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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2018-2019 SLAS Annual Conferences
For 2018 and 2019 we have received declarations of interest from the University of Southampton and the University of Leicester, respectively.
2017 SLAS Annual Conference
The SLAS Conference 2017 will take 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/
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.
- SLAS Annual Conference 2015 Aberdeen [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2014 Birkbeck [Website]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2013 Manchester [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2012 Sheffield [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2011 St Andrews [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2010 Bristol [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2009 Leeds [PDF]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2008 Liverpool [Word]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2007 Newcastle [Word]
- SLAS Annual Conference 2006 Nottingham [Word]