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CFP – Traversing Cultures, Languages and Space/Yorkshire/1 Jun, 2017

In a climate dominated by the resurgence of nationalism and the proliferation of populist discourses it is extremely important to keep the debates on transnationalism and multiculturalism open. This will help dispel the fear of the other that is at the core of the aforementioned phenomena and ultimately contribute to the creation of more inclusive societies.

This interdisciplinary conference is designed to address the above challenge. It aims to explore the relationship between space and culture, focusing in particular on the circulation of ideas and the interaction of different cultural forms in a globalized world. This conference will add to recent debates on transnationalism and multiculturalism. More precisely, the conference addresses the relationship between space, culture, identity and power from the intersection of language studies (including English and Anglophone studies), cultural studies, cultural geography, political studies, and area studies.

The conference will be held on 7-8 September 2017 at York St John University (7 September) and University of Hull (8 September). To submit a presentation, please send a short abstract in English (250-300 words), along with a biographical note (100 words) to Dr Victoria Carpenter ( The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 June 2017. The presenters will be notified of the outcome by 20 June 2017.Read More »

CFP – Intellectual and Cultural Production and Political Power in Latin America/CROLAR Reviews Vol. 7(1)/30 Sept, 2017

CROLAR invites to contribute with reviews of empirical research, surveys and essays dealing with the relationships of Intellectual and Cultural Production and Political Power in Latin America. It is our aim to receive contributions elaborated from different disciplinary perspectives (social sciences, arts and humanities, public policies, cultural production and management,and many others) as well as diverse conceptual strategies (historical-intellectual reconstruction, cultural critique, decolonizing and cosmopolitical epistemologies, keynote intellectuals monographs, etc).Read More »

Tupi or not Tupi: Anthropophagy and Emulation in the Study of South-South Cooperation/Cambridge/03 Apr, 2017

Tupi or Not Tupi: Anthropophagy and Emulation in the Study of South-South Cooperation
Prof. Adriana Erthal Abdenur (Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro)

Monday 3 April 2017, 5pm
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Keynote lecture: ‘Researching South-South Development Cooperation’
conference (3-4 April 2017)

CFP – Understanding and Challenging Authoritarianism/Transnational Institute/14 Apr, 2017

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is issuing an open call for essays and contributions on authoritarianism. These may be written or artistic essays. Selected authors/artists will be invited to join an ongoing scholar-activist working group on authoritarianism.

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CFP – Agribusiness, (Neo)Extractivism and Food Sovereignty: Latin America at a Crossroads/Alternautas/21 Apr, 2017

Alternautas, an academic peer-reviewed blog, is calling for contributions for a special issue on ‘Agribusiness, (Neo) Extractivism and Food Sovereignty: Latin America at a crossroads’ (Find attached the CfP in PDF). Deadline: April 21st, 2017

In Latin America’s history, the agricultural sector has played a pivotal role. From the colonial global division of labour that assigned many Latin American colonies the role of agricultural producers, entrenching some of the most unequal patterns of land distribution in the world (Florescano 1997, Bulmer-Thomas 2003) to the current expansion of the Soybean republic in the Southern Cone of the region (Turzi 2011) and the constitutional or legal enshrinement of food sovereignty in Venezuela (1999), Ecuador (2008) and Bolivia (2009) (see McKay and Nehring 2014; Altieri and Toledo 2011), the role of the agricultural sector in the definition of the region’s developmental path – in collaboration or rejection of either the neoliberal industry or the postneoliberal state, respectively – cannot be underestimated.

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A Global Dialogue on the Production of the Postcolonial World and Its Others/Berlin/10–12 May, 2017

This “encounter” aims at starting a critical dialogue between the Global South and all other cultures outside the West beyond traditional dichotomies. We seek to have a conversation on postcolonial practices and decolonizing strategies anchored in everyday experiences. We are fundamentally interested in travelling ideas and experiences and how these traverse borders regardless of rigid conceptual definitions.

‘A global dialogue on the everyday production of the postcolonial world and its others’May 10– 12, 2017, Humboldt Universitat Zu, Berlin.

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The Sorrows of Mexico/Lydia Cacho & Anabel Hernández/Cambridge/25 May, 2017

Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández, co-authors of The Sorrows of Mexico: An Indictment of Their Country’s Failings by Seven Exceptional Writers (MacLehose Press) will be speaking in Cambridge on THURSDAY 25 MAY, 5.30PM. Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

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