Latin American Studies in France, Germany and the Netherlands: recent developments and challenges
Detlef Nolte (ADLAF)
Sebastien Velut (Sorbonne nouvelle)
Michiel Baud (CEDLA, Amsterdam)
Jens R Hentschke (Vice-President of SLAS)
Malet B29
Start time:
3 April, 2014 at 11:30 (UTC+0)
Session slots:

Short abstract:

The 50th anniversary of SLAS is an opportune moment to look at how Latin American Studies have developed in continental Europe and what new approaches and directions our sister associations in France, Germany, and the Netherlands have chosen.

Long abstract:

This panel unites the president of the German Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Deutsche Lateinamerika-Forschung (ADLAF), Detlef Nolte, the director of the French Institute des Hautes Études d'Amérique Latine (IHEAL), Sebastien Vélut, and Michiel Baud, the director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, Amsterdam (CEDLA) and member of the Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS). They will look back at the development of Latin American Studies in their countries, analyse the challenges our field(s) currently face(s), and highlight the new disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches researchers in continental Europe have chosen to strengthen Area Studies in a globalised world.