten professorial fields from six faculties of Bielefeld University and the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld.

    Please register beforehand by June 1, 2015 at cias@uni-bielefeld.de



    Prof. Dr. Olaf Kaltmeier

    For further information also contact

    Dr. Lukas Rehm
    Center for InterAmerican Studies
    Bielefeld University
    P.O. Box 10 01 31
    D-33501 Bielefeld

    Phone: ++49 (521) 106-6956