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About the SLAS Annual Conference

The conference is the key event in our calendar, attracting 200-350 participants. It takes place during the Easter vacation in different locations each year.

Academic panels vary widely, from economics to music via anthropology, politics, history, literature, geography and film. We have a keynote speaker and social events which in the past have included visits to galleries, film festivals and which culminate in the conference dinner with salsa dancing.

PILAS runs research workshops for postgraduate students and all panels are strongly encouraged to include at least one postgraduate speaker. Postgraduate attendance is facilitated by the conference bursary.

Funding is available to assist Latin American scholars who are presenting a paper at the SLAS conference with their travel expenses.

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2018 SLAS Annual Conference

The University of Southampton will host SLASĀ for its annual conference on 22-23 March 2018 at the University’s Winchester campus. The theme of the 2018 SLAS Conference is: Latin American Studies Around the World.

Conference website: http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/slas2018/

Call for submissions

SLAS and non-SLAS members are encouraged to submit panel and paper proposals to be discussed at the 2018 SLAS Annual Conference on 22-23 March 2018. The deadline for all submissions is 16th July 2017.

To submit panels and papers: http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/slas2018/call-for-paperspanels/

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2017 SLAS Annual Conference

The SLAS Conference 2017 took place at the University of Glasgow on 6 and 7 April. The conference website, with the call for panels and papers and information on registration, can be found here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/politics/slas2017/

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2016 SLAS Annual Conference

The SLAS Annual Conference 2016 took place at the University of Liverpool on 7 and 8 April. The website, with applications and any other information about the conference, is available to view here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/slas-2016.


Reports and Programmes of Previous SLAS Conferences