From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           21 October 2008 14:03

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter October 2008

Attachments:                          Lecture 08 Flyer.doc; Journal of Latin American Urban Studies.doc; Irish Migration Studies in Latin America.doc; Transnational cinemas in Latin America.doc; CELAO Conference for LA Studies.doc; LLAS mini-projects.doc; Populism in Latin America panel.doc; Caldeira Masterclass.doc; ISA Seminars in October.doc; Central America Globalization Conference.doc


Dear All,


Here’s the latest news: don’t forget the SLAS Annual Lecture in London and the SLAS Conference!


Scroll down also for information on lectures, journal news and funding opportunities.


Best wishes, Lucy.




SLAS Annual Lecture:     To take place on Friday 7 November 2008, at 6pm at  Canning House.  James Painter, a journalist for the BBC World Service will speak on Climate Change and Latin America.  A poster is attached.

The event is free for all SLAS members. It is necessary to pre-book (free) tickets online for the event - the process is simple.

1.     Register with Canning House here

2.     E-mail and they will book a complimentary place for you.

If you are unable to register online, call 020 7235 2303 ext 228/225/221


SLAS Conference:            (Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century. University of Leeds, March 26-27 2009. This promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking event with a range of academic and cultural events. Maxine Molyneux, the new Director of ISA (Institute for the Study of the Americas in London), will be the plenary speaker. Details can be found on their website. (If you cannot access the webpage then please reply to this email and I will send a full text version.)

Deadlines         31 October for panel proposals  click here  [Word]
31st December for paper abstracts
(submissions once panels are confirmed)

Panels and papers are invited on any subject. Panels and papers are invited to address the conference theme, though they are not obliged to do so.           




7-8 November 2008 The Role of Civil Society and Academia in Promoting a more Active Citizenship in Central America in Response to the Challenges of Globalization at Dublin City University.  For more information, see poster attached. Those attending must register at the seminar's web page:


11-12 December 2008    Contemporary Latin American Diasporas organised by JISLAC (Joint  Initiative for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean) and the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Speakers include Alejandro Portes, Luis Guarnizo, Caroline Moser, Adrian Bailey, Gioconda Herrera, Angeles Escriva, and Davide Pero among others. Further details, see the website: and the poster

To register email or call 020 7862 8871


3-5 December 2008         Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean Consejo de Estudios Latinoamericanos de Asia y de Oceania (CELAO), New Delhi. Hosted by Latin American Studies Programme of the School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
Around 150 scholars and specialists on Latin America and the Caribbean from Asia and Oceania, as well as from the Americas, Africa and Europe would be participating in this Conference. The details of the Conference can be looked up on its website: See attachment for further details.
Contact: Abdul Naffey.  Centre for Canadian, US &Latin American Studies, School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi--110067, INDIA, Tel: +91-11-2670-4334.

Conference panel            Panel on Populism, call for participants.  School of Law and Government at DCU (Dublin City university) wishes to organize a panel on populism in Latin America for the IPSA Conference in Santiago de Chile next July (2009). Please find attached the panel abstract. Please send details and a short abstract to by Friday October 24th. Those joining us on the panel will be responsible for their own travel and registration funding and arrangements.

26 & 27 February 2009    The Bicentenary:  Approaching 200 Years of Latin American Independence Conference organised by PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies) at the University of Cambridge. The ‘Call for Papers’ is attached. Also, see website  Contact:



Call for Submissions        The editors of the Journal of Latin American Urban Studies (JLAUS) invite authors from all disciplines to submit manuscripts that study historical or contemporary urban issues in Latin America. For further details, see attachment. Editors Dr. Raúl Galoppe, Spanish and GLBTQ Studies, Montclair State University
Dr. Ken Mitchell, Political Science, Monmouth University.  Contact Information:

Call for Submissions        Irish Migration Studies in Latin America Call for Contributions - Volume 7, Number 1 (March 2009) "The Irish in Latin American Politics, Government and Diplomacy" Guest Co-Editors: Jorge Cernadas Fonsalías (Universidad de Buenos Aires) Carolina Barry (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero). Articles in English must be emailed to the Guest Co-Editors no later than 21 January 2009 (articles in Spanish, Portuguese, French or German no later than 22 December 2008). Email:


ISA Seminars                     The Institute for the Study of the Americas: 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HA. Both events take place 17.00-19.30. Both are free and open to the public, for details contact Olga Jimenez: or 020 7862 8871. For the full programme, please visit


Thurs. 23 October            Jens Andermann ‘Tournaments of Value: Argentina and Brazil in the Age of Exhibitions’

Weds. 29 October            Fiona Macaulay ‘Exporting Innovative Social Policy in a Global Age: Brazil's Community Prisons, HIV and Poverty Reduction Policies’


Other Events

November 6th 2008          Masterclass for postgraduates with Teresa Caldiera ‘Studying Exclusion and Contestation in the Latin American City: Analytical and Methodological Challenges’, AMSTERDAM, CEDLA, 9:30 – 12:00. For further details, see attached poster. 


18 November 2008          ‘Transnational cinemas in Latin America: the cases of Mexico, Argentina and Brazil’ by Professor Paul Julian Smith. 6.30pm. British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH. See attachment for further details.

Attendance is free, but space is limited and those wishing to attend should register using the online booking form:

Part of the 7th Discovering Latin America (DLA) Film Festival. To learn more, please visit

4th December, 2008       Inaugural lecture 'Rethinking Nationalism: The Pioneer Nations of Latin America' Nicola Miller, Professor of Latin American History, UCL,  6.30pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street. Followed by a reception (with Latin American drinks).




Call for ‘mini-projects’ The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) is pleased to announce a call for 'mini-projects'. Bids for up to £1,000 are available to undertake projects relating to the learning and teaching of languages, linguistics or area studies in UK higher education. For full details and how to apply, please visit Contact: Dr Shoshannah Holdom, Academic Coordinator, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Tel: 02380 599637, Fax: 02380 594815,


Call for JISLAC Seminar JISLAC (Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean) is welcoming expressions of interest to stage a seminar. It provides funding of £1500 per seminar for up to eight seminars per year in the UK for seminars on topics relating to Latin America and the Caribbean.

For further information, see

Deadline: 5 November 2008



Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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