CFP Third Conference "Thinking Latin America Right-Wing in the 20th Century"

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Call for Papers
August 20, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Contemporary History

The Third Conference  "Thinking Latin America Right-Wing in the 20th Century" will be hosted by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. This conference is the continuation of two previous conferences held in France (2014) and Argentina (2016) which saw the gradual emergence of a community of researchers working on the questions of identities, ideas, practices and discourses of actors and movements from Latin American right-wing. The right-wing parties’ growing influence all around the world is obvious and the issue has gained political relevance in the light of recent electoral results in Argentina, France and the United States of America and with the removal of President D. Rousseff from office in 2016 in Brazil, which was provoked by - and resulted in - a right-wing shift, not to mention the crisis which, along with the Chavist regime, seems to be shaking Venezuela. This situation prompts us to study in more depth this subject of great scientific relevance, to study it in the light of the theoretical and methodological tools of History and Social Sciences, without losing sight of its political importance for the times to come.

Our purpose is not to establish canonical definitions, but rather to contribute to set general frameworks for this field of study whose historical relevance and actuality are no longer to be demonstrated, but whose limits and fundamental characteristics are still debated. It is with the aim of promoting the increase of research on this political family and to favor its understanding that we are organizing this third Conference and inviting researchers to participate in this debate, with the hope of consolidating this field of research in Latin America.

Ten panels are planned for this conference, which have been conceived as guidelines for those wishing to present a paper.  Selected articles will be included in one of the panels that will be moderated by a recognized specialist.

1) The right-wing and religions (beliefs, ecclesiastical institutions, religious discourses, etc.)

2) The right-wing and youth, educational institutions and students

3) Women, family models, desirable and repressed femininity and masculinity (gender perspective)

4) The right-wing in power and its public policies (economic, social, labour, military, etc.)

5) Parties and social organizations, social power and right-wing social networks

6) The right-wing and the Armed Forces (institutional and personal, public and clandestine links)

7) Ideologies, social imaginary and political cultures of the right-wing

8) Conceptual debates, theoretical definitions and historiography of right-wing

9) Right-wing leisure, cultural consumption and sporting activities

10) Right-wing and economics: trade unions, lobbies, professional and business associations, economists and economic knowledge

Paper submission:

Authors are invited to submit papers (either in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese) to be evaluated by the scientific board. It must be sent to this e-mail address ( and include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Panel you wish to be included in
  • Abstract of the paper (2500 - 3000 signs max. with spaces)
  • Author(s) name(s), affiliations and addresses (Institution, e-mail, postal address, phone number).
  • A brief curriculum vitae (or resume) for each author and list of works and publications are also required.

Important deadlines:

February 28th, 2018: Deadline to submit presentation abstracts and papers

April 5th, 2018: Notification of acceptance

July 1st, 2018: Submission of the full-length paper

Contact Info: 


Ernesto Bohoslavsky (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento,, Stéphane Boisard (Institut National Universitaire Jean-François Champollion, ) and Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais,

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