What is SLAS?

The Society for Latin American Studies was founded in 1964 and is one of the leading Latin American studies organizations in Europe. 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.


SLAS Annual Conference 2016

The SLAS Annual Conference 2016 will take place at the University of Liverpool on 7 and 8 April. The website, with applications and any other information about the conference, will be up and running soon.

For more information about SLAS Annual Conferences, past and future, please go here.

The 2015 Annual Conference report [PDF] is now available!


The Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR) [new window] is published by Blackwell Publishers four times a year (January, March, June and September). All SLAS members receive BLAR as part of their subscription.


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.


SLAS eNewsletter

Organising a conference? Running a seminar? Launching a new masters' programme? Tell us about your activities. SLAS sends out a monthly e-letter to all members, alerting them to upcoming events and news. If you would like to contribute to this e-letter, please email Christy Palmer (editor) on slasweb@live.com, providing an explanation of the event or item, details and any relevant weblinks or attachments.