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Decolonizing Enlightenment

Call for Applications

Theme: Decolonizing Enlightenment
Type: 2019 Chimborazo Summer School (CHSS)
Institution: Department of Anthropology, History and the Humanities,
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Location: Quito (Ecuador)
Date: 5.–16.8.2019
Deadline: 24.7.2019

Chimborazo Summer School (CHSS) is a new, bilingual
(English/español), two-week intensive certificate course based in
Quito and designed for advanced students, professionals, academics
and consultants in all disciplines, studies and fields of knowledge.
It will be particularly of interest to those working in the
anthropology, history and philosophy of science and knowledge. The
CHSS is an initiative of the Department of Anthropology, History and
the Humanities at FLACSO-Ecuador.

The theme of the 2019 Summer School is "Decolonizing Enlightenment."
Led by FLACSO emeritus professors Mark Thurner (University of London)
and Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas), this edition of
the CHHS coincides with the 250th anniversary of the birth of
Alexander von Humboldt. Participants will engage the most recent
research, theory and debates on the critical place of Hispanic
America in the global enlightenment. The 2019 School offers a unique
opportunity for CHSS students to participate in several related
Humboldtian academic and cultural events in Quito, including the
LAGLOBAL symposium, "The Invention Of Humboldt" (12-13 August). The
CHSS includes field trips to museums and historical and natural sites
of interest, including the iconic Chimborazo Volcano.

Cost: $ 500

To apply, please visit the FLACSO website at:

For informal queries, please contact:

Mark Thurner

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra at


Prof Mark Thurner
Institute of Latin American Studies
University of London