Pensar el Ecuador desde el mundo, pensar el mundo desde el Ecuador. 2da Edición / Thinking about Ecuador from abroad, thinking about the world from Ecuador. 2nd Edition

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Convocatoria a presentar propuestas

Berlín, 27 y 28 de abril de 2018

La asociación Divergence en conjunto con estudiantes e investigadora/es de la universidad Humboldt, de la universidad Libre de Berlín, de la universidad Ludwig-Maximilian de Munich, del International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) de la Universidad Erasmus de Rotterdam, de la École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris (EHESS) y de la universidad París 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,  invitan a estudiantes e investigadora/os ecuatoriana/os en ciencias humanas y sociales que se encuentran en el extranjero, y también a investigadores extranjeros que se interesan en el Ecuador a participar en el Segundo Coloquio “Pensar el Ecuador desde el exterior, pensar el Mundo desde el Ecuador” que se realizará el 27 y 28 de abril de 2018 en el Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos de Berlín.

Justificación y objetivos:

En Junio 2017, se llevó a cabo en l’EHESS de Paris el Primer Coloquio: “Pensar el Ecuador desde el exterior, pensar el Mundo desde el Ecuador”, cuyo objetivo era abrir un espacio de intercambio y diálogo entre estudiantes e investigadores ecuatorianos en el exterior que permita socializar sus investigaciones, encontrar puntos de convergencias y divergencia y generar un debate académico abierto y de largo plazo.

Los resultados positivos y las sinergias generadas a partir de esta primera experiencia evidenciaron la necesidad de dar continuidad a este proceso. Como ya habíamos señalado en la convocatoria pasada y se corroboró en dicho encuentro, uno de los principales problemas que enfrentamos los estudiantes e investigadores en el extranjero es la falta de canales de comunicación e intercambio que permitan la generación de sinergias y debates al rededor de temas o investigaciones comunes o similares. Nuestro objetivo con esta segunda convocatoria es, por lo tanto, mantener abierto este espacio de diálogo.

Por esta razón, y siguiendo las mismas líneas de trabajo de la primera convocatoria, invitamos a todo/as la/os estudiantes e investigadora/os ecuatoriana/os de ciencias humanas y sociales que se encuentran en el extranjero, y también a investigadores extranjeros que se interesan en el Ecuador, a enviar sus propuestas de presentación para la realización de tres mesas de trabajo:

1° Investigaciones enfocadas en el Ecuador

2° Investigaciones comparativas o globales

3° Investigaciones sobre problemáticas no ecuatorianas.

Esta organización busca dar espacio a todas las propuestas. Sin embargo, dado las limitaciones de tiempo y en función de la cantidad de postulaciones se realizará un proceso de selección basado en revisión de pares.

Modalidad de postulación

Enviar un resumen de máximo 500 palabras, con el título de la presentación, la mesa en que desea participar, áreas o disciplinas de estudios (economía, sociología, historia, antropología u otras) y de 3 a 5 palabras clave.

El resumen debe estar acompañado del nombre del(os/as) autor(es/as), su centro de estudios o investigación y su correo electrónico

La propuestas deben ser enviadas antes del 15 de marzo de 2017 al correo electrónico: coloquio-ecu@gmx.com

Las propuestas seleccionadas serán anunciadas el 30 de marzo de 2017.

Las presentaciones el día del evento tendrán una duración máxima 20 minutos y serán seguidas de 10 minutos de preguntas y discusión.

Las presentaciones pueden ser en Español o Inglés

 

Comité organizador

Belén DIAZ (Freie Universität Berlin, Alemania)

Michelle RUIZ (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Alemania)

Sarah ESPINOSA (Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Alemania)

Jacqueline GAYBOR (ISS, Holanda)

Sofía ESPINOSA (París 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Francia)

José EGAS (EHESS, Francia)

Henry CHAVEZ (EHESS, Francia)

 

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

27th and 28th April 2018

Berlin, Germany

Divergence Association, together with students and researchers from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris 1, invite you to participate in the 2nd Edition of the Colloquium “Thinking about Ecuador from abroad, thinking about the world from Ecuador” to be held on 27 and 28 April 2018 at the Institute for Latin American Studies in Berlin.

Justification and objectives

In June 2017, the 1st Colloquium “Thinking about Ecuador from abroad, thinking about the world from Ecuador” was held at the EHESS in Paris. The objective of this initiative was to open a space for exchange and dialogue between Ecuadorian students and researchers living abroad to allow the socialization of their work, find points of convergence and divergence and generate an open and long-term academic debate.

The positive results and the synergies generated from this first experience confirmed the need to continue this process. As we have already pointed out in the previous call for proposals, one of the main problems the Ecuadorian researchers face abroad is the lack of communication and exchange channels to allow creating synergies and debates around common or similar topics. Our aim with this second call is, therefore, to keep open and continue enriching this space of dialogue.

For this reason, and following the same lines of the first call, we invite all Ecuadorian students and researchers in the human and social sciences abroad, as well as foreign researchers interested in Ecuador, to send their proposals. The thematic working groups are:

1° Research focused on Ecuador.

2° Comparative or global research.

3° Research from Ecuadorians, on non-Ecuador-related issues.

Our team will try to make room for all proposals. However, given the time constraints and depending on the number of applications, a selection procedure will be carried out based on a peer review process.

Procedure

Submission should include: Author’s name and surname, institution and email address, abstract text (no more than 500 words), title of the presentation, the group in which you want to participate, areas or disciplines of study (economy, sociology, history, anthropology or other), and 3 to 5 keywords.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to the organizing committee: coloquio-ecu@gmx.com by March 15, 2018.

The selected proposals will be announced on March 30th, 2018.

The presentations on the day of the event will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion.
Proposals and presentations could be in Spanish or English

Organizing Committee

Belén DIAZ (Freie Universität Berlin, Alemania)

Michelle RUIZ (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Alemania)

Sarah ESPINOSA (Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Alemania)

Jacqueline GAYBOR (ISS, Holanda)

Sofía ESPINOSA (París 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Francia)

José EGAS (EHESS, Francia)

Henry CHAVEZ (EHESS, Francia)

 

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Doctoral workshop on “Cultural decentralization and circulation of knowledge: peripheral experiences”

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Divergence invites you to join the doctoral workshop on “Cultural decentralization and circulation of knowledge: peripheral experiences” that will take place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris from February 1st to June 7th, 2018.

This workshop is part of a long-term reflection project aiming to create a space for multidisciplinary dialogue on cultural decentralization among researchers from peripheral countries. This workshop is open to all doctoral students wishing to build a debate on Eurocentrism, intellectual colonialism, domination over economic, political and ideological exchanges between the West and the peripheries, as well as the role of the circulation of intellectual elites in this process. It also seeks to highlight the work and reflections of peripheral doctoral students on other realities that are also peripheral but different from their own. The aim is to contribute to a reflection beyond Europe and the “global North” on the interconnections, dependencies and historical dynamics produced by the dialogue between different forms of knowledge production. This cross-reflection can also help to highlight the connections between specific regions and global structures, which are often neglected or hidden by the persistence of certain Eurocentric apriori in hegemonic thinking.

In our first session, “Re-thinking the native from inside and outside”, we will discuss the presentations of Abdul Qadar (Pakistan) and José Egas (Ecuador).

On Perils and Privileges of ‘Native’ Anthropologist: De-centering the Self of Punjabi Anthropologist against Writing and Representations

by Abdul Qadar

This paper sheds light on my recent fieldwork experiences as a native anthropologist at two different villages in Punjab. The study aims to problematize the self(ves) of a native anthropologist against the backdrop of socio-historical embeddedness of the field/locale. This paper is originated from my reflections on the possibility of a multiplicity of meanings of the key terms like ‘native’, ‘field’ and ‘self’ either of the anthropologist or of the ‘subject’. I am of the view that drawing on the comparative analysis between my fieldwork conducted at the village where an American anthropologist had already done extensive fieldwork, and my recent fieldwork at my own village, it is possible to contextualize the self of native anthropologist. It is argued that as positions of the people vis-à-vis position/distance of the native anthropologist changes, there is a necessity to realize accordingly the self of the anthropologist itself, simultaneously, both as peril and privilege. Unless the anthropologist makes him/herself aware of such intricacies, such positions influence not only the text but the eventual layout of the researcher’s relationship with his/her field.

Stared as a native on the other side of the world? The ambiguities of nativity

by Jose Egas

I argue that the fact that a researcher while being native from an akin but distant place from which his/her research is done, may create a sort of de-centered nativity that influences the anthropological practice during the fieldwork immersion. By analyzing some of the experiences faced during my research on Kerala, South India, I show how a number of specific elements of the cultural and political dynamics of the place tend to tie my regional provenance from Latin America with a local identity, and thus have different consequences for the access to the field, in practical and theoretical terms. By re-thinking the notion of native, I suggest problematizing the critical dichotomies between outsider/insider, indigenous/foreign, observed/observer in the context of the world system where the global north and south suggest a de-centralization of the regard (as a position)

Date: February 1st, 2018

Hour: 15h – 17 h

Location: EHESS, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris, (salle A05_51)

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