SLAS 2014, 50th Anniversary Conference
The Society for Latin American Studies will hold their annual conference in 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London. This will be the 50th SLAS conference, and we are planning a vibrant programme that will reflect the diversity of Latin American studies today. We expect to welcome approximately 350 academics to the two-day event.
The conference arrivals desk will be open from the afternoon on the 2nd of April and a welcome reception will be held for early arrivals. The panels will run all day on the 3rd of April and 4th of April.
The conference website which has information on everything to do with the event can be found here: http://nomadit.co.uk/slas/slas2014/
Please visit the website to see the accepted panels and papers:
The full conference timetable (provisional) is now available here. The event will begin on the Wednesday afternoon, with a special 50th Anniversary Panel and a welcome reception.
Registration for Conference
Registration is now open. All delegates are asked to register in advance (please note that all papergivers, convenors, chairs and discussants need to register, as this is a separate process to that of submitting panels and papers).
Registration is by online form only. Please note that this does not necessitate paying at that time. Registrations are manually checked, and an invoice is emailed to delegates, with payment instructions. Please pay on receiving the invoice.
Registration includes access to all sessions, tea and coffee during the morning and afternoon breaks, two lunches and two dinners (please note that this year there is no need to book dinner tickets separately, as they are included in the registration fee). Delegates will be given a printed conference programme on arrival.
The provisional conference timetable is now online: click here (scroll down to beneath the calendar).
Whole conference rates are:
- £240 for non-members
- £215 for SLAS members
- £155 for students
- £125 for student members
Day rates, to attend on either 3 or 4 April, are:
- £145 for non-members
- £130 for members, £95 for students
- £75 for student members
Proceed to the registration form.
Accommodation should be booked separately – see the accommodation page for details.
This year, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, we will have two keynote speakers:
Professor Matthew Restall (Penn State University)
“Turning Cortés and Moctezuma Upside Down”
The first meeting of Cortés and Moctezuma in 1519 is famous and familiar, generally taken to be the act of surrender that the conquistador claimed it was. But what if Moctezuma did not surrender? What if the events of that day, and those that surrounded it, have been depicted in ways that created a false image of the conquistador and emperor? How might our understanding of the entire Spanish Conquest be altered if we turn upside down the stereotypes that comprise the mythical Cortés and Moctezuma? Might our assumptions about all well-known historical moments be thereby challenged?
Professor Javier Auyero (University of Texas at Austin)
'Towards a political sociology of urban marginality'
Go to the Keynotes page for more info: http://nomadit.co.uk/slas/slas2014/keynotes.shtml
What is SLAS?
Excellent Research | Multidisciplinarity | Community
Founded in 1964 SLAS is one of the leading Latin American studies organizations in Europe, and a registered charity. We hold an annual conference and publish the Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR). We have around 400 members. While most are academics and PhD students, members also include diplomats, journalists, and research analysts from business and non-governmental organisations. More about us...
SLAS ANNUAL REPORTS
Here are the reports from the SLAS Officers. They were presented at the AGM which took place on Friday 12th April at the SLAS Conference in Manchester.
The reports describe our activities during the past year and the highlights are set out in the bullet points below. If you have any queries or would like to get more involved in the society, contact the President, Caroline Williams email@example.com or the secretary, Sarah Bowskill firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view them here.
BLAR Book Series
Some of the most ground-breaking research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies emerges from multidisciplinary and collaborative endeavours which bring together people, ideas and perspectives. The BLAR Book Series provides an ideal space in which this kind of innovative research can be published. The series builds on the established international reputation of the Bulletin of Latin American Research which publishes primary research from a wide range of disciplines in Latin American Studies.
Publications in the BLAR Book Series:
- Set the agenda for new interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research on Latin American and the Caribbean.
- Combine current critical theory with original empirical research.
- Lead the field of innovative edited or multi-authored publications on pan-Latin America and Caribbean research.
If you are interested in submitting a book proposal, email the BLAR Editorial Assistant Ken Lestrange (email@example.com) to find out more. For further information on submitting proposals, click here. The editors are David Howard, Jasmine Gideon, Geoffrey Kantaris, Tony Kapcia and Lucy Taylor.