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Past News and Events

Centre of Latin American Studies


Summer 2016

Re-Vistas and the Expanded Present: New Approaches to Latin American Periodical Culture 
Symposium-Taller and Pop-Up Exhibition
1 July 2016​
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Easter 2016

Contagion and Containment
A conference organised by graduate students in the University of Cambridge's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Latin American Cultural Studies Consortium. 
21 May 2016
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Beyond the Turmoil: Transformations and Challenges of Contemporary Brazil
17 May 2016 
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New academic mobility programme established between Cambridge and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla​
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Michaelmas 2015

The Salvador Allende Memorial Lecture (Co-organised by the Centre of Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology)
The Chilean road to capitalism: The role of agrarian reform and peasant revolt before the coup

26 October 2015
A lecture by José Bengoa, Rector and Professor of Anthropology, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago de Chile.  This lecture explains the triumph of capitalism in Chile from a historical perspective that emphasises the system of agrarian domination and its destruction by the Agrarian Reform and the peasant revolts of the period that occurred between 1967 and 1973. 
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BP, Colombia, Oil and Ethics 
Ten years ago, Gilberto Torres, a  trade unionist working in the Colombian oil industry, was kidnapped by right-wing paramilitaries and brutally tortured.  His lawyers have just lodged a claim for damages against BP in the British high court - a move which is regarded as a test case in corporate ethics. Trade unionist Gilberto Torres will speak along with his British and Colombian lawyers, and experts on corporate ethics, at this special event hosted by the Centre of Latin American Studies and the Centre of Governance and Human Rights.
21 October 2015
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Indios y putos en la literatura argentina": Dos clases a cargo del escritor y crítico Carlos 
The Centre of Latin American Studies is very pleased to announce two special lectures on Argentine literature, to be given by the acclaimed writer and literary critic Carlos Gamerro. They will include material from Carlos's most recent book, Facundo o Martín Fierro, published this summer and receiving excellent reviews.
7 and 8 October 2015

Competition: Grants for Latin American PhD students
(Deadline: 30 September 2015​)
The Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, is pleased to announce two Santander mobility grants for PhD students from Latin America to spend between two and three months in Cambridge between 1 January and 30 June 2016. Applicants must be currently registered in a doctoral programme at one of the universities within the Santander Universities network.  Learn more >