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Centre of Latin American Studies

Alison Richard Building, front

CLAS Open Seminar 

Michaelmas Term, 2020
Mondays (Online via Zoom) 17.00 - 18.30 (UK time)  Attendance is free, please register HERE


Monday 12 October
Anthropology of Violence and Challenges of Feminist Ethnography. Experiences from Mexico 
Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo 
(Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, México DF)

Monday 19 October
White cannibalism in the illegal slave trade: The peculiar case of the Portuguese schooner Arrogante in 1837
Manuel Barcia (Chair of Global History, University of Leeds, author of 'The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade' (2020) )  
Discussant: Sabine Cadeau, (Legacies of Enslavement Project Research Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge)

Monday, 2 November
Desarrollo y política en América del Sur: variedades, discursos y alternativas (in Spanish)
Eduardo Gudynas (Centro Latino Americano de Ecología Social (CLAES), Montevideo, Uruguay)

Monday, 9 November
Science in Latin America: Mental Health and Post-Conflict in Colombia
The Centre of Latin American Studies and Cambridge Global Challenges invite the entire Latin American community to discuss Science in Latin America. The first meeting in February this year revealed the enormous amount of research carried out by researchers from Latin America in Cambridge, and, also, the excellent work about Latin America by several groups throughout the university. Many synergies arose from that meeting, and a first inter-disciplinary project has emerged. In the meeting of Science in Latin America, the participants of this bid will share the theme of their application.

This interdisciplinary project links the Psychiatry Department and the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge with the Medicine Faculty at Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, to study the impact of sustained violence in the Espacios Territoriales de Capacitacion y Reincorporacipon (ETCRs) where communities of ex-combatants coexist in with civilian communities who were victims.
Felipe Hernandez (Director, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge)
Liliana Galindo & Julieta Galante (Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge)

Monday 16 November
Living Backstage: Housing and Hiding Havana’s Early-Twentieth-Century Workers
Styliane Philippou (Architect and Independent Scholar, Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, National Technical University of Havana, since 2012)

Monday 30 November
Styles of development, intersectional inequalities, and the entangled crises in Brazil
Sérgio Costa (Freie Universität Berlin) and Fernando Rugitsky (Universidade de São Paulo – USP and CLAS Visiting Scholar)