CFP: InterAmerican Postgraduate Forum: Politics of Entanglement in the Americas

The Center for InterAmerican Studies of Bielefeld University invites scholars to participate in the 7th International Postgraduate Forum that takes 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. The conference is integral part of the project “The Americas as Space of Entanglement”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We welcome paper proposals that address the overarching theme of the conference: Politics of Entanglement in the Americas. Thereby we want to explore entanglements in their diachronic and/or synchronic dimensions and to contribute to a relational and historically grounded thinking of hemispheric Area Studies in a global context.

For a full description, please see the attached PDF.

Basic Information:

With the transdisciplinary approach – that characterizes the CIAS – we welcome post-graduate and early career contributions 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. We are especially interested in papers that alongside with an empirical case-study provide conceptual reflections on entanglement in the Americas. Presentations of 20 minutes can be held in English or Spanish.

The Center for InterAmerican Studies invites all interested doctoral students and early-career researchers to submit abstracts in English or Spanish, which should not exceed 500 words, as well as a brief CV. The deadline for paper proposals is February 15, 2015.

A limited number of partial travel grants is available. Please submit your proposals to: cias@uni-bielefeld.de Organizer: 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 cias@uni-bielefeld.de Phone: ++49 (521) 106-6956