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Néstor Ponce

Amerika arises out of the perceived dearth of and need for an outlet for academic debate and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on the Americas from the 19th century through to the 21st century.

Thus our e-journal aims to provide a forum for discussion on the culture, history, language, sociology of a geographical area while at the same time taking account of the effects of globalisation. Latin America is present, not only physically from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, including the Caribbean zone, but thrives also in the United States, in Europe and on the other continents.

This project has been initiated by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on the Americas Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Amériques (LIRA), from Rennes 2 University which includes the post-graduate “Memory, Identity, Territory” team (Équipe de Recherche Interlangues Mémoire, Identité, Territoire-EA 4327 (ERIMIT)

LIRA brings together academics in humanities from Rennes 2, and from outside scholars both within France and elsewhere in the world, notably Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, England, Mexico, Spain and the United States. Topics centre on memory, identity and territory, examined from various non-exclusive viewpoints.

Past experience in organising seminars, conferences workshops and symposia has provided convincing evidence of the topicality and pertinence of these themes.

Amerika encourages scholars from around the world with similar interests to make contributions to this international research and debate. Articles may be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

All new initiatives represent a challenge and an adventure. We accept the challenge. Let the adventure commence.

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