From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           18 August 2008 11:57

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter August 2008

Attachments:                          Sao Paulo Conference.doc; Central_America_Seminar_Call_Papers.doc; Nature as Image.pdf; CommitteeMeeting200608-summary.doc; Ex Plus Ultra CFP.pdf; SLAS  Liverpool Conference Report.doc; Jean Franco Research Studentship.doc; Hispanic Studies Culture and Ideas.pdf; Flyer Latin Americanists in Wales.doc; Flyer Latin Americanists in Wales (Cymraeg).doc


Dear All,


Sorry to be sending this out late this month – just been on holiday.


SLAS Business


Annual Lecture                 James Painter (Journalist) will give a talk on "Climate Change in Latin America and Press Coverage". Details of venue (in London) to follow. November 7th


Committee Minutes       Please find attached a summary of the minutes of the SLAS Committee meeting held in June 2008.


Conference Report         Please find attached a report on the Liverpool SLAS Conference, March 2008.   





17 October 2008               Borders and traffic - comparative perspectives on teaching the Americas Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) and the Centre for Latin American Studies at Swansea (CLASS), University of Swansea.

Registration is now open on the workshop website: This event is free to attend for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions.


7-8 November 2008        Seminar on the Role of Civil Society and Academia in Promoting a more Active Citizenship in Central America in Response to the Challenges of Globalization, Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University. See attachment for details.

Call for Papers:  Proposals should be accompanied by a short abstract (250-300 words) outlining the main arguments and sent by e-mail to by September 15th, 2008.


14 November 2008          New Perspectives on Latin America: Latin Americanists in Wales, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University (a JISLAC Regional Seminar). Flyers attached. Deadline for abstracts, 5 September 2008. Contact Lucy Taylor


28 November 2008          Nature as Image and Resource in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Spanish America Spanish and Portuguesse Studies, Queens University Belfast. See attached poster for details.

Call for Papers: deadline 31 August 2008, to  Fiona Clark at:"


16th June, 2009                 Latin America Today: International Symposium on Inequality and Identity University of São Paulo, Institute of Advanced Studies - Auditorio Alberto Carvalho da Silva. (This is immediately after the LASA Conference in Rio de Janeiro). For further details, see attachment or contact Szilvia Simai:



Ex Plus Ultra      New international postgraduate journal in colonial and imperial history and post colonial theory. Call for papers for inaugural issue, deadline 31st October 2008. See attached poster for details.  


Hispanic Studies Culture and Ideas         Book series. Call for proposals and list of publications attached. Contact, Claudio Canaparo,  


America Latina Portal Europeo                 Website with Europe-wide information




Jean Franco Research Studentship          Birkbeck, College, University of London. Available to applicants for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes, covers full-time College fees and living expenses according to need, up to the amount awarded by the UK Research Councils. Its normal duration is three years full-time. Holders may be undertaking some teaching at undergraduate level in their area of expertise. See attachment for details. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2008.

Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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