[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] In the framework of the research axis “Recherches Américanistes,” AMERIBER, an interdisciplinary research group at Université Bordeaux Montaigne invites submissions for participation at a forthcoming colloquium entitled “Histoire des (in)égalités ethno-raciales au Mexique, Amérique Centrale et Caraïbes (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles)” [History of ethno-racial (in)equalities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (18th-21st centuries)] to be held in Bordeaux, France, June 19-20, 2018. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.
Description: What interests us here is to analyze what we may call “ethno-racial inequalities” and to conduct a comparative discussion both chronologically and spatially. In other words, we seek to evaluate ethno-racial inequalities over time (from the 18th century to the present day), but also the particularities and similarities of cases between different geographical areas of the Latin American world and more precisely in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
[. . .] For this analysis, the interest is to return to categorizations or ethno-racial categories, ethno-racial treatment and discrimination, state and national projects and ethno-racial categories, censuses and ethno-racial variables, segregation spaces, marginalization, etc.
The main objective is to study the phenomenon of ethno-racial inequalities in these regions of Latin America from an essentially historical—but also multidisciplinary— perspective.
For full information and guidelines, see http://calenda.org/429854