From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           17 December 2008 15:25

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter December 2008

Attachments:                          Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Call for Papers.doc; GEAP-Latinoam Call for papers.doc; GEAP-Latinoam-1ª Convocatoria-nov 2008.doc; Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura.doc; ARG_Globalisation_Conference_CFP1.doc; PILAS Conference 2009 - Accommodation options and useful information.doc; PILAS Conference 2009 - CALL FOR PAPERS - reminder.doc; Panels list - SLAS conference 2009.doc; British Academy post graduate survey.doc; British Academy post graduate survey.doc; Britsh Academy academic survey (2).doc; Business History CFP.doc; Xenographies conference CFP.doc; Xenografías CC.doc; Panels list - SLAS conference 2009.doc; PILAS Conference 2009 Registration Form (2).doc

 

Dear All,

 

There is a lot of SLAS business this month with two conferences and a range of funding and prize opportunities, plus news of conferences and journal calls for articles.  

 

I send you season’s greetings and wish you all a peaceful, productive and happy new year – and best of luck in the RAE!

Lucy

 

SLAS MATTERS                 

 

SLAS Conference             (Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century University of Leeds. Details of panels attached. See http://www.polis.leeds.ac.uk/research/events/slas-conf-09/ for further details. Deadline for papers December 31st 2008. Please note that it will take place on Thursday 26 & Friday  27 March 2009. Grants for attendance - see ‘postgraduate bursaries’ and ‘Latin American Scholar Grant’ below.

PILAS Conference            The Bicentenary:  Approaching 200 Years of Latin American Independence University of Cambridge

26 & 27 February 2009. Registration deadline 16 January. See attachments and website for details. All PhDs planning to attend PILAS 2009 - whether to present a paper or simply to enjoy the conference - should register for the conference. Please return the completed form to pilasconference@gmail.comhttp://pilas.slas.org.uk/

 

Postgraduate Conference Grant

SLAS awards grants to postgraduate members to assist them to attend conferences held outside the UK. Maximum sum available to each applicant is £500. Deadline 28 February, 2009. See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/postgrad.htm

 

Postgraduate Travel Grant

SLAS makes available grants to encourage and assist in overseas fieldwork. Maximum grant available to each applicant is £600. Deadline 28 February, 2009. See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/postgrad.htm

 

Postgraduate Bursaries for SLAS Conference

Postgraduates presenting papers at the SLAS Conference are nominated for bursaries by the convenors of their panels. Deadline 15 February 2009. See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/postgrad.htm

 

SLAS Conference ‘Latin American Scholars’ Grant

Latin American scholars presenting papers at the SLAS Conference may be nominated for grants by the convenors of their panels. Deadline 15 February 2009. See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/laScholarsGrant.htm

 

SLAS Support for Conference and Event Organisation

Applications can be made for up to £700 are available for specific purposes relating to established conferences or events, for example to support the travel and accommodation costs of named individual scholars based in Latin America. Deadline 15 February 2009. See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/confEventsGrants.htm

 

Harold Blakemore Prize

This prize is awarded to the best essay by a postgraduate student. Deadline for submission is 28 February 2009.

See website:  http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/prizes.htm

 

JISLAC Essay Prize

The Society for Latin American Studies now has an annual essay competition for Post-Doctoral scholars, as part of the Joint Initiative

for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (JISLAC). Deadline for submission is 28 February 2009.

See website: http://www.slas.org.uk/grantsPrizes/prizes.htm

 

 

CONFERENCES

 

11 March 2009                   Globalization in the Americas: interactions and reactions Organised by the Americas Research Group, Newcastle University . See attachment and website for further details.  Deadline: 30th January 2009

 http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hss/frdg/americas/

 

5,6,7 August 2009             First International Seminar on Public Art in Latin America, Buenos Aires. Organised by the Grupo de Estudios sobre Arte Público en Latinoamérica GEAP-Latinoamérica, (Group of Studies on Public Art In Latin America). See call for papers and participation – Spanish and English versions. The deadline for submission is Thursday April 30th, 2009 to geaplatinoamerica@gmail.com

16-18 September 2009   Xenographies: The Representation of Foreigners in Literature, Travel Writing and Other Discourses

Organised by British Comparative Literature Association/Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada Joint Bilingual Workshop Conference. University of Wolverhampton (City Campus), UK. See attachments (Spanish and English) for details. Deadline 20 February for papers, workshops and special sessions. Contact: J.Hayward@wlv.ac.uk.

RESEARCH NEWS and Calls for Papers

 

Survey of the field – Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The British Academy and the Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean are working together to collect data on the current scenario of studies, teaching and research on the region, within the UK.

Please take the time to complete the surveys (attached). They will be a valuable resource for us all.

·         On teaching, contact christypalmer@sas.ac.uk

·         On research, see attached forms marked ‘British Academy Academic Survey ’ or ‘British Academy PostgraduateSurvey’. Contact d.j.pritchard@kent.ac.uk

 

Call for papers Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism For details on the journal (which encourages submissions from PhDs and early-career scholars), see attachment and website  http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1473-8481

For submissions to be considered for 2009, deadline 30th January, 2009 via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sena.  

 

Call for Papers Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura/ International Journal of Humanistic Studies and Literature Special issue “Growth and Transformation of Hispanic Studies in the United States/ Desarrollo y transformación de los estudios hispánicos en EE.UU.” Invited Editor: Dr. Javier Domínguez-García. Please see attachment for details. Deadline February 1, 2009. Contact: javier.dominguez@usu.edu

Call for Papers  Business History Special edition on “not-for-profit financial institutions”. Papers are sought that offer theoretical innovations, and/or original empirical analysis relating to the long term development of NFPFIs.  See attachment.  Contact: specialed_bh@lists.le.ac.uk

 

 

 

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