Center for Global Studies (CGS)

Externally funded Projects

Turning Land into Capital

Duration: 2023-2027

Please find more information and a Spanish language version on the pages of the Institute of History of the University of Bern.


The project «Turning Land into Capital» aims to understand the role of land as a means of (re)producing wealth in Latin America and the Caribbean. It focuses particularly on the two historical periods from the 1860s to the Great Depression of 1929 and from the 1980s to the 2020s. The project is aligned along three thematic lines of research: 1) Political Constellations; 2) Cultures of Wealth; and 3) Ecological Transformations of Landscapes.