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Asunto:[CeHuNews] 13/03 - Alexander von Humboldt Conference
Fecha:Sabado, 15 de Febrero, 2003  20:47:10 (-0300)
Autor:Humboldt <humboldt @............ar>

Día luminoso

CeHuNews13/03

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT CONFERENCE 2003: “Travels, Travellers and Travel writing to and from Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, 15th to 20th Centuries ”

 

 

The Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, located in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, in colaboration with Humboldt State University of Arcata, California, will commemorate the bicentenary of Alexander von Humboldt’s visit to Michoacan by celebrating the II Alexander von Humboldt Conference: “Travels, Travellers and Travel Writing to and from Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, 15th to 20th Centuries”.

 

The Conference will be held in the Centro Cultural Universitario of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, in the colonial city of Morelia, state of Michoacan, Mexico, August 12-16, 2003.

 

Interested scholars and graduate students are invited to submit papers by April 25th. It is required to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words in English or Spanish, indicating paper’s title, presenter’s name, affiliation, address (mail, email, telephone, fax) and a suggestion of the Conference panel where to include the paper.

 

Proposals are to be send to:

 

Dr. Lourdes de Ita:  humboldt@jupiter.umich.mx

 

 

PANELS:

-         Humboldt in Latin America

-         Humboldt’s influence in explorers, travellers and naturalists to Latin America

-         Travel literature as historiography

-         Travel literature to Latin America as a geographical and geopolitical source

-         Travel records and piracy in Latin America

-         Travel writing and the image of the native in Latin America

-         Cartographical and graphical records of the voyage

-         Travel chronicles on Latin America

-         The traveller construction of “the other”

-         Travellers to Colonial Latin America

-         Travellers to post Colonial Latin America

-         Scientific Travellers to Latin America

-         Travellers to Michoacan

 

 

TOPICS

 

v     History

v     Geography

v     Cartography

v     Literature

v     Other

 

à        The Conference will include four Plenary Sessions and several parallel individual presentations.

 

à        Only one presentation per participant will be allowed.

 

à        The official languages of the Conference will be English and Spanish. There will be no simultaneous translation.

 

à        Reading of the papers should not exceed 20 minutes (8 pages double spaced, 2000 words approximately).

 

à        Proposals for other panels according to the general theme of the Conference are welcome. Potential panel chairs should send abstracts and details of all participants in their proposed panel.

 

à        After the Conference, the organizing members may select some papers for publication.

 

à        Submissions must be received by 25 April 2003. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made by 16 May 2003.

 

Registration fees:

 

$ 90 US Dollars for USA, Canadian and European participants.

$ 45 US Dollars for Latin American participants and others

$ 25 US Dollars for students

 

As part of the Conference, a visit to the town of Pátzcuaro will be organised. Pátzcuaro, as well as Valladolid (nowadays Morelia), were places visited by Humboldt in September 1803.

 

Information on hotels and transport to Morelia will be available shortly.


 

 

Organizing and Advisor Committee:

 

In Morelia:

 

Dr. Lourdes de Ita

Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

Email: humboldt@jupiter.umich.mx

Telfax: (+) (443) 326 5765

 

Dr. Gerardo Sánchez

Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

Telfax: (+) (443) 326 5765

 

In Mexico City:

 

Lic. Luz Fernández de Alba

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Email: luzalba01@hotmail.com

 

In Arcata, California:

 

Dr. Lilianet Brintrup

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Humboldt State University

Email: lib1@humboldt.edu

 

Dr. Francisco Javier de la Cabada

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Humboldt State University

Email: fd1@humboldt.edu

 

Elizabeth Pimentel

Humboldt State University

Email: pimentel@humboldt.edu

 

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For further information please contact:

Dr. Lourdes de Ita   humboldt@jupiter.umich.mx

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