Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut SPK
Booth number: II 1 / HH 2
The Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI, Ibero-American Institute) is an interdisciplinary center for academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. It is home to the largest specialist library in Europe for the Ibero-American region. It is also a place of knowledge production, exchange and cultural translation. Combining an information center, a research center and a cultural center, the IAI is both a platform for cooperation and a catalyst for intercultural and transcultural dialog. The IAI was founded in 1930 and is today located in the Berlin Kulturforum complex on Potsdamer Strasse. It has been part of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) since 1962.
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The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) publishes a diverse range of books and journals in German, Spanish, Portuguese and English. These publications draw on a variety of sources: the institute's research activities, conferences and symposia; its cooperative projects with research institutes in Germany and abroad; and the outstanding work of individual scholars. The IAI promotes the concept of Open Access and makes available via the Internet as many of its publications as possible in full text. This is realized with our Institutional Repository. The Bibliotheca Ibero-Americana and Biblioteca Luso-Brasileira series feature monographs and collections on the literature, language, history, economies and politics of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The monographs and essay collections in the Estudios Indiana series present the results of research into the indigenous and multiethnic societies and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, both past and present.