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09 MAY 2022

Bienvenidos/as, boas-vindas, and welcome back to the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies! This issue of the HCIAS Newsletter features information on current calls for applications, the ongoing master's lecture series this summer semester, and the latest scientific presentations given by members of the HCIAS and visiting scholars.
Calls for applications
Academic programs


HCIAS Master's Program "Communication and Society in Ibero-America"
Now accepting applications
We invite all interested candidates to apply for the HCIAS interdisciplinary master’s program. With advanced knowledge from a variety of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences such as communication studies, political science, sociology, geography, linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and history, the program addresses the current challenges facing Ibero-American societies from a communications perspective.
Application period: International students: May 1 - June 15 & German students and international students with German qualification documents: May 1 - September 30
More information
Junctures_2022 International DAAD Summer School
We invite master's students, Ph.D. students, or undergraduate students in their final year of studies from the Social Sciences and Humanities to apply for the International Summer School at HCIAS “Critical Junctures and Windows of Opportunity for (Post-)Pandemic Societies in Europe and Latin America – Junctures_2022" (July 25 to August 2, 2022, in Heidelberg). Courses will be held in English and Spanish by teaching staff from Heidelberg and Latin America. Participants residing within the Latin-American region are eligible for an allowance to help cover their accommodations and travel expenses. Participation is free of charge. Supported by the DAAD. Deadline CfA: May 27, 2022
More about Junctures_2022
Call for Applications: 3 scholarships for doctoral candidates
The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies together with the Heidelberg Center Latin America in Santiago de Chile, is inviting young scholars to apply for one of three scholarships to pursue a doctorate in interdisciplinary Ibero-American Studies at Heidelberg University. These scholarships are to be granted by the Landesgraduiertenförderung of the State of Baden-Württemberg and will support doctoral candidates in conducting their research projects within the framework of the HCIAS doctoral research group “Communication and Society in Ibero-America”. Deadline: May 26, 2022.
Further information


HCIAS master´s lecture series
Upcoming presentation by HCIAS Junior Professor Rosa Lehmann on positionality and qualitative research on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 4:15 PM CET (Neue Uni, ehem. Senatssaal or online). The lecture series of the 2022 summer semester for the HCIAS master's program "Communication and Society in Ibero-America" features presentations from researchers from Heidelberg and abroad on their research on social, political, and economic subjects pertaining to Ibero-America and its neighbors.
Click here for the complete program


Latest presentations by HCIAS scholars

Francisco Moreno-Fernández, HCIAS director, Charlotte Blattner, and Ana Gómez Pavón, members of the HCIAS doctoral research group, participated in the conference "The value of Spanish as a heritage language" celebrated in Brussels on April 22nd and organized by KU Leuven, the Spanish Embassy and the Instituto Cervantes. 
HCIAS Junior Professor of "Migration and the Americas" Soledad Álvarez Velasco participated in the DeZIM Workshop “Behind the scenes” of human trafficking: Causes and processes involved in the criminal trade of humans" at the University of Mannheim on April 27th with a talk about human smuggling in contrast to trafficking. The aim of the workshop was to offer a cross-regional overview of the current state of research on the topic of human trafficking and to connect researchers interested in the topic across research institutes and research disciplines.
As a visiting scholar at Jagiellonian University Kraków sponsored by the DAAD Program "Ostpartnerschaften", Héctor Álvarez Mella, research associate at HCIAS, participated in the Workshop "Spanish in Central Europe" together with members of the research teams from the HCIAS Project Spanish in Europe. The workshop addressed the demolinguistic analysis of Spanish as a foreign language in Central Europe and the migration dynamics of the Spanish-speaking communities in the region.
More about Spanish in Europe

Latest presentations by HCIAS visiting scholars

Rudolf von Sinner, Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil), participated in the HCIAS Master's Program Lecture Series on May 3th. In his talk “Pandemic Religion in Brazil - socio-political perceptions and public theological reflections” he discussed the role of religions in the Brazilian public sphere.
José Luis García Delgado, Professor of Economics at the University of Nebrija, Rodolfo Guitérrez Palacios, Professor of Sociology at the University of Oviedo, and the HCIAS Director Francisco Moreno-Fernández discussed the social and migratory dynamics of Spanish in Europe from the perspectives of economics, sociology, and sociolinguistics. The round table, moderated by Héctor Álvarez Mella (research associate at HCIAS) took place on April 27th within the framework of the HCIAS international project Spanish in Europe.
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