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Published Oct 16, 2013 04:48 PM

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 .

Published Sep 20, 2013 11:01 AM

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.

Published Sep 16, 2013 04:35 PM

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.

Published Aug 1, 2013 01:30 PM
Published Jun 28, 2013 02:17 PM

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.

Published May 21, 2013 02:15 PM

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.

Published Apr 18, 2013 11:00 AM

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”.  

Published Mar 18, 2013 07:34 PM

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.  

Published Mar 11, 2013 11:25 PM

Article (in Norwegian) by Leiv Marsteintredet on how presidential democracies solve the problems caused by presidential successions, related to the present situation in Venezuela.

Published Mar 6, 2013 12:53 PM

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.  

Published Feb 25, 2013 11:51 AM

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.

Published Feb 4, 2013 11:23 PM

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.

Published Jan 15, 2013 10:05 AM

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

Published Jan 15, 2013 10:01 AM

Call from the Latin America Programme at The Research Council of Norway (NFR). Deadline: 13 February; 13:00

Read more here.  

Published Jan 11, 2013 03:41 PM

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.

Published Jan 8, 2013 10:09 AM

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.

Published Jan 2, 2013 04:05 PM

As part of the comprehensive exchange programme Science without Borders, Brazil will offer up to 100 Brazilian students  at Bachelor and Master level to study at educational institutions in Norway during the academic year 2013-2014. The subjects covered by Science without Borders are mainly within the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Read more here.

Read the Brazilian call for applications here.  

Published Jan 2, 2013 04:02 PM

Norwegian institutions of higher education and research are invited to apply for funds for joint cooperation projects between higher education and research institutions in Brazil and Norway. Deadline: 26 February at 14:00

Read more here.  

Published Dec 11, 2012 11:24 AM

International Seminar on 28-30 August 2013 at Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with University of Oslo.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March.

Read more here.  

Published Dec 11, 2012 11:24 AM

International Seminar on 28-30 August 2013 at Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with University of Oslo.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March.

Read more here.  

Published Dec 3, 2012 01:50 PM

Ten years have passed since Brazil's history took a new turn with the election of Lula da Silva as president. In this blog post (in Norwegian) Torkjell Leira explores the importance of Lula's years in office.

Published Nov 29, 2012 11:00 AM
Published Nov 28, 2012 10:48 AM

Applicants’ research must address the theme of drugs and at least one of the other two themes of security and democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Deadline: 20 January

Read more here.  

Published Oct 30, 2012 09:55 AM

Article (In Norwegian) from NRK Ytring October 15th by Jemima García-Godos. The negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government, which began in Oslo on Wednesday 17th, could not have had a better starting point. It is allowed to hope that they will succeed, writes the author.

Published Oct 18, 2012 04:39 PM

Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 13 October by Camila Gianella and Catalina Vallejo from Chr Michelsen Institute, on what to expect from the peace negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government.