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“Un-Charting Territories” Call for Submissions by December 10th

Old map of caribbean and part of Latin America
October 26, 2022

A LACS 60th Anniversary (1961-2021) Event

“Un-Charting Territories” LACS February 2023 Symposium Call for Submissions -- A territory, understood as a site to be defended, is anchored by parameters of exclusivity and control. Territory is often associated with physical land mass, attributing sovereignty to nations. It can describe sites of knowledge. We can also speak of disciplinary and discursive territories governed by methodologies and subjects of study. Yet, even as colonial powers attempted to delineate Latin America and the Caribbean territories, these sites continue to resist. The Andes and the Amazon, for example, defy human efforts to draw straight lines through natural environments. Indigenous communities that do not recognize colonial separation of their ancestral lands, migrate transnationally, challenging national imaginaries. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program, we invite the Cornell community to rethink the disciplinary, environmental, political, and discursive boundaries of Latin America and the Caribbean in our 2023 Research Symposium “Un-Charting Territories.” We invite the Cornell community to submit proposals that explore dismantling territories. Learn more details HERE

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  • Migrations


  • International Development