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Connected worlds: the Caribbean, origin of modern world

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 823846

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 070 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 922 800

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

Objective

"The Caribbean is defined as a vertebrate, geopolitical space where economic, political, social, cultural and human contacts flow from one island to another and on to the American continent. Inter-colonialism made this space a scene for generating new ways of thinking and living, as well as new identities.
All spaces of the economic world are subject to big changes, mostly at the time they are included into it. In the Caribbean’s case, it is a space with very different internal rhythms, not only of very different speeds but also of very different characters. However, from very early on, interactions across the region can be seen which need to be known better. These gave them links not only between the Antillean archipelago islands which were governed by different European countries, but also between the Islands and the continental coasts, from the Guyanas to Yucatan and, through Panama’s isthmus and the Atrato River basin, until the Pacific coasts. It was an area that was difficult to be controlled by the state, especially when several European States were competing for that control and there were lands, or seas, ""owned by no one"", where activities, such as smuggling, were fruitful. While in one sense, the Caribbean was far from the political power centres of the motherlands, it was, however, the engine of the new economic power that European capitalism unleashed overseas; primarily in the Atlantic area. Slave work, land provision and capital were the factors that made it possible to generate a modern world in which Europe played a key role. This proposal is from the perspective of academic dialogue between Europe and Caribbean, focusing on new and different views and interpretations from those of the currently predominant Anglo academics.
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 533 600

Participants (7)

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 179 400

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 151 800

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 179 400

UNIVERSITE PARIS III SORBONNE NOUVELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 289 800

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 188 600

UNIVERSITE DES ANTILLES

France

EU Contribution

€ 253 000

EDICIONES DOCECALLES, SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 147 200

Partners (7)

FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE

Colombia

UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA

Costa Rica

ACADEMIA DE LA HISTORIA DE CUBA

Cuba

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA

Dominican Republic

UNIVERSIDAD DEL MAGDALENA

Colombia

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Chile

SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ANA G MENDEZ INCORPORADO

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 823846

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 070 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 922 800

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain