News and announcements
Aarhus University (Denmark) will organize an interdisciplinary Brazil Conference 12 - 14 March 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 December 2014.
Access the call for abstracts at the conference web site.
The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) has announced that the winners of the award for the best master thesis 2013/2014 are:
Lisa Govasli Nilsen from the University of Oslo, Department of Political Science, with the thesis “Patterns of wartime sexual violence. Perspectives from Colombia”
Anna Gudbjört Sveinsdottir, from the University of Oslo, Centre for Development and the Environment, with the thesis “Land Tenure and Tourism Development in Nicaragua. A case study from Playa Gigante.”
The candidates in Brazil’s elections are strikingly similar in their proposals, writes Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research in an article (pdf) in Klassekampen 4 October 2014.
From Che Guevara to Pope Francis: the Third World lives on in Latin America. Article by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo in Manifest tidsskrift 8 October 2014.
It is not a shortage of progressive ideals that is to blame for the left's currrent lack of inspiration by Latin America, writes Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in this article in Manifest tidsskrift 30 September 2014.
A call has been published by ERANet-LAC, a European Union (EU) project aimed at promoting a unified European approach to collaborating with Latin America and the Caribbean countries (LAC) in the field of science and technology research for innovation and sustainable development. Application deadline 27 November.
See the information published by the Research Council of Norway. There will be an information meeting at (the new offices of) the Research Council, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker on Wednesday 9 October at 11:30 – 14:00. If interested in attending the meeting, please inform Ellen Vollebæk: email@example.com
The US non-governmental organization Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has launched a new resource, called WOLA University, for academics and students with links to recent publications, live panel discussions, and opportunities to engage with human rights leaders throughout Latin America.
See letter from WOLA (pdf).
Latin America protests against the war in Gaza, and Israel would do well to take the criticism seriously, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in this article in Dagbladet 11 August 2014.
In this article in Morgenbladet on 4 July, Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, points out that negotiations in Bogotá are at least equally important as talks in Havana to end Latin America's longest civil war.
The UTFORSK Partnership Programme is a new Norwegian instrument for strengthening the linkage between higher education and research in international collaboration, and to increase cooperation between Norway and Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. In the second call for proposals of the pilot phase (2013-2016), a stronger emphasis is given on the collaboration between research, education and enterprises in the public and private sectors. Application deadline: 16 September 2014
If problems arise during the World Cup, it may become President Dilma Roussef's political downfall, claims Kristian Hoelscher from University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in this article in Aftenposten 14 June.
25 years after the end of the Cold War, the Cuban leaders have taken on a historical vocation: to reinvent socialism, writes Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in an article in Bergens Tidende 1 June.
The Research Council of Norway is developing a road map for research cooperation with the eight prioritized countries outside Europe, among them Brazil, and is searching contributions from all interested.
NorLARNet will award a scholarship of 4,000 kroner per month for a period of 10 months (second semester 2014 and first semester 2015) to a master student enrolled at an academic institution in the Oslo area.
Deadline for applications: 29 May 2014.
Tourism development along the coast of Nicaragua comes at the expense of the land rights obtained by the poorest part of the population after the revolution, write Anna G. Sveinsdóttir and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, in this article on Radikal Portal 29 March.
What has been achieved after 15 years on a red tide, and what does the future hold for the Latin American Left? asks Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in this article in Manifest tidsskrift on 11 April.
Researchers from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs will be among the presenters at a seminar in Mexico City on 8 April on armed violence, organized crime and politics in Latin America.
The Anuario Americanista Europeo, published 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 2014 edition. The central theme of this year’s edition will be “Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades digitales en los estudios Latinoamericanos”.
In this article in Klassekampen on 28 March, Einar Baathen, NIBR, points out how Brazil, fifty years after the coup, is still clearly marked by the military dictatorship.
The Research Council of Norway has announced the results of the last call under the Latin America programme. Six researcher projects and one personal post doc fellowship will be funded.
One year after the appointment of Pope Francis, has the Catholic Church become a church for the poor, and has the world's poor found their advocate? asks Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagen 13 March.
Article by Audun Solli, research fellow at the University of Oslo, on the recent demonstrations in Venezuela.
Welcome to a national gathering of master students focusing on Latin America!