News and announcements
Welcome to a national gathering of master students focusing on Latin America!
In an article at Radikal Portal 1 February, Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, discusses last years' economic and political changes in Cuba, to understand which way the country is heading.
The Mexican government's recognition of the self-defence forces in Michoacán may have created a monster that will undermine its own legitimacy, claims Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Klassekampen 1 February 2014.
As a result of the call for applications for support to seminars related to ongoing Latin America research in Norway, NorLARNet has decided to support five upcoming events.
The German Latin American Studies Association (ADLAF) will arrange its biannual conference in Berlin 26 – 28 June 2014. Deadline for abstracts: 15 January
Read the call.
The entanglement of political, economic and military elites and criminal groups undermines the possibility of finding a solution to the crisis that has made Honduras a "narco state", writes Benedicte Bull , University of Oslo, on NRK ytring 23 November.
NorLARNet is looking for volunteers to help organize the 7th conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network, to be held at the University of Oslo 27-29 November.
A final call from the Latin America programme at the Research Council of Norway (NFR) has now been published and will be made active on 16 October. The application deadline is 27 November 2013 (at 1 pm). Approximately NOK 35 million is available for researcher projects and personal post doc fellowships on all themes and countries in the programme plan. Priority will be given to research contributing to development and poverty reduction.
Read the call here .
The Vatican is shaken by Pope Francis’ warm reception of the father of Liberation Theology, Gustavo Gutiérrez, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in this article in Bergens Tidende 17 September.
In this blog post at NRK ytring 11 September Benedicte Bull and Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo, write about the long shadows of the military dictatorship in Chile, as new elections are coming up.
Enormously expensive and questionable construction projects, as well as the displacement of tens of thousands of families, are the background for the largest protests in decades in Brazil, writes Einar Braathen , Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, in this article in Klassekampen 19 June.
In an article in Aftenposten 14 May 18 Norwegian Latin America researchers criticize Oslo Freedom Forum for being politically biased in relation to Latin America, weakening its credibility as a human rights forum. See also the response and follow-up.
The Anuario Americanista Europeo, edited by the Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina (CEISAL) and the Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina (REDIAL), has announced a call for articles for the 2013 edition. The central theme of this year’s edition will be “Género y migraciones”.
NorLARNet will award a scholarship of 4,000 kroner per month for a period of 10 months (second semester 2013 and first semester 2014) to a master student enrolled at an academic institution in the Oslo area.
Deadline for applications: 16 May 2013.
The symposium takes place in Trondheim 2 – 6 October 2013 and partakes in the project “Marine Ventures. Comparative perspectives on the dynamics of early human approaches to the seascapes of Tierra del Fuego and Norway.”
Deadline for abstract submission is 1 August 2013.
Read more here.
Article (in Norwegian) by Leiv Marsteintredet on how presidential democracies solve the problems caused by presidential successions, related to the present situation in Venezuela.
Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik, University of Bergen is one of the organizers of this session at 129th MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, 9–12 January 2014.
Deadline for submission of paper proposals is 22 March.
Read more here.
In an article published in Aftenposten 22 February Cecilie Hirsch, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, critcizes the newspaper's coverage of the elections in Ecuador for being based on several erroneous allegations.
In this article (in Norwegian) from Aftenposten 1 February 2013 Benedicte Bull, associate professor at the University of Oslo, and Osvaldo Dorich criticize an article by Bård Larsen for repeating Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet's key arguments.
The magazine íconos, published by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Ecuador, comes out three times a year. The newest call for papers can be found here. Deadline: 15 February
Call from the Latin America Programme at The Research Council of Norway (NFR). Deadline: 13 February; 13:00
Read more here.
Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 10 January 2013 by Audun Solli, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, about the political future of Venezuela if Hugo Chávez' health prevents him from continuing as president.
In February 2012 a group of researchers and others with interest in Peru established the NorLARNet Peru group. The group functions as forum for discussion and exchange. New participants are warmly welcomed. Access the list of participants and the overview of previous and planned activities here.