From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           16 January 2009 15:50

Subject:                                     Slas e-letter, January 2009

Attachments:                          Caribbean Research Seminar in the North.doc; world food crisis.pdf; Postgraduate_conference_announcement_and_second_call_for________________abstracts1.doc; La revista Anclajes.doc; Transnational Migration and Cities.doc; Call for Essays-Au Naturel.pdf; SEN Call for Papers.doc


Dear All,


Happy New Year! This month’s e-letter includes lots of information on SLAS matters, as well as notes on conferences, journal news, a call for essays and up coming seminars.




SLAS Annual Conference 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:

                                                                Deadline for Registration 20 February 2009        

PILAS Conference  2009                ‘The Bicentenary: Approaching 200 Years of Latin American Independence’
University of Cambridge 26 & 27 February 2009 - with a pre-conference lecture on Wednesday 25 February

                                                                For details and registration form (registration still open) see:

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



SLAS Treasurer honoured!           John Fisher, long standing member of SLAS and treasurer, was recently honoured by the Peruvian government, becoming a Great Officer of the order of The Sun of Peru, no less! See:



27 and 28 January 2009 ‘The World Food Crisis and the Global South’ Co-organised by the Institute for the Study of the Americas  and the Food Studies Centre, the School of Oriental and African Studies. Time: 9.30 (registration 9.00) - 5.00.

The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

See attached PDF.

30th  January, 2009          ‘Caribbean Research Seminar in the North’ An Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on the Caribbean and its Diasporas, in association with the Society for Caribbean Studies. Funded by Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin American and the Caribbean

1.45 - 5.30 pm, Club Room, CCA: The Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

For further information see attachment. To register, contact: Alasdair Pettinger:

11 March, 2009                  ‘Globalisation in the Americas: Interactions and Reactions’ Americas Research Group (ARG) Postgraduate Conference, Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH), Newcastle University.

For further details, see attachment and:


1-3 July, 2009                     33rd Annual Conference, Society for Caribbean Studies. Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull.

Research paper proposals are welcome from all disciplines and on all areas of the Caribbean and its diasporas. 

For further details, see

26-28 August 2009           ‘Transnational Migration and Cities in the Global South’ RGS IBG Annual International Conference


See attachtched CFP. Please submit your abstract (max 250 words) by 19th January 2009 to



Anclajes                               La revista Anclajes (ISSN 0329-3807) convoca a investigadores y docentes interesados en publicar artículos, notas y reseñas sobre literatura latinoamericana, teoría y crítica literaria, estudios culturales y estudios lingüísticos.

See attachment. Contact:

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Advertising for contributions, particularly  from young professionals, post-docs and early-stage lecturers. SEN especially

encourages submissions from PhD candidates.

For submissions to be considered for publication in 2009, please submit by 30th January, 2009.

                                                See attachment and website:



Hispanic Naturalism       Call for essays on this topic. Editors are Lara Bernadette Anderson (University of Melbourne, Australia) and J.P. Spicer-Escalante (Utah State University). See attachment.  



“Cuban Baseball and national identity: a Nation of Peloteros”  Thomas F. Carter (University of Brighton).

Thomas Carter will introduce his new book on how baseball has played a significant role since the nineteenth century in Cuban society and in the formation of Cuban national identity and how it continues to resonate with everyday life and politics to this day.

International Institute for the Study of Cuba, Henry Thomas Room, Tower Building London Metropolitan University

Thursday 5 February, 2009, 6.30pm.  Entrance is free but please register your intention to attend by email:


Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge. Seminar series.

Mondays 5.15pm, Seminar Room A 1st Floor 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge.

Click here for details:


Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Seminar series.

31, Tavistock Square, London WC1. Contact Olga Jimenez; 020 7862 8871

Click here for details:



Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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