Mapping South-South Connections : Networks, Alliances and New Actors on the International Scene during the Decolonization Process and Cold War in Latin America, Asia and Africa (1810–1990)

Event, 21-22 November 2020 (online)
Organized by
Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Tehran (Iran), 21–22 November 2020
Conference Program
FIRST DAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2020 (12,30–21,00 h. Iran Standard Time/IRST)
Keynote Speech by the Head of the Conference and Vice-President of Allameh Tabataba’i University, Prof. Shoja Ahmadvand
Remarks by the Scientific Secretaries, Fernando Camacho Padilla and
Raffaele Mauriello
13,00–14,20 PANEL 1 (80 min.). Women in South-South Connections
Panel Chair: Francisco Javier Morales Aguilera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Feminist Imaginaries and South Connections in Vindicación Feminista
Noemi de Haro García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
The Women’s International Democratic Federation and South-South Solidarities in the 1960s-1970s
Yulia Gradskova (Stockholm University, Sweden) (-2,30 h.)
Resistance Highlights: Circulation of Photographs of Algerian Women taken by Marc Garanger (1954-1962)
Marizol González Romero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
14,20–15,40 PANEL 2 (80 min.). Panel in Spanish: Revolución, Guerrilla and the Portuguese “Exception”
Panel Chair: Fabiola Viera Núñez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Maternidad y guerrilla: una propuesta metodológica de estudio desde la perspectiva de género
Pilar Díaz Sánchez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Ana Asunción-Criado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Revolución, contrarrevolución y violencia política en los largos sesenta. Preguntas y perspectivas de análisis
Francisco Javier Morales (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
La excepción colonial portuguesa
María José Tíscar Santiago (Instituto de Estudios Ibéricos, Portugal) (-2,30 h.)
15,40–16,30 PANEL 3 (50 min.). Architecture in South-South Connections
Panel Chair: Raffaele Mauriello (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Architectural Perspectives in Mapping South-South Connections: Planning and Developmentalism in Post-Independence Zambia
Petros Phokaides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus) (-1,30 h.)
Latin American Architects Working on Islamic Countries: A Round Trip
Fernando Luis Martínez Nespral (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) (-6,30 h.)
16,30–17,50 PANEL 4 (80 min.). Resisting the Cold War: Indian, Mexican and African Perspectives
Panel Chair: Fernando Camacho Padilla (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Afro-Asianism and the Peace Movement in Early Cold War India
Carolien Stolte (Leiden University, Netherlands) (-2,30 h.)
A Bombay Periodical, Indian Non-Alignment & Afro-Asian Internationalism
Swapna Kona Nayudu (Harvard University Asia Center, USA) (-8,30 h.)
Frontiers of Freedom: Latin America, South Asia and the Comparative Study of the
Cultural Cold War Across Regions of the Third World
Daniel Kent Carrasco (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas-CIDE, Mexico) (-9,30 h.)
16,30–17,50 PANEL 5 (80 min.). The Arts in South-South Connections
Panel Chair: Noemi de Haro García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
A Dominican Artist against Colonization: Silvano Lora and his Activism around the World
Diego Renart González (University of the Basque Country, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
The Visual Culture of the Revolutionary Processes of Latin America in the Islamic Revolution of Iran: From the Street to the Studio
Raffaele Mauriello (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Diaspora, Blackness, and Globalization: Transnational Dynamics at the First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966)
Joseph L. Underwood (Kent State University, USA) (-8,30 h.)
17,50–19,30 PANEL 6 (100 min.). Anti-Imperialism, Anti-Colonialism and Global Populism
Panel Chair: Fernando Escribano Martín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
On the global origins of Latin American Populism: the APRA and the Kuo-Min-Tang
Martín Bergel (Center of Intellectual History-University of Quilmes / University of San Martín, Argentina) (-6,30 h.)
To Sever the Limbs of US Imperialism: North Korean Support for Latin American Revolutionaries in the 1960s
Moe Taylor (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada) (-8,30 h.)
A Common Struggle Against Imperialism: Argentine Montoneros’ Views on the Iranian Revolution
Eudald Cortina Orero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Anti-Neo-Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism: South-South Cooperation in El Salvador, Namibia, Nicaragua, and South Africa
Myra Ann Houser (Ouachita Baptist University, USA) (-9,30 h.)
19,30–20,20 PANEL 7 (50 min.). The Global South in Theory
Panel Chair: Élodie Brun (Colegio de México, Mexico) (-9,30 h.)
The “Southern Question” as the “Problem of Land”: An Alternative Genealogy of the Global South
Cristina Carnemolla (Duke University, USA) (-8,30 h.)
Gramsci, Fanon and the Global South. Marxism’s Long Way Towards the Construction of a Truly Global Critical Theory: From Baku to La Havana, from the ‘Gang of Four’ Discussions to the John Smith–David Harvey Contemporary Imperialism Debate
Alberto García Molinero (University of Granada, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
20,20–21,00 KEYNOTE SPEECH. Latin American Solidarity with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1950s: A Key Example of South-South Solidarity
Keynote speaker: Margaret Power (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) (-9,30)
SECOND DAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2020 (12,30–21,30 h. Iran Standard Time/IRST)
12,30–14,10 PANEL 8 (100 min.). International Relations and Diplomacy in South-South Connections
Panel Chair: Eugenia Palieraki (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France) (-2,30 h.)
Kindred Spirits: Indonesia and India in the First Half of the 20th Century
Frank Dhont (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) (+4,30 h.)
Pahlavi Iran and Africa: Subtle Diplomacy and Common Interests
Javier Gil Guerrero (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Bilateral Relations Cuba-Iran During the Cold War
Fernando Camacho Padilla (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
South-South Cooperation in the Context of Cultural Rights and International Solidarity
Aramesh Shahbazi (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
14,10–15,00 PANEL 9 (50 min.). European Travelers and Capital in the Ottoman Empire and in Persia
Panel Chair: Aramesh Shahbazi (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Ali Bey el Abbassi: Spanish and French Colonialism in the Early 19th Century
Fernando Escribano Martín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
The Effects of the European Capital in Middle East: The Case of the Ottoman Empire and Persia
Gizem Magemizoglu (Ankara University, Turkey) (-0,30 h.)
15,00–16,20 PANEL 10 (80 min.). Global South Alliances, Ties and Cooperation
Panel Chair: Fernando Camacho Padilla (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
Decolonization, the Formation of Economic Nationalism and the Role of Iran in South-South Ties
Mandana Tishehyar (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Pantea Mohebi Zanganeh (University of Tehran, Iran)
A “Poor Countries Union”? The G-77 “Third World” Alliance in Economic Negotiations from UNCTAD I to the New International Economic Order
Raphaël Orange-Leroy (CY Cergy Paris Université, France) (-2,30 h.)
An Assessment of the Role of India in South-South Cooperation
Majid Reza Momeni (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
16,20–17,40 PANEL 11 (80 min.). The Decolonization of Africa and Its Repercussions in the Global South
Panel Chair: Fernando Escribano Martín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
New Perspectives on the Namibian Struggle in Cold War Times (1978-1990): The Autobiographies of Lucia Engombe and Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo
Arianna Pasqualini (University of Bologna, Italy) (-2,30 h.)
South African Liberation Movements in Africa’s Hubs of Decolonization in the 1960s
Eric Burton (University of Innsbruck, Austria) (-2,30 h)
Anticolonial Connections Through the Indian Ocean: The Networks Between Mozambique and Timor-Leste
Camila Tribess (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) (-6,30 h.)
Daniel De Lucca (UNILAB, Brazil) (-6,30 h.)
17,40–19,00 PANEL 12 (80 min.). Global South Coloniality
Panel Chair: Majid Reza Momeni (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Colonial Disruptions and Educational Dilemmas of Modern Muslims: An Exploration of the Educational Outlook of University Students in Pakistan
Fatima Waqi Sajjad (University of Management and Technology, Pakistan) (+1,30 h.)
Moving beyond Coloniality: The Decolonial Program of the French Party Les Indigènes de la République
Isabelle Sophie Schoebel (Malmö University, Sweden) (-2,30 h.)
Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard (Malmö University, Sweden) (-2,30 h.)
Pope of the Global South? A Decolonial Reading of the Francis Papacy
Mar Louie Vincent Capul Reyes (University of San Carlos, Philippines) (+4,30 h.)
17,40–19,00 PANEL 13 (80 min.). Different Aspects of the Global South: The Gilan Soviet Socialist Republic, Nuestra América, and Students, Sex and Threatened Solidarity
Panel Chair: Eudald Cortina Orero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) (-2,30 h.)
The Gilan Soviet Socialist Republic (1920) in Historical Perspective
Raza Naeem (Progressive Writers Association Lahore, Pakistan) (+1,30 h.)
Nuestra América and the Clash of Ideologies: What has been the Legacy of José Martí?
Roxana Claudia Tompea (Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Austria) (-2,30 h.)
Students, Sex and Threatened Solidarity: East African Bodies and Indian Angst, 1955-1970
Timothy Nicholson (Farmingdale State College, USA) (-8,30 h.)
19,00–20,40 PANEL 14 (100 min.). The Arab World Interactions with the Global South: India, Latin America and Central Asia
Panel Chair: Saeed Shokohi (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran)
Indo-Arab Interaction in the Period of Decolonization
Priyamvada Ankush Sawant (University of Mumbai, India) (+2,00 h.)
Cultural and Political Relations Between Latin America and the Arab World Through Third-World Cinema
Carolina Bracco (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) (-6,30 h.)
Beyond the Soviet Union: Artistic Language and Nationalism in Mexico and Egypt from the Interwar Period to the Cold War
Elka Margarita Correa Calleja (Universidad Anahuac Campus Norte, Mexico) (-9,30 h.)
Arab-Soviet Relations: Cultural Contacts Between Central Asian Republics and the Muslim Ummah, 1960-1980
Ekaterina Vasileva (University of Erfurt, Germany) (-2,30 h.)
20,40–21,20 KEYNOTE SPEECH. Taiwan-Sponsored Anti-Communism and the South-American Dictatorships in the Seventies
Keynote speaker: Ernesto Bohoslavsky (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina) (-6,30)
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