From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           11 February 2009 17:32

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter February 2009

Attachments:                          SLAS_nominations.doc; Durham Postgraduate Opportunities .doc; University of London Postgraduate Opportunities.doc; Convocatoria Universidad de los Andes2009.doc; DIAC-2009 Programme.pdf; DIAC2009Poster.jpg; Exeter postgraduate opportunities .doc; Octavio Paz.pdf; Mexico Solidarity Network job.doc; Human Rights job.doc; Simposio Ensayo-final.JPG; beyond modernity booking_form.doc; BeyondModernity_Poster.pdf


Dear All,


Lots of important details in this e-letter about elections and the annual conference, as well as employment opportunities, conferences, research grants publisher’s offers and postgraduate opportunities.


SLAS COMMITTEE ELECTIONS:  Deadline 22nd February

Serving on the committee is a great opportunity for SLAS members to get involved in the organisation and make a significant contribution to the Latin American Studies community in the UK and beyond. The posts falling vacant are:

·         President (2 years, non-renewable)

·         Vice-President (2 years, non-renewable)

·         Treasurer (1 year in this instance, renewable for 2 years. Post currently held by co-opted member, John Fisher)

·         Secretary (2 years, renewable)

·         3 Ordinary Members (2 years, renewable)

·         3 Ordinary Members (1 year, renewable for 2 years. Posts currently held by co-opted members)

All members are eligible to stand for election. Members should fill in this form ( and attached) which requires that they be nominated by two SLAS members and submit it to the Secretary (Adrian Pearce) by 22 February 2009. If more than one candidate stands for a post then on-line hustings and elections will take place on the SLAS website. See the statutes for details here (


SLAS INFORMATION OFFICER: Deadline for applications 22 February 2009.  

This post is due for renewal at the SLAS Conference, March 26-27, 2009. The position is open to all SLAS members. This position is enjoyable and not too onerous - taking around three afternoons a month. For further details, see attachment.


SLAS Annual Conference:            Deadline for registration 20 February 2009     

(Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century’
University of Leeds, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 March 2009
Full details can be found here:        

Panel Convenors – remember to nominate panellists for the Latin American Scholar’s Grant and Postgraduate Bursaries if applicable! Deadlines 15 February.  


SLAS Grants 2009                             Many deadlines are approaching…

·         Postgraduate Bursaries (SLAS Conference): 15 February

·         Postgraduate Travel Grant: 28 February

·         Postgraduate Conference Grant: 28 February


·          Latin American Scholar's SLAS Conference Grant: 15 February


·         JISLAC Travel Grant 28 February



SLAS Prizes 2009                               There are two prizes:

·         Harold Blakemore Prize (Postgraduate) 28 February

·         JISLAC Prize (Postdoctoral) 28 February




Academic position                           Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. See attachment.

Academic position                           Human Rights in Latin America at Institute for the Study of the Americas, London. See attachment.  

Organiser                                            Mexico Solidarity Network. See attachment.



Durham University                          Funded places for PhD or masters in Spanish Language and Culture – see attachment.

University of London                      Funded places for PhD or masters via the School of Advanced Study – see attachment.

Exeter University                             Funded places for PhD or masters – see attachment.



March 7 2009                                     “Beyond Modernity. How are we writing the Political History  of the Spanish World in the middle period?” Department of History, University of Warwick. See attachment for details.

April 1 & 2, 2009                                “Informal Empires, Past and Present” Durham International Affairs Conference DIAC. Further information, see and attachments.

August 5-7, 2009                               “Alcances del arte público en las celebraciones del primer centenario de las independencias en territorio latinoamericano” Grupo de Estudio sobre Arte Público en Latinoamérica GEAP-Latinoamérica. 1st  International Seminar on Public Art in Latin America.  

                                                                Buenos Aires. See attachments for details. Deadline for paper proposals, February 27 2009.

4-6 November 2009                        “Simposio Internacional del Ensayo Hispanoamericano”, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza,

Argentina). See attachment.



JISLAC - call for applications for grants, 2009 “The Political Economy of the Contemporary Relations between Europe and the Caribbean and Latin America”. Four £4000 grants available see website for details:



El Laberinto de la Soledad by Octavio Paz Edited with introduction and notes by Anthony Stanton. See attachment.

                                                                Manchester University Press. Special 25% price reduction for SLAS members.

                                                                PB 978-0-7190-4874-6 £9.99 SPECIAL PRICE £7.50.  

                                                                Call NBN International on +44 (0)1752 202301, or email quoting reference OTH134.  

                                                                The offer is open until the 30/06/09.

El discurso colonial en textos novohispanos: espacio, cuerpo y poder Sergio Rivera-Ayala. See
Special 25% reduction for SLAS members; £55.00 SPECIAL PRICE £41.25

Confronting the 'Dirty War' in Argentine Cinema, 1983-1993 Constanza Burucúa.
Special 25% reduction for SLAS members; £50.00 SPECIAL PRICE £37.50
To order, El Discurso or Confronting the Dirty War contact Boydell Publishers. Phone 01394 610600; fax01394 610316; email or on-line:

                                                                Order Code: 09037
Postage: UK £3.00, rest of world £6.50
Cut off date for offer: 31 March 2009




Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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01970 62 27 01