The University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, was the scenario for holding what can be regarded now as a tradition in Latin America: an International Symposium on Georg Simmel. This review attempts to share the result of the third symposium outlining how simmelian categories were revisited and used as research keys for understanding the Latin American context. It is worth to mention that after the event not only the initiative of publishing the proceedings was achieved, but also the formalization of a Latin American simmelian studies network. This valuable experience of gathering around Simmel’s work will return to its initial point when the Fourth Symposium will be hold in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 2015.
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Haydeé Lorena Cervantes Reyes
(Sociologist). National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her fields of interests are sociology of experience, modernity and philosophy of culture. She is pursuing a master degree in philosophy.
H. Augusto Botia Merchán
(Sociologist). University of Antioquia. His fields of interest are sociology of time and memory studies and offers teaching on those matters. He is pursuing a master degree in history and memory.
Gilberto Díaz Aldana
(M.A in Aesthetics). University of Antioquia. His fields of interest are sociology of culture, urban sociology and aesthetics sociology. The teaching he offers is Sociological Theory level 1 and Critical theory.
Einer Mosquera Acevedo
Sociologist of University of Antioquia. His fields of interest are sociological theory and philosophy of social sciences. He offers teaching on Durkheim, Weber and Simmel and is pursuing a master degree in philosophy.