SLAS Annual Conference
Call for PANELS DEADLINE 14 October 2012
The Annual Conference will take place on 11 and 12 April at the University of Manchester. The main venue for the conference will be the Roscoe Building on Brunswick Street, a central university location. Details will follow about the programme, registration fees, accommodation, etc. The lead organizers are Parvathi Kumaraswami and Peter Wade of the University of Manchester.
The conference website is now available: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/slas/slas2013
- SLAS Annual Conference 2011 – St Andrews
The SLAS Annual Conference 2011 was held at the Department of Spanish, University of St Andrews on 8-10 April. The conference featured over 30 panels on a wide range of topics, a plenary workshop on the 2009 coup in Honduras and a keynote speech from Professor Eric Van Young, University of California, San Diego. Social events included a wine reception, conference dinner and ceilidh. The programme of events is available here [PDF].
The list of approved panels is available here [PDF]. The panellists had been warmly encouraged to apply for SLAS assistance in attending the conference, via our postgraduate bursary scheme and Latin American scholars grant.
- SLAS Conference 2010 Bristol [PDF]
- SLAS Conference 2009 Leeds
- SLAS Conference 2008 Liverpool [Word]
- SLAS Conference 2007 Newcastle [Word]
- SLAS Conference 2006 Nottingham [Word]
- SLAS Conference 2005 Derby
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.