PILAS at the British Library
96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
23 January 2017

PILAS at the British Library has become one of the most engaging and popular pre-conference activities of our society in the last years. For this new edition, we are delighted to invite all our members and friends to a round-table discussion with the Latin American writers Chloe Aridjis and Carlos Fonseca Suárez, preceded by the traditional visit to the Library. More information and registration form:


Fieldwork in Latin America
Conference Room, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY
22 November 2016

Fieldwork in Latin America is a workshop aimed at fostering interactions between and providing firsthand advice to PGR students who plan to have fieldwork experience in Latin America. Through a series of talks, practical exercises and group discussions, the event will provide an excellent opportunity to think about common challenges and offer pragmatic solutions to issues that you might encounter before, during and after the fieldwork experience.

The workshop will consist of three main sessions from 10.00 am to 13.15 and it will involve academics and postgraduate students who have extensive fieldwork experience in Latin America. This will include talks on use of archives in Latin America, organising, conducting and transcribing interviews and firsthand experiences of fieldwork, as well as evaluating issues such as health and safety, practical issues such as compiling and saving information as establishing contacts and finding potential interviewees.

People who are interested in attending the workshop, or who have any questions regarding the talks should contact

For further information please visit our web page

The Presenters

Following the end of the workshop, we can go and have lunch and coffee together to further discuss any issues or questions raised.


Spring Term Events

Autumn Events

PILAS@SLAS Annual Lunch Event

2015 – University of Aberdeen, 18th April.
2013 – University of Manchester. Event: Workshop on “Organising a conference”
– University of Sheffield, 20th April 2012. Event: Workshop on “Networking”
– University of St. Andrew’s, 8th April 2011. Event: Workshop on “Presentation skills”
2010 – University of Bristol, 10th April 2010. Event: Workshop on “What next? Publishing and creative uses of your research”
2009 – University of Leeds, 27th March 2009. Event: Research resources questionnaire
2008 – University of Liverpool. Event: Workshop led by Tony Kapcia

Past PILAS Conferences

See the Past Conferences section of our website.