Hay Festival Cartagena 2024

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2024 programme, to be held from 25 to 28 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch online" when this option is available. Hay Joven and Hay Comunitario are free of charge. Access on Sunday will be free of charge for inhabitants of the Department of Bolívar in most of the events.

If you have any issues regarding the payment of your tickets, please contact us at tickets@hayfestival.org or at +57 317 516 55 13.

Online application for free events is now closed.

If you have any general questions, you can find us at contacto@hayfestival.org.

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Event 49

Lecture by Anil Seth

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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Anil Seth is a British scientist who works in research into the biology of consciousness. He a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, and is Co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, and the Brain, Mind and Consciousness programme run by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. His most recent publication is Being You (2021), an impressive work of non-fiction that deals with the mental construction that we identify as “ourselves”, starting with the biological basis of neuronal fabric and its functions, motivated by that great mystery which modern science is seeking to resolve: what is consciousness and where does it come from?

Anil Seth will participate in this event digitally.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Lecture by Anil Seth

Event 53

Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation with Carlos Serrano

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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Venki Ramakrishnan (India/United States) won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on molecular biology, which includes studies into the advanced compression of the atomic structure of the ribosome, the so-called “mother of all molecules”. He covered this topic extensively in his book Gene Machine. He has recently written Why We Die: The New Science of Ageing and the Quest for Immortality. At this event he will talk about these two works with Carlos Serrano.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation with Carlos Serrano

Event HJ25

Eduardo Romero García in conversation with Josef Amón Mitrani

 Museo Mapuka - Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla)
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In his work, Eduardo Romero García analyses and criticises matters of the foremost importance, such as colonialism, migratory policies and the leftovers of capitalism. In his most recent book, ¿Cómo va a ser la montaña un dios? (2023), he traces the route connecting the Colombian Caribbean coast with the Spanish region of Asturias, in a surprising way, one that is almost invisible to us under normal circumstances: coal mining. Romero García tells a powerful story that links the lives of an old man in Asturias, once a miner, with those of some Afro-Colombian women who reach Europe from the Cauca Valley, and a group of Colombian migrants who flee their country and when they reach their destination they find ships that have brought coal from El Cerrejón, in La Guajira, to a Spanish port. In conversation with Josef Amón Mitrani.
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Eduardo Romero García in conversation with Josef Amón Mitrani

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