From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           18 July 2008 16:31

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter July 2008

Attachments:                          Guaraguao.doc; IMSLA.doc; Submit your paper to The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology; AGM-2008-Minutes.doc; Cuba and the Internet.doc


Dear SLAS Members,


Hope you are all enjoying a good summer break.


SLAS AGM Minutes – Minutes from the March AGM are attached.


SLAS Membership – standing orders

SLAS members now renew their membership each year via Wiley-Blackwell, but some are still paying standing orders from their bank account direct to SLAS for their membership as well as a hangover from the past. SLAS cannot cancel these standing orders. Any members who still have a standing order to SLAS are invited to cancel it, please!


SLAS Postgraduate Conference Grant – details on SLAS website at

Deadline 30th September


Prize Winners – Congratulations!

Harold Blakemore Prize (SLAS) The prize was awarded to: Michael Kent "The Making of Customary Territories".

JISLAC Essay Prize The prize went to: Gabriel Paquette "Jose da Silva Lisboa and the Vicissitudes of Enlightened Reform in Brazil".


Research News

Cuba and the Internet – call for collaboration on a multi-disciplinary project. See attachment.


Journal News

Revista Guaraguao – Participa en un numero especial de la revista de cultura latinoamericana Guaraguao sobre conflictos medioambientales en Latinoamerica (salir principio 2009). See attachment and


Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe – new issue on "Re-thinking Race and Ethnicity in Brazil: Essays in Honor of Thomas E. Skidmore" (Vol. 19, No. 1) available at:


Irish Migration Studies in Latin America - Call for Contributions: IMSLA Volume 6, Number 3 (November 2008), "Health, Physicians, Nurses". Deadline 25 August 2008. Guest Editor: Susan Wilkinson See attachment and


Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA) Call for submission of papers. See attachment.  


International Journal of Cuban Studies – New journal. The International Journal of Cuban Studies is “a peer-reviewed, online and open access review that will be a cornerstone of the Institute's work”. First issue contains articles on Cuban culture, science and technology and issues of US foreign policy. See



Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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