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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 SLAS 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.

We are pleased to share that we received a large number of excellent panel proposals and individual paper proposals. A plenary roundtable featuring prominent Latin Americanist scholars from across the globe and engaging directly with the conference theme has been confirmed, as well as two media exhibits. See details of these and the preliminary programme at the Conference websitehttps://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/slas2018/


Reports and Programmes of Previous SLAS Conferences