Open calls

1. Research fellowships: The Anthropocene as multiple crisis: Cinema in the anthropocene

The laboratory of knowledge «The Anthropocene as a multiple crisis: Latin American perspectives» opens a call for two research grants, one from Latin American, one from Germany, to explore the concept of the Anthropocene in relation to audiovisual representations and film projects. The grants cover a three to eight months stay in residence at the CALAS headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico. In addition, to conduct their research project, the fellow are expected to organize a film cycle dealing with the Anthropocene in relation to the multiple environmental crises in Latin America.

The call is open until October 15, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

2. International Seminar: Intersectionality, Equity and Social Policies, Havana, Cuba, December 2-3, 2021

In collaboration with the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO Cuba) and the Social Policy Network, ascribed to the University of Havana, CALAS convenes the first International Seminar on «Intersectionality, Equity and Social Policies», which will take place December 2 and 3, 2021, in Havana in blended learning mode. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the theoretical and methodological contributions of the intersectional approach and to critically systematize research results. In this way, the seminar aims to value its practical contributions in development projects, local-community transformation experiences, institutional policies and public policies..

The call (Spanish only) is open until September 29, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

3. International Conference: Confronting inequalities in Latin America: perspectives on wealth and power, Mexico, May 11-13, 2022

The international Conference that concludes the CALAS knowledge laboratory "Confronting Inequalities in Latin America: Perspectives on Wealth and Power" takes up the three research axes of the laboratory. The aim is to discuss them from an integral perspective regarding their significance for contemporary social knowledge within the framework of an epistemological revision of the social sciences in the face of the imminent historical changes that the region is currently undergoing. Its contribution to the analysis of strategies to combat inequality, the political reflection of democratic options in the continent and a renewed approach to the question of cultural change that integrates issues of diversity, but also of social inequality, is central. It is not only necessary to systematize the results, but also to place them in a broader context. In this thematic context, the aim is to analyze the role of social inequality and elites for possible policy proposals and to investigate the connections between inequality and nature.

The call is open until October 31, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

4. Platform for Dialogue: Authoritarianism in Democracy. Transregional and historical perspectives on disputed spaces; Guadalajara, Mexico, March 8-10, 2022

In Latin America in recent years, electoral processes have given rise to the political legitimization of actors and forces that promote anti-democratic discourses and values. This problem finds its empirical expression in the restructuring of electoral systems to ensure long-term elitist interests, the issuance of presidential decrees and laws limiting freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly and/or coalition. The central objective of this Platform for Dialogue is to develop a space for dialogue, reflection and analysis from different approaches, methodologies and disciplines on the convergence between democracy and authoritarian elements in terms of their trans-regional connections and their scalar scope. We invite contributions that focus on the study of spaces of interdependence and deliberately seek or address the multidisciplinary dialogue between political science, geography, (urban) sociology and empirically based global history.

The call is open until October 31, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

5. Platform for Dialogue: Identities, Genders, and Inequalities in Latin America; Buenos Aires, Argentina, April, 20-22, 2022

For more than two centuries, feminist thought and theory have been shedding light on the forms and mechanisms that inequalities in gender relations take and the consequences they have on the living conditions of women and LGBTIQ people. With the aim of promoting dialogues and debates between the productions in Europe and the United States and the appropriations and productions from Latin America, this Platform for Dialogue proposes to gather the contributions of the intersectional perspective, queer thought, the imprint of Afro feminism and feminisms of color, the approaches of eco feminism, ethnofeminism and the decolonial gaze as they contribute regional narratives that reconfigure and reinvent Latin American gender identities in pursuit of emancipation at different levels and spheres of social life.

The call is open until October 29, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

6. International Summer School: Environments of Inequality. Crises, Conflicts, Comparisons; Guadalajara, Mexico, September 25 to 30, 2022

In collaboration with the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI PRO) at UC Berkeley, and the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1288 “Practices of Comparing” at Bielefeld University, CALAS convenes an international Summer School from September 25 to 30, 2000, at its headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico. The summer school is open to doctoral students with an interest in history from any field, literary studies, geographies, environmental humanities, sociology, political science, anthropology, ethnic studies, economics, or legal studies. Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work.

The call is open until September 30, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.