[URBANTH-L] CFP: AHILA - Identities and Nationhood in Latin America (Leiden, Holland)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Oct 8 14:51:54 EDT 2007

[forwarded from H-Urban]

From: Georg Leidenberger <gleidenberger at correo.cua.uam.mx>

CALL FOR PAPERS AHILA - "Identities and Nationhood in Latin America: A
Transatlantic Perspective"

Symposium Chairs:
Dr. Aimer Granados aimer at correo.xoc.uam.mx
Dr. Michael Schuessler mschuess at gmail.com

XV International Conference of the AHILA
Leiden, Holland, August 26-29, 2008

Symposium Chairs:
Dr. Aimer Granados, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa
Dr. Michael Schuessler, Barnard College

Identities and Nationhood in Latin America
A Transatlantic Perspective

The national historiographies of Latin America have emphasized processes
that, from economic, political, societal and, to a lesser degree, cultural
perspectives, have shed much light upon the formation of identities and
concepts of nationhood. Notwithstanding the great contributions these
approaches have provided, in this symposium we propose to discuss and debate
said contributions with the goal of highlighting the transatlantic context
brought to bear upon the construction of identities and nationhood in the 
called "other Occident." This will allow us to set our national histories
within an international context that will consequently lead to a broadening
of their methodological, theoretical, and thematic scope.
The objective of this symposium is to approach the transatlantic
context in relation to the formation of identity and nationhood in Latin
America from a specific, cultural perspective. Based upon this idea, the
specific themes to be approached are related to cultural contexts and
relations in a broad sense: transcultural agencies and networks, literature,
language, tendencies of thought, ideas concerning city planning as well as
scientific transfers and exchanges, religious and metaphysical practices,
and urban social and cultural phenomena, amongst other topics.

Scholars interested in participating in this panel should send their
abstract by electronic mail to both coordinators (see above for addresses).
The abstract should be a summary of less than 300 words and include the name
of the presenter, email, degree, and academic institution. Abstracts must be
received by January 31, 2008. Those whose papers were accepted will be
contacted by February 29th, 2008.
 Note: the panels have a 15 person limit and their configuration will be
determined by the topic of the papers, the problems they consider, as well
as the region of Latin America under consideration.
For more information please consult the conference's official website:

Dr. Georg Leidenberger
Cuerpo Académico de Historia Intelectual
Departamento de Humanidades
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) 

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