12th Conference on East-West Cross-Cultural Relations

Spanish-Language Filipino Cultural Production and other East-West Cultural Exchange

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Pre-conference Webinar

Crossroads between Latin America and Asia - 29.04.22

The study of transpacific cultural relations has become a field of research that challenges current paradigms on Latin American and theoretical models centred on Western modernity. You are all invited to assist to this event, where Laura J. Torres-Rodríguez and Araceli Tinajero, two renowned researchers in this field, will present the main hypotheses of their most recent books: Orientaciones transpacíficas. La modernidad mexicana y el espectro de Asia (2019) and A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan (2021). 

Conference Program

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Ana María Ramírez Gómez and Marta Extremera

Keynote speakers

  • Rocío Ortuño, University of Antwerp: “Jesús Balmori: A Filipino poet talks about Japan in Mexico in the 1930s”
  • Mario Bellatin, Peruvian-Mexican Author: "Buscando la tercera escritura perdida"


Logistical information



Our venue is Sophus Bugges hus. This building is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo. The faculty is located on the main campus of the university, Blindern, which is located on the western outskirts of the city centre. You can check the location here.

How to get to campus: From the city centre you can easily get to campus Blindern by metro (T-bane) number 4 or 5. The metro stops at Blindern and Forskningsparken. You can also get to Blindern by tram number 17 or 18. The tram stops at Universitetet Blindern and Forskningsparken.

Canteens, cafes, and supermarkets on campus

Cafes: Niels kaffebar - Opening hours: 8:00 am-3 pm / Union371 - Opening hours: 11:00 am-6 pm

Canteen: Eilert spiseri - Opening hours: 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Bakery: Dana bakeri - Opening hours: 7:00 am-6:30 pm

Supermarkets: Bunnpris - Opening hours: 7:00 am-10 pm / Kiwi - Opening hours: 7:00 am-11 pm

Venue of the dinners

Tuesday 7th, 19:00 hs: Restaurant Asylet, Grønland 28, 0188 Oslo (not paid by the conference)

Wednesday 8th, 19:00 hs: Restaurant Mela Café, Mariboes gate 8, 0183 Oslo (paid by the conference)

Traveling to Oslo

In case you are coming by plane you have two options to get to Oslo:
The airport bus with several stops in different points of the city.
The airport train with two stops in the city centre: Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and, closer to Blindern campus, Nationaltheatret.

In case you are coming to Oslo by train: Oslo Central Station is located in the city centre, where you can take the tram or the metro for about 15 minutes to get to Blindern.

You can buy the Oslopass to get access to all public transportation (not airport transport), museums, etc. 

Public Transportation

Check the Ruter website to know how to buy tickets.


There are no hotels in direct viscinity of the Blindern campus, but it is easy to get around with public transport, so staying anywhere in the city centre or Majorstuen district would work well. Below are some suggestions for budget accommodation. Please check the Visit Oslo website for other options.

Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion

This is a modern hotel with direct connection to Norway’s national arena for football, Ullevaal Stadium. The stadium is located 20 minutes from the city centre by metro, and the bus to/from Oslo Airport stops near the hotel. This is probably the closest hotel to the campus.

Sognsveien 77C

Scandic Hotel Holberg

This hotel is an budget option for those who prefer to stay in an area located between the campus and the centre of Oslo.

Holbergs Plass 1

Citybox Oslo

This hotel in the centre of Oslo is more like a self service supermarket. There’s no reception desk. You book a room by phone or online and collect a keycard and pay at the hotel terminal. There’s no room cleaning service for shorter stays but you can order this for an extra charge.

Prinsens gate 6


Very nice location in the middle of the city centre. Breakfast is a drink and sandwich delivered to your door.

Grensen 19


This hotel opened in 1954 for Norwegian soldiers on leave in the capital. It’s now available for anyone to book. The rooms are basic but of a high standard including en suite and TV.

Øvre slottsgate 2

Valid COVID-19 certificates and tests

Currently, there are no restrictions on entry to Norway.

Please see the last updates here.




    Jorge J. Locane
    Published Dec. 10, 2021 10:06 AM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2022 9:23 AM