Main lines of action:
The Andean Bogota center develops two main research lines. The first one is about cultural diversity issues, in the fields of history, literature, politics and law. In this framework, the Bogota center and the Faculty of Human Sciences of the National University of Colombia have organized in 2017 a cycle of conferences divided into 6 sessions, untitled “Constraint and emancipation. Latin America and the Caribbean”, as part of the France-Colombia Year includies. This event has received the support of the University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, the “Group of Reflection and Studies on Colombia, America and the Caribbean” (GRECOL-ALC), French Institute of Andean Studies (IFEA), the Pontifical Javeriana University, the Caro y Cuervo Institute, Bank of the Republic and the National General Sarmiento University.
In 2018, the Andean Bogota center supports the congress “Continental Intercultural Meeting of Amerindian Literatures”, which will take place between April 28th and May 1st in Pontifical Javeriana University and the International Fair of Book. Fifteen indigenous writers will take part in this meeting, from various American countries, such as Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
The second main research line of the Bogota center concerns issues about the partial resolution of the armed conflict in Colombia. In this framework, the center organizes with the Faculty of Human Sciences of the National University of Colombia, the cycle of conferences “Past and Present: thinking social orders”, with the cooperation of IFEA, GRECOL-ALC, University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Bank of the Republic, the Pontifical Javeriana University and the French Ambassy in Colombia.
From June 2011 to February 2016, the Andean Bogota center was hosted in the Andean Parliament, where an active collaboration could be implemented in a “think thank” spirit.
On March 21th 2017, was signed the cooperation framework agreement between IdA and the National University of Colombia. The framework agreement plans the organization of scientific activities and exchange of professors between both institutions. Moreover, it encourages the realization of doctoral thesis under a shared supervision between IdA member’s universities and the Faculty of Human Sciences of the National University.
From now on, the Andean Bogota center has an office in the building of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the National University of Colombia.
Laura Lema Silva’s thesis (University Lumière Lyon 2, ED 484 3LA): “Language’s policies in Colombia: literature, social movements and critical Latin American though”, under the supervision of Alvar de la Llosa.
Local center supervisor: Max Hering Torres, Asociated Profesor of the History Department of the National University of Colombia and coordinator of the Colombian Directory of Social History and Culture.
IdA supervisor: Georges Lomné, IdA Scientific Council member.