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GEOPAM international network

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The international network GEOPAM is made up of researchers from Latin America, the United States, and Europe, and seeks to give public and international reach to individual and collective projects related to the geopolitical and epistemological processes that shape the societies and territories of the Americas during the long early modern period (15th to 19th centuries). GEOPAM stands out for promoting academic encounters between institutions and their members, creating collaborative interdisciplinary research, organizing experiences of places, and providing scholarly advice in the formulation and execution of academic and cultural projects.

GEOPAM was formed in 2017 thanks to funding from the International Cooperation program (REDI170261) of the National Research and Development Agency of Chile (formerly CONICYT). The main objective of this project was to create a network for high-quality academic research among international institutions, in order to investigate the first stage of globalization following the geopolitical transformations of the American continent during the 16th and 17th centuries.





GEOPAM enhances the personal research agendas of its members through collaborative research topics and problems. Projects are structured expressly to create points of contact between the scholars who make up the network. Collaboration on common projects allows for a decentralization of perspectives, disciplines, and methods to mobilize localities and individual researchers towards the discussion of long or short-term issues. Within this framework, we are interested in ensuring that these contributions have a hemispheric or global scope and represent a challenge to the issues currently being developed by the humanities, social sciences, and arts.

The collective and individual investigations within the GEOPAM network are motivated by shared concerns. We work from a common language that does not seek to homogenize responses but rather to ensure starting points that result in rich and plural interpretations.

 It is a matter of a repertoire of questions in continuous reformulation, but outlined along some fundamental lines whose origin is in geopolitics. We understand this last term not only as the policy developed by a state based on its geographical conditions, but also as the different forms – strategic and tactical – of instrumentalizing space in pursuit of economic and social objectives. Geopolitics highlights the potential of knowledge about the relationship between space and power. This knowledge is the result of the constructions and exchanges developed by various persons and institutions in America and connected that knowledge with the various scales that have coexisted since then (local, intercontinental and global).

Projects and publications

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Experiences of places


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The Network promotes encounters and dissemination activities through regular academic events in various countries with the support of the academic and cultural institutions to which its members are affiliated. Priority is given to the discussion of works in progress, the presentation of study materials with scientific and cultural potential, and multidisciplinary conceptual discussion.


We have organized more than 50 activities in recent years. The last major colloquium organized by GEOPAM took place in October 2023 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In March 2025, we hope to hold a new meeting open to the international community in the city of Seville.


To learn more about our activities, follow GEOPAM on social media.

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Conversation creates results of excellence and relevance in scholarly practice. Geopam wants to advise and assist in the formulation and presentation of cultural and academic projects by colleagues and by other scholarly groups. Examples of projects in which we offer our support include exhibitions, international conferences, editions of books, and special issues of journals.



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