From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           11 March 2009 14:03

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter March 2009

Attachments:                          La ruta de la dignidad.doc; Cuba Essay Prize.doc; La ruta de la dignidad.doc; Women's history conference .doc; Postdoc CPDOC.pdf


Dear All,


Scroll down for news of the SLAS elections, conferences, employment opportunities and events.


All the best – see you at the conference!





The following nominations for SLAS committee posts were received in the recent electoral round:
President:                           Nikky Miller
Vice-President:                Lucy Taylor
Treasurer:                           John Fisher
Secretary:                           Adrian Pearce
Ordinary Members:        Polly Wilding

Jasmine Gideon
Jens Hentschke
Caroline Williams

Since no posts were contested, no elections were held this year and these nominees will come into post after the AGM on 26 March.



(Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century. University of Leeds.
In a break from tradition, it will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March, ending with the Conference Dinner and live music.
For full information, click here:


Information on panels can be found here:

Conference Timetable is available here:


Registration is now officially closed. Any late registration requests should be directed to



Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Portal (the Handbook):
The British Academy-funded JISLAC project is currently updating the contents of 'The Handbook', an online database of UK expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on the humanities and social sciences, hosted by the Institute for the Study of the Americas.


Please add your details to the Handbook, and click here for links and full guidance.



Essay Prize of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy  “Jorge Perez-Lopez Student Award Competition”. Papers should address topics related to Cuba's domestic issues, its foreign relations, Cuban Americans or Cuba in comparative perspectives. For further details, see attachment. Closing date 20 May 2009.



Temporary Lecturer        The Department of Hispanic Studies, Durham seeks to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Latin American Studies. Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD, developing a strong research profile and be able to teach aspects of Latin American cultural studies at various levels. The post is for a fixed term of 3 years from 1 September 2009. See:                             Closing date: 25 March 2009.

Postdoctoral Posts          CPDOC Fundaçáo Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro. Area: expand and strengthen International Relations studies. Full time, and one year, available from 1st July 2009. Closing Date, 31 March. See attachment.



20-24 April                           “La ruta de la dignidad. La migración cubana hacia el continente en el siglo XIX" Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala. See attachment for details.  

30 May 2009         “Second Annual Transnational Perspectives on Women’s History in the Americas” Brunel University,  Uxbridge, Middlesex. Deadline for Abstracts, 30 April 2009 (to Dr. Rachel Cohen, at Non-speakers should register by 15 May. See attachment for details.




19 March, 2009                 “Disguised and Nonviolent Forms of Slave Resistance on Cuban Plantations, 1790-1850” Dr Manuel Barcia

(University of Leeds). International Institute for the Study of Cuba Henry Thomas Room, Holloway Road Campus (opposite Holloway Road tube station) 6.30pm. Entrance is free but please register your intention to attend by email:


4 April, 2009                        “Venezuela: 10 years of Democracy and Social Progress” Conference and Evening Event. Old Cinema,
Westminster University, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London, 10-5pm. See website:



Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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