Call for Papers

First Annual Norwegian Latin America Research Conference:

Contributing to a better future?

The role of Norway based Latin America research

12-13 November 2009, University of Oslo


In 2008, the Norwegian Network for Latin America Research (NorLARNet) was created along with the programme for Latin America Research of the Norwegian Research Council. As a part of this initiative, the first NorLARNet conference will be held 12-13 November 2009 at the University of Oslo.

The main purposes of this first conference are: 1) to consolidate the network of Norway based Latin America researchers; 2) to present new contributions to Latin America research in Norway; and 3) to critically reflect over the role that Norway based Latin America researchers may play in the creation of knowledge about Latin American societies, culture and nature, as well as in the different political and social projects of development, justice, etc.

The conference is open for participation. Accommodation, travel and conference expenses will be covered for Norway based Latin America researchers giving papers/presentations or otherwise contributing to the programme. All interested researchers and PhD candidates are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations (abstracts) within the following five general areas not later than 15th September:

·         Politics and governance

·         Culture and society

·         Economy, industry, business and markets

·         Natural resources: management, exploitation and conservation

·         Poverty, inequality and human development

The conference will be structured around plenary and parallel sessions. The programme can be accessed here. The keynote speakers of this First Annual Norwegian Latin America Research Conference are: Atilio A. Borón (University of Buenos Aires), Pamela Calla (University of La Cordillera in La Paz) and Carlos Sojo (Socioanálisis América Latina). More information about the keynote speakers is available here.

Parallel sessions will be coordinated by the conference track chairs: Einar Berntzen (Politics and Governance), Steinar Sæther (Culture and Society), Henrik Wiig (Economy, Industry, Business and Markets), Mariel Aguilar Støen (Natural Resources: Management, exploitation and conservation) and Asunción St. Clair (Poverty, inequality and human development).

Parallel sessions’ procedure

Track chairs will select papers per domains and propose two sessions with four or five related presentations. Submission of a paper implies that the author(s) will register and attend the conference. Registration will be possible until 15th October. Paper presentations will be scheduled for about 15 minutes and time will also be allocated for discussion.

Abstracts and papers

Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to not later than 15th September. Paper acceptance will be communicated to authors before 1st  October. Accepted papers or presentations (when a full paper is not available) should be received by Norlarnet not later than 15th October.

Registration and fees

All participants to the Conference should register before 15th October. Norway based Latin America researchers contributing to the conference programme will have accommodation, travel and conference expenses covered. Other interested parties should pay a conference fee to cover:  admission to the conference, conference lunch and dinner, coffee breaks and documentation. The fee varies from 800 NOK to 300 NOK depending on the events attended. Registration and payment are available here .

Important deadlines

Submission of abstracts: 15th September

Communication of accepted papers: 1st October

Submission of accepted papers or presentations: 15th October

Registration: 15th October


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