The Organizing Committee of the 56th International Congress of Americanists (ICA) invites the scholarly community to participate in the congress that will take place in Salamanca from the 15th to the 20th of July of 2018. Under the motto “Universality and particularism in the Americas,” this edition of the ICA invites us to reflect on the relationship between universality and particularism in the production of knowledge, a dialogue in which the need to know the idiosyncrasies of social, political, artistic, and cultural phenomena, leads us to create new hypotheses in order to enrich and rethink grand social theories in the sciences and the humanities.
The multidisciplinary and inclusive character of ICA since its beginning in 1875 as an area congress underscores the importance of this dynamic in the production of knowledge. Based on an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach, ICA gathers together researchers who study the politics, the economics, the cultures, the languages, the history, and the prehistory of the Americas, from Alaska to the Caribbean and Tierra del Fuego. The congress welcomes contributions on the specificities of Latin America and the Caribbean. The goal is to enrich social general theories.
THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANISTS
- Previous Congresses
- Permanent Committee
- Scientific Comittee ICA 2018
- Local Committee
The International Congress of Americanists is a scientific activity of a long tradition. The first Congress was held in the city of Nancy in France, in August 25 of 1875, called by the Société Américaine de France and they have met without interruption since then. Its immediate goal: “contribuer au progrès des études ethnographiques, linguistiques et historiques relatives aux deux Amériques, spécialement pour les temps antérieurs à Christophe Colomb, et de mettre en rapport les personnes qui s’intéressent à ces études”.
During the ten first versions of the International Congress of Americanists, the seat was in Europe. The first Congress in America was held in Mexico, in 1895. Since then, it has been tried to alternate the seat between the old and new world.
Along the time, the Congresses increased the number of subjects studied and nowadays they gather specialists in Anthropolgy, Archaeology, Art, Law, Economy, Education, Philosophy, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Urban Studies, Human Rights and other technological areas.
Today the International Congress of Americanists (ICA) meets every three years and is attended by a high number of participants in a wide variety of scientific activities: simposia, conferences, meetings of international associations and organizations related to american studies, etc.
Comas, Juan: Cien años de Congresos Internacionales de Americanistas. Ensayo histórico-crítico y bibliográfico, UNAM, México 1974.
Proyecto Filosofía en español, “Congreso Internacional de Americanistas desde 1875”, www.filosofia.org/ave/001/a051.htm
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES OF AMERICANISTS HELD SINCE 1875
1º – 1875, Nancy
President: Baron Guerrier de Dumast. General Secretary: Alfred Rambaud
2º – 1877, Luxembourg
President: Francois-Xavier Wurth-Paquet. General Secretary: Dr. Henrion
3º – 1879, Brussels
President: Baron A.C.A.L. Goethels. General Secretary: Anatole Bamps
4º – 1881, Madrid
President: José Luis Albreda. General Secretary: Cesáreo Fernández Duro
5º – 1883, Copenhagen
President: Johan Jakob A. Worsaae. General Secretary: W.A. Carteasen
6º – 1886, Turin
President: Ariodante Fabretti. General Secretary: Guido Cora
7º – 1888, Berlin
President: Wilhelm Reiss. General Secretaries: Gustav Hellmann, Otto Olshausen
8º – 1890, Paris
President: Armand de Quatrefages de Brea. General Secretary: Desiré Pector
9º – 1892, Huelva
President: Antonio María Fabié. General Secretary: Justo Zaragoza
10º – 1894, Stockholm
Presidents: Gustav A. Tamm, Rudolf Virchow, Adolf E. Nordenskiold. General Secretary: Carl Bovallius
11º – 1895, Mexico City
President: Joaquín Baranda. General Secretary: Trinidad Sánchez Santos
12º – 1900, Paris
President: Ernest T. Hamy. General Secretary: Henri Froidevaux
13º – 1902, New York
President: Morris K. Jesup. General Secretary: Marshall H. Saville
14º – 1904, Stuttgart
President: Karl Von de Steinen. General Secretary: Kurt Lampert
15º – 1906, Quebec
President: Robert Bell. General Secretary: Narcisse E. Dione
16º – 1908, Vienna
President: Wilhelm Freiherr Von Weckbecker. General Secretary: Franz Heder
17º – 1910 (Firts Part), Buenos Aires
President: José Nicolás Matienzo. General Secretary: Robert Lehmann-Nitsche
17º – 1910 (Second Part), Mexico City
President: Eduard Seler. General Secretary: Genaro García
18º- 1912, London
President: Clements Robert Markham. General Secretaries: F.C.A. Sarg, Adela A. Breton
19º – 1915, Washington
President: John W. Fisher. General Secretary: Alex Hrdlicka
20º – 1922, Rio de Janeiro
President: Antonio Carlos Simoens da Silva. General Secretary: Adolpho Morales de los Ríos
21º – 1924 (First Part), The Hague
President: Theodore Félix Albert Delprat. General Secretary: D. Alberts
21º – 1924 (Second Part), Göteborg
President: Oscar Von Sydow. General Secretary: Erland H. Nordenskiold
22º – 1926, Rome
President: Amedo Giannini. General Secretary: Guido Valeriano Callegari
23º – 1928, New York
President: Franz Boas. General Secretaries: P.E. Goddart, Nels C. Nelson
24º – 1930, Hamburg
President: Georg Christian Thilenius. General Secretary: Rudolf Grossmann
25º – 1932, La Plata
President: Ricardo Levene. General Secretary: Fernando Márquez Miranda
26º – 1935, Seville
President: Gregorio Marañón Posadillo. General Secretary: José María Torroja Miret
27º – 1939 (First Part), Mexico City
President: Alfonso Caro. General Secretary: Pablo Martínez del Río
27º – 1939 (Second Part), Lima
President: Alfredo Solf y Muro. General Secretary: Jorge Basadre
28º – 1947, Paris
President: Paul Rivet. General Secretary: André Leroi-Gourhan
29º – 1949, New York
President: Alfred L. Kroeber. General Secretary: Alfred V. Kidder
30º – 1952, Cambridge
President: J. Eric S. Thompson. General Secretary: Hermann J. Braunholtz
31º – 1954, Sao Paulo
President: Paul Rivet. General Secretary: Herbert Baldus
32º – 1956, Copenhagen
President: Kaj Birket-Smith. General Secretary: Jens Yde
33º – 1958, San Jose de Costa Rica
President: Doris Stone. General Secretaries: Carlos Meléndez, Alvar Antillón
34º – 1960, Vienna
President: Robert Heine-Geldern. General Secretary: Anna Hohenwart-Gerlachstein
35º – 1962, Mexico City
President: Ignacio Bernal. General Secretary: Miguel León Portilla
36º – 1964, Madrid-Barcelona-Seville
President: Luis Pericot García. General Secretary: José Alcina Franch
37º – 1966, Mar del Plata
President: Alberto Rex González. General Secretary: Víctor A. Nuñez
38º – 1968, Stuttgart-Munich
President: Hermann Trimborn. General Secretary: Otto Zerries
39º – 1970, Lima
President: José Matos Mar. General Secretary: Fernando Fuenzalida Vollmar
40º – 1972, Rome-Geneve
President: Ernesta Cerulli. General Secretary: Italo Signorini
41º – 1974, Mexico City
President: Guillermo Bonfil Batalla. General Secretary: Enrique Florescano Mayet
42º – 1976, Paris
President: Claude Lévi-Strauss. General Secretary: Jacques Lafaye
43º – 1979, Vancouver
President: Cyril Belshaw. General Secretary: Alfred Siemens
44º – 1982, Manchester
President: Harold Blakemore. General Secretaries: John Fisher, David Fox, David Preston
45º – 1985, Bogota
President: Rafael Rivas Posada. General Secretaries: Nohra Rey de Marulanda, Jorge Orlando Melo, Marco Palacios, Manuel Rodríguez Becerra
46º – 1988, Amsterdam
President: Harry Hoetink. General Secretaries: Kees den Boer, Jan Kleipenning, Jan Lechner, Hans de Wit
47º – 1991, New Orleans
President: Richard E. Greenleaf. General Secretary: Munro S. Edmonson
48º – 1994, Stockholm-Uppsala
President: Magnus Mörner. General Secretary: Jan-Ake Alvarsson
49º – 1997, Quito
President: Hernán A. Andrade. General Secretary: Segundo E. Moreno Yáñez
50º – 2000, Warsaw
President: Andrzej Dembicz. General Secretary: Mariusz Ziólkowski
51º – 2003, Santiago de Chile
President: Luis A. Riveros Cornejo. General Secretary: Milka Castro Lucic
52º – 2006, Seville
President: Miguel Florencio Lora. General Secretaries: Antonio Acosta Rodríguez, María Luisa Laviana Cuetos
53º – 2009, Mexico
President: Elio Masferrer Kan. General Secretaries: Elizabeth Díaz Brenis, Jorge René González Marmolejo
54º – 2012, Viena
President: Martina Kaller-Dietrich. General Secretaries: Claudia Augustat, Josefina Echavarría, Georg Grünberg, David Mayer, Berthold Molden, Stefanie Reinberg
55º – 2015, San Salvador
President: Walter Raudales. General Secretaries: Ramón Rivas, Catalina Machuca
Statutes of the International Congress of Americanists
The International Congress of Americanists has as its object the historical and scientific study of the two Americas and their inhabitants.
The Congress will take place every three years; as a far as possible it shall alternate its sessions between the Old and New Worlds; it cannot meet consecutively in the same country.
It is composed of all those persons who have requests admission and paid their subscription. The Organizing Committee can refuse applications for either regular or associate membership from persons who, in any preceding Congress, have strayed from the ways of science or caused disagreements or trouble.
At the end of each session the Congress designates the place where the next session shall be held, and chooses a certain number of persons charged to constitute an Organizing Committee at the designated place.
The Committee names its President, and chooses up to six Vicepresidents, up to four General Secretaries and such other officers as is appropriate to the efficient running of the Congress.
The Committee fixes the exact date of the meetings, the number of sessions, the amount of subscription, arranges the program and the subjects to be treated. It prepares, if appropriate, preliminary reports to be produced at the Congress, sends the invitations, receives fees, and issues members` credentials and publishes a records of the Congress although it is not obliged to publish all or any of the papers presented.
The list of subjects considered by the Committee are sent beforehand to the members; they may propose for the committee`s consideration such modifications as appear to be useful; a part of the sittings of each sessions is also reserved for questions not included in the program, which may be proposed by a member and accepted by the Committee.
The official languages of the Congress are: Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Italian, with the addition in each case of the language of the country in which the Congress takes place.
The Congress may confer on persons noted for services rendered by them to American studies the titles of Honorary President or Vicepresident.
A Permanent Committee composed of the present and former Presidents and General Secretaries is charged to maintain the tradition of the Congress, to watch over the proper execution of the regulations and to face the unforeseen difficulties which might arise in the interval between two sessions. All presidents and one General Secretary from each Congress session will be entitled to vote on matters debated by the Permanent Committee.
The Permanent Committee will appoint a Liaison sub-committee to advise and assist organizing committees on matters concerning forthcoming Congress. The Permanent Committee may appoint such sub-committees as is required.
All modifications of these Statutes shall be proposed and approved in plenary sessions and will not be effective until ratified by succeeding Congress.
Permanent Committee of International Congress of Americanists · 2015-2018
- Jan-Åke ALVARSSON, Sweden – President [*]
- Elizabeth DÍAZ BRENIS, Mexico – Vicepresident [*]
- Walter RAUDALES, El Salvador – Secretary [*]
- Antonio ACOSTA RODRÍGUEZ, Spain
- Milka CASTRO LUCIC, Chile [*]
- Horacio CERUTTI GULDBERG, Mexico [*]
- Kees DEN BOER, Netherlands [*]
- John R. FISHER, United Kingdom [*]
- Enrique FLORESCANO MAYET, Mexico
- Jorge René GONZÁLEZ MARMOLEJO, Mexico [*]
- Adolfo L. GONZÁLEZ RODRÍGUEZ, Spain
- Martina KALLER, Austria [*]
- Jacques LAFAYE, France
- María Luisa LAVIANA CUETOS, Spain [*]
- Miguel LEÓN PORTILLA, Mexico
- Catalina MACHUCA, El Salvador [*]
- Elio MASFERRER KAN, Mexico [*]
- David MAYER, Austria [*]
- Berthold MOLDEN, Austria [*]
- Segundo E. MORENO YÁNEZ, Ecuador [*]
- Nohra REY DE MARULANDA, Colombia
- Rafael RIVAS POSADA, Colombia
- Ramón RIVAS, El Salvador [*]
- Luis RIVEROS CORNEJO, Chile
- Mariusz ZIÓLKOWSKI, Poland [*]
With asterisk [*] the members of the Permanent Committee who have participated in at least one of
the three last congresses: 53 ICA-2009, 54 ICA-2012, 55 ICA-2015.
Carmen Martínez-Novo, University of Kentucky
Pablo Palenzuela, Universidad de Sevilla
Art and Cultural Patrimony
Antonio Notario, Universidad de Salamanca
Chris Pool, University of Kentucky
Andrés Ciudad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Sciences and the Environment
Barbara Hogenboom, Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation – CEDLA / Universiteit van Amsterdam
Alfredo Stein, University of Manchester
Communication and New Technologies
Ángel Badillo, Universidad de Salamanca
Delia Crovi, UNAM
World Views and Religious Studies
Elizabeth Díaz Brennis, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Mercedes Saizar, CONICET
José Mª Hernández, Universidad de Salamanca
Pablo Gentili, CLACSO
Catherine Boyle, King’s College London
Martina Kellar, Universität Wien
Gioconda Herrera, FLACSO-Ecuador
Arantxa Elizondo, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Diego Sánchez, University of Oxford
Andrés Rivarola, Stockholms Universitet
Scott Morgensten, University of Pittsburg
Gisella Sin, University of Illinois
Alberto Martín, Instituto Mora
Carmen Ilizarbe, Universidad Católica de Perú
Helene Renee Roux, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
Philosophy and Thought
José Luis Molinuevo, Universidad de Salamanca
Horacio Cerruti Guldberg, UNAM
María Luisa Laviana, CSIC
Ascensión Martínez Riaza, Universidad Complutense
Guillermo Mira Delli-Zotti, Universidad de Salamanca
Lingüística y literatura
Francisca Noguerol, Universidad de Salamanca
Carlos Franz, Academia de Chile
Alberto de Rey, Universidad de Salamanca
Christian Zlolniski, University of Texas at Arlington
Salvador Martí, Universitat de Girona
David Garibay, Université de Lyon 2
Sergio Caballero, Universidad de Deusto
Detlef Nolte, GIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Rodrigo Rodrigues, Universidad de Salamanca
Emerson Urizzi Cervi, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Manuel Alcántara Sáez
Francisco Sánchez López
Román Álvarez Rodríguez
Ignacio Berdugo Gómez de la Torre
Miguel Carrera Troyano
Ángel Baldomero Espina Barrio
Mercedes García Montero
José María Hernández Díaz
Guillermo Mira Delli-Zotti,
Francisca Noguerol Jiménez
Emilio Prieto de los Mozos
Julio Sánchez Gómez
José Manuel Santos
May 15th, 2017
Deadline for the presentation
of proposals for symposia.
June 15th, 2017
June 15th, 2017
Beginning of the presentation
of paper proposals.
October 20th, 2017
Closing date for the presentation
of paper proposals.
October 31th, 2017
Public communication of
Until June 1st, 2018
Submission of papers through
the Congress webpage.
To submit a proposal, select one of the thematic area.
Payment of the registration fee click here
CERTIFICATE DELIVERY POLICY
• It is a multidisciplinary congress in which there are different scientific traditions, different groups of work and different ways for presenting results, it is necessary to clarify the certificate delivery policy
• The number co-authors in a paper has increased drastically in areas where this was not usual.
• It is not possible to certify the attendance and participation in the same way as having participated in the preparation of the paper but not coming to the congress.
• There are different forms of participation in the congress: with a lecture, as an assistant and presenting a book.
• It is not allow delivering a lecture through videoconference system.
• The participation in a symposium with a paper implies the presentation of research or analysis results. Therefore, in order to enrich the debate, the speakers accept to upload a document, in the usual format of the discipline, so that other speakers can consult it. It does not have to be the final version of the paper.
The following types of certificates will be delivered
LECTURE AND ASSISTANCE. The author or co-author of a lecture that attends to the congress and pays the fees of speaker or student speaker. In addition, they must upload a final or provisional version of the paper to the ICA2018 platform. These certificates will be given personally and individually. They cannot be delivered on request.
CO-AUTHOR. The co-authors of a paper presented at the congress and paid the fees of co-author or student co-author. In addition, they must upload a final or provisional version of the paper to the ICA2018 platform. These certificates will explicitly state that the owner did NOT ATTEND to the 56th ICA Congress. It will also certify that the lecture of his co-author paper was given. The co-author in charge of the lecture will collect this certificate.
ATTENDEE. It will be awarded to all those people who pay the corresponding fee.
BOOKS PRESENTATION: It will be granted to the people who pay an additional fee, and present their work in the time and space designated by the ICA 2018 organization. The certificate will include the name of the book. For this purpose, it is necessary to fill out the following form.
Warning: The information on the certificates will be the same to the one given by the lecturers and author on the ICA 2018 website. Once delivered the certificates there will be no changes. In order to avoid mistakes it is requested to review and, if necessary, modify the information on the user’s profiles
Publication: People who want their paper on the congress memoir must submit the final version of their work on time and according to the submission guidelines published in www.ica2018.es. In order to request the publication, you must fulfil the following authorization: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/
The call for the presentation of books is available at: http://ica2018.es/inscripcion-