The 57th International Congress of Americanists ICA was held in Brazilian city Foz do Iguaçu from 17th to 21st July 2023. On 20th July the Permanent Board and the Assembly of this prestige scientific Congress unanimously brought the decision that the host of the 58th edition will be the University of Novi Sad.
On behalf of the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, and the co-organisers, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Technology, the candidacy in Brazil was presented by Bojana Kovačević Petrović, PhD, the coordinator of the Ibero-American Centre at the FFUNS in cooperation with Dejan Mihailović, PhD, from the Technological Institute in Monterrey, Mexico. The presentation of Novi Sad as a congress host included a thorough presentation of the city, the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, the University of Novi Sad and the Ibero-American Centre, as well as the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy Ivana Živančević Sekeruš, PhD, the statement of the Mayor of Novi Sad, Mr Milan Đurić, the Provincial Secretary for Higher Education, Science and Research, Zoran Milošević, PhD, the Rector of the University of Novi Sad, Dejan Madić, PhD, Maria Teresa Toribio Lemos, the professor emeritus at the State University in Rio de Janeiro. The presentation also included 12 official letters of support from: CLASCO - the biggest network for research of the Latin America and the Caribbean from Buenos Aires, the IDEAZ Institute in Vienna, Brazilian Embassy in Serbia, Society of Hispanists in Serbia, the PEN Centre in Argentina, the University of Szeged, the Andrzej Dmbič Foundation from Warsaw, Society od Hispanists of Middle Europe from Timisoara, Embassy of Argentina in Serbia, NUCLEAS Institute from Rio De Janeiro, Embassy of Mexico in Serbia and the Touristic Organisation of Novi Sad.
Apart from the fact that the Congress ICA is one of the most prestigious and long-lasting world scientific congresses, (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congreso_Internacional_de_Americanistas, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Congress_of_Americanists), it is of exceptional importance that Novi Sad will be a place which will celebrate its 150 anniversary. Between 1500 and 3000 researchers from all over the world is expected to come to Novi Sad, working on research on the North, Central and South America in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, religion, new technologies, human rights, education, culture studies, economy, philosophy, sociology, history, politics, linguistics and literature, gender studies, migrations, social movements, international relations and indigenous people, and the Congress in Novi Sad will introduce another field: the relations between the Balkans and the America.