P50
New approaches and clusters for Latin American Studies in Germany

Convenors:
Detlef Nolte (ADLAF)
Location:
Malet G15
Start time:
3 April, 2014 at 9:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is currently funding several large scale research clusters to promote area studies including three projects with a focus on Latin America. These projects are innovative with regard to their topics and their multidisciplinary approach. The projects and the initiative of the ministry relate to the broader debate about the future direction and orientation of area studies. The panel will highlight these projects and will additionally present a new comparative area studies approach developed in an another research cluster related to Latin America (and other areas like Africa and Asia).

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