The revolutionary wave of the New Left in Latin America and Europe (1960-1990)

18NOVEMBER - 19NOVEMBER 2013
Santiago de Compostela
Symposium

Coord.: Eduardo REY TRISTÁN (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Alberto MARTÍN ÁLVAREZ (Instituto Mora, México)
Org.: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid), Instituto Mora (México)
Col.: Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad)

Conference venue:
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Centro de Estudios Avanzados
Parque de Vista Alegre, Salvadas s/n
15705 Santiago de Compostela

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Presentation

The workshop seeks to open an academic dialogue about the origins, development and decline of the wave of revolutionary violence of the New Left in Latin America and Europe. The workshop favors the adoption of transnational perspectives that explore influences and links - ideological, material and personal- between organizations and revolutionary groups within and between the two continents. We are especially interested in such issues as the spread of ideas and repertoires of action, the collaboration, support or solidarity between organizations, and comparative perspectives that would allow us to find possible common patterns of emergence, development and disappearance of armed groups within the wave of the "New Left".

The wokshop will have two parts. During the first day, senior scholars will lead a seminar on Transnational Perspectives on Political Violence Research that will explore the state of contemporary scholarship on the New Left. The second day will be dedicated to the presentation of lines of research - of individual researchers or research teams- in order to build an international network among scholars in Latin America, Europe and the United States engaged in the comparative study of political violence and revolutionary mobilization between 1960 and 1990.

Program

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18th

9:00-13:30

Presentation

SESSION 1

Peter WALDMAN
Universität Augsburg
European Terrorism and Latin American Guerrilla: Comparability and Paths to Explore

Debate

SESSION 2

Eduardo GONZÁLEZ CALLEJA
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
The Conceptual Debate between European Terrorism and the Latin American Guerrilla. Shared or Different Waves of Mobilization?

15:00-19:30

Debate

SESSION 3

Timothy WICKHAM-CROWLEY
Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
Two Waves of Guerrilla-Movement Organizing in Latin America

Debate

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19th

RESEARCH NETWORK PROJECT:
LATIN AMERICA - EUROPE FOR THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND REVOLUTIONARY MOBILIZATION, 1960-1990


9:00-13:30

Ybon LE BOT
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris)
From Third World revolution to the social movement in globalization. Paradigm shift in Latin America

Presentation of projects and lines of research

15:00-18:00

Presentation of projects and lines of research

Discussion on future guidelines and courses of action

Debate on the possible structuring of an international research network on the topic and presentation to European calls

Proposals for future scientific meetings