From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           18 June 2008 16:00

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter June 2008

Attachments:                          Reseach Seminar.jpg; Latin American Jewish Experiences through Plural Lenses.doc; Scholarships for Latin American Students in International Health and Development.doc; Maxine Molyneux.doc; BOLIVIAN STUDIES JOURNAL volume 15.doc; University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies 58th Annual Conference.doc; Abel flier doc (2).doc; adrian hearn flyer.doc

 

Dear All,

 

I hope that you are all emerging from exam boards unscathed. Don’t forget to send me any items of interest and information: lft@aber.ac.uk.

 

Lucy.

 

News

New Director at Institute for the Study of the Americas

The Institute for the Study of the Americas, part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Professor Maxine Molyneux, from 1 September 2008. She replaces Professor James Dunkerley, who leaves the Institute after ten years as Director. Professor Dunkerley says, ‘I am delighted by the appointment of Maxine Molyneux, whose concerns to promote high quality academic research are matched by her engagement in public policy, particularly in the field of development.’ For more information, see attachment and ISA website http://www.americas.sas.ac.uk/.  

 

Job Announcement:

Lectureship in Latin American Studies (see jobs.ac.uk - posted 6th June 2008).
Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Queens invites applications for the above post. Applications from candidates working in any area of Latin American Studies, although preference may be given to those with research and teaching strengths in Latin American Studies post 1800. Informal enquiries: Dr. Fiona Clark, telephone: 028 9097 5362 or e-mail f.clark@qub.ac.uk Interviews will be held in early September 2008. Salary scale: £30,912 - £45,397 per annum (including contribution points)
Closing date: 4.00pm, Friday 27 June 2008

 

Masters Scholarships:

International Health and Development: The Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD) of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh is currently able to offer a unique opportunity for a full fee scholarship for one of our three Masters programmes for applicants from the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.  See attachment for details.

 

Undergraduate essay prize competition

The Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2008 undergraduate essay prize competition open to undergraduate students in any discipline in the UK. The author of the best essay will be awarded £500 and the work will be published in the ISA newsletter americas plural. The deadline for submissions is Monday 30 June 2008. For further information, please visit http://www.americas.sas.ac.uk/postgraduate_study.htm

 

Conferences

July 2-4 2008                       Society for Caribbean Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh (Institute of Geography)

For details, see http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/conference/nextConference.htm. Non-presenting delegates are reminded to register by 20th June 2008.

 

9 e 12 setembro 2008     IV Congresso da Associacao Brasileira de EStudos da Homocultura (ABEH), São Paulo, Univesidade de São

Paulo. For details see: http://www.abeh.dominiotemporario.com/

 

Calls for Papers

15-18 July 2009                  "Heroes, victims or villains? Irish Presentations and Representations in Latin America and the Caribbean" Second Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Morelia, Mexico Organised by the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.  Deadline: 1 November 2008 for abstracts in English, Portuguese or Spanish (c.300 words) to: mexico2009@irlandeses.org. Deadline for attendance only, 1 April 2009. For more information see: www.irlandeses.org/mexico2009.htm

 

26-28 July 2009                  "Latin American Jewish Experiences through Plural Lenses" XIV International Research Conference of LAJSA Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA), Tel Aviv University, Israel. See attachment for details. Deadline for proposals 15 September 2008.

 

January 29 - 30, 2009       “The Urban Divide in Latin America: Challenges and Strategies for Social Inclusion” University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies 58th Annual Conference (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA). The conference will include keynote plenary sessions (Alan Gilbert, University College London, Department of Geography; Jaime Lerner, former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil) and paper presentations organized in panels.  Submit a 150-word abstract at: http://www.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/LAS/. Deadline: September 1, 2008.

 

Seminars:

25 June 2008                      Abel Sierra Madero “Sexuality and the Cuban Nation” 6.30pm  (Henry Thomas Room, Tower Building, Holloway Road, (opposite Holloway Road Tube Station). Organised by International Institute for the Study of Cuba (with support of Roehampton University) To attend, please register by email: admin@cubastudies.org. See flyer attached.  

 

26 June 2008                      Arturo Arias “Constructing Ethnic Bodiesand Identities in Miguel Angel Asturias and Rigoberta Menchú” and Jill Robbins “Andalusia, Transvestism and the Phallic Woman: Ana Rossetti’s Plumas de España” 4pm, G65, 15 Woodland Road, Bristol. Research Seminar, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and  Latin American Studies, University of Bristol.  

 

30 July 2008                        Adrian Hearn “Cuba’s Engagement with China: Domestic and Regional Implications” 6.30pm  (Henry Thomas Room, Tower Building, Holloway Road, (opposite Holloway Road Tube Station). Organised by International Institute for the Study of Cuba (with support of Roehampton University) To attend, please register by email: admin@cubastudies.org. See flyer attached.

 

Journals

BOLIVIAN STUDIES JOURNAL      Call for Articles:  The Editorial Board invites authors and scholars from all disciplines (Humanities and Social Sciences) to submit unpublished articles, essays, studies, etc. for volume 15. See attachment for details. See also  http://www.library.uiuc.edu/lat/bsj/bsj.html Deadline August 30th 2008.

 

Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 3FE

01970 62 27 01

lft@aber.ac.uk