Center for Latin American Research & Documentation (CEDEI)
The CEDEI is a University of Montevideo postgraduate center for teaching and research. Its mission is to study and disseminate Ibero-American thought and culture and make it easier for everyone to access our archives and promote their extension. At the same time, the Center focuses on optimizing the conditions of preservation and the development of its bibliographical and documentary material. The main fields of knowledge linked to its archives are the history and geography of Latin America (in particular, the history and geography of the Atlantic and the Río de la Plata areas); Spanish language and literature (with an emphasis on Cervantes and the Spanish Golden Age); Latin American thought; history of the Church; culture; law; and art.
This academic center is open to professors and researchers, tertiary and university students, journalists, and functionaries—both diplomats and from national and international public organizations. At the same time, those with a personal interest in broadening their knowledge of Ibero-American culture may access the collections and receive information.
In order to fulfil the Center’s mandate, librarians, researchers, and an advisory council collaborate in strategic development, in finding academic links, in technological innovation, in exchanges, in coordinating programs for cultural dissemination and specialization, and in policy related to donations and new material acquisition.
Through the CEDEI, the University of Montevideo is responsible for the appropriate preservation of bibliographical material, archives, and works of art that have been acquired by the institution over the years and for providing adequate space for consultation and study at the Center. This documentary and artistic compilation forms part of the cultural heritage of a city—Montevideo—and of a country—Uruguay, and for this, reason it is at the service of all members of the local and national communities, as well as foreign visitors.
Director: Fernando Aguerre Core, PhD
Support staff: Daniela Vairo (BA)