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The HCIAS becomes member of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA is a worldwide network dedicated to international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of regional research. The RSA’s Latin America division offers researchers of various disciplines with a focus on this region a platform to exchange knowledge.


Framework agreement between Heidelberg University and the Instituto Cervantes. The HCIAS and the Heidelberg University Language Center (ZSL) are working in coordination on the part of the University on the implementation of joint activities in research, education, and knowledge transfer regarding language and culture of Spain and Ibero-America. The agreement was signed by the rector of Heidelberg University and the director of the Instituto Cervantes on July 3rd. 


Series of publications on the condition of the Spanish language in Europe. Collaboration between the HCIAS, the University of Zurich, and the Instituto Cervantes on the publication of a series of literature covering demolinguistic studies of Spanish in Europe. 


HCIAS becomes part of the international network PRESEEA for sociolinguistic research of the Spanish-speaking communities.

Researchers within the project work at creating a corpus of spoken Spanish with particular regard to geographic and social information. The project links research and promotes exchange of knowledge.

With project funding within Field of Focus 3 Heidelberg becomes the first German university in PRESEEA. 

HCIAS in the Media

Language as a mirror of society
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation illustrates the research profile of Humboldt professor Francisco Moreno-Fernández in a film


Francisco Moreno-Fernández on the influence of the Spanish language in the construction of identities within the ongoing debate about racism and the use of language for ideological-political purposes.

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Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies · HCIAS

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Founded in August 2019, the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies · HCIAS is a central research institution and located at the intersection of two main research fields at Heidelberg University in the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences: "Cultural Dynamics in Globalized Worlds" (Field of Focus 3) and "Self-Regulation and Regulation: Individuals and Societies" (Field of Focus 4).


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The HCIAS takes full advantage of Heidelberg University’s research and teaching prowess to address new and ongoing interdisciplinary issues concerning Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula as well as regions with which they are historically or socioeconomically linked, such as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia. Its overarching goal is the sustainable establishment of research, teaching and knowledge transfer on, with and in Ibero-America and its areas of influence around the guiding theme of "Spaces and Dynamics".

By approaching the macro-region of Ibero-America with consideration being given to all dimensions of academic activity, the HCIAS expands upon Heidelberg University’s existing focuses on South and East Asia, as well as on North America, and contributes to the building of the University's profile in the field of Area Studies.

Region-specific University Structures 2002-2019. In 2002, Heidelberg University established the Heidelberg Center Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile. The HCLA has been a DAAD Excellence Center in Research and Teaching since 2009 and offers graduate programs and other degree programs in collaboration with the Pontificial Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chile. To further encourage scholarly dialogue with Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, the Center for Iberoamerica (IAZ) in Heidelberg was founded in 2011. As an institution of the Faculty of Modern Languages, a significant portion of the IAZ’s research activities was dedicated to the establishment of an international network for junior researchers focusing on topics related to Ibero-American languages and cultures. In 2019, the IAZ merged with the interdisciplinary HCIAS. At the HCLA a new line of research in Advanced Studies is being planned in conjunction with the HCIAS research program.
















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