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  • Date and time: Thursday 26 September 2019, 9am to Friday 27 September 2019, 5pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre, York Medical Society, Stonegate (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public, students, staff
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

This International Workshop is the second event related to a collaborative project on Contested Territories, funded by the White Rose University Consortium. Our network of Social Science, Arts, Humanities and Environmental researchers from the Universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield are continuing a series of events focusing on interdisciplinary dialogues on conflict, resistance and development alternatives in Latin America. Our key aim is stimulating critical discussions on Contested Territories in Latin America.

This is a 2-day workshop taking place from 26th to 27th September 2019 at the Department of Politics at the University of York. There are no fees to pay and light meals will be provided during the workshop. However, we cannot support travel and accommodation (unless for those affiliated with the collaborative project and research network at the Universities of Sheffield or Leeds).

Abstracts may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or English, summarising the objectives of the proposed paper communication and explain how they relate to the key questions addressed in this call. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and include the names, contact details and affiliation of all authors. In the afternoon of September 27th, we will offer a grant writing workshop led by a senior academic. The aim of this workshop is to encourage collaborations between workshop participants and to further consolidate a research network on Contested Territories. Please indicate in your abstract (not included in the 200 words) if you would like to attend this part of the workshop and indicate up to two research areas (no more than 50 words) related to Contested Territories around which you would like to collaborate. Priority will be given to PhD and ECRs but the event is open to all.

Submission Deadline: 16th of August 2019

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Further information can be found in the below PDF link: 

The Political Economy of Contested Territories in Latin America (PDF , 92kb)

All accepted participants will be asked to produce short paper communication of 900-1250 words by 13th September 2019. Papers will be shared with all participants prior to the workshop to better prepare interaction and discussion. The chair in each session will then use these contributions to instigate a panel conversation amongst the speakers and wider participants. We will not rely on PowerPoint presentations as part of this event. Instead, the aim of this format is to focus on debate and conversation rather than the presentation of papers. If you agree, we would like to publish your contribution as part of a new Contested Territories blog.