From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           18 November 2008 16:24

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter November 2008

Attachments:                          James Painter Lecture 08.doc; CEPPAC - CFP.doc; Call for article for Latin American Perspectives special issue.doc; PILAS Resource Guide - Nov 2008.doc; Surveillance.doc; Terrorism in global south call for papers.doc; CfP REPLA 09.pdf; Irish Migration Studies Reviews.doc; Nature as Image.pdf; SLAS 2009 panels.xls; LAJSAconvocatoria.doc


Dear All,


SLAS Annual Lecture

James Painter gave the SLAS Annual lecture on 7 November at Canning House, for which we thank him very much. This fascinating talk on an important topic is attached.


SLAS Conference

March 26 & 27 2009         (Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century, University of Leeds.

                                                The list of panels is attached and will be available on the website shortly. Please note that

1.       This list is as yet provisional: the call for papers will be made shortly via  special e-letter.

2.       Deadline for paper proposals will be: 31st December.

3.       The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday this year



PILAS – Postgraduates in Latin American Studies


Resource Guide - provides brief explanations of the main organizations associated with Latin America in the UK (and further afield), together with some academic and non-academic resources available online, and links to multi-disciplinary postgraduate journals. Please see attachment.


PILAS Conference ‘The Bicentenary:  Approaching 200 Years of Latin American Independence’ at the University of Cambridge, on 26 & 27 February 2009. See Contact:



Journal News


Journal of Research and Studies on the Americas - Call for papers. This electronic publication from the University of Brasilia aims to disseminate and consolidate the multidisciplinary field of studies on the Americas. See attachment for details.


Latin American Perspectives - Call for Papers. Special issue ‘Art, Culture, and Politics: Representations of and by Latinos in the Americas’ Organized by Ariane Dalla Déa. See attachment for details. Deadline: there is no specific deadline; when we receive enough articles, we close the call. See:]/ and attachment.

Latin American Review of Comparative Politics - New Journal

Based in Ecuador, LARCP addresses broad aspects of Latin American politics as well as worldwide works on Comparative Politics in areas such as Constitutionalism, Institutions, Electoral Studies, Legislative Studies, Political Parties, Governability and Governance. Available in digital format at A print version is also available for institutions or individual subscriptions; contact María Gabriela Egas (coordinator) at

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Irish Migration Studies in Latin America - seeking book, film and website reviews in all fields of Irish-Latin American relations. See attachment. Potential reviewers should submit proposals by e-mail to Edmundo Murray, Co-Editor: Deadline for proposals 30 November 2008.





28 November 2008          Nature as Image and Resource in Colonial Spanish American and Brazil Interdisciplinary Workshop at Queen’s University Belfast. See attached programme for further details or contact Fiona Clark ( 


11-12 December 2008    The War on Terror: Perspectives from the Global South  Still time to propose a paper on the ‘war on terror’ in Latin America. See attachment. Contact: Marie Breen Smyth on


4-6 March, 2009                Surveillance, Security and Social Control in Latin America: Past, Present and Future An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil. See attachment for details. 


7-8 May 2009                     III REPLA Annual Workshop – call for papers Institute for Iberoamerican Studies, University of Salamanca (Spain)
This event will bring together postgraduate researchers working in distinct but interrelated areas of enquiry, as well as established academics, to engage in a timely debate on the state of contemporary Latin American politics. The European Network on Latin American Politics (REPLA) is an academic initiative, run by PhD students interested in Latin American politics. See attachment. See: Please send all paper proposals:

26-27-28 July 2009             Latin American Jewish Experiences through Plural Lenses The Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) XIV International Research Conference Tel Aviv University, Israel. Second Call for Sessions and Individual Papers. See attachment.

Deadline for the submission of proposals has been extended as follows:

- Sessions and symposia: November 30, 2008.

- Individual papers to be included in approved sessions and symposia: December 15, 2008. (Please contact the convenor directly.)

- Individual papers: December 15, 2008.



Seminars and Events


Events at the Institute of Latin American Studies 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HA. For further information see:


19 November    ‘Cuba 1955: The Year the Working Class Joined the Revolution’ Steve Cushion 17.00-19.00

20 November    ‘“Choc’late Soldiers from the USA”: Black GIs and Race Relations in Britain During World War II’ Neil Wynn, 17.30-19.30

22 November       Latin American Music Seminar workshop 10:30 - 17:30

26 November       ‘Colombia: An End to the War or More of the Same?’ Christopher Abel 17:00 - 19:00

27 November       ‘The Making of the President 2008: The Contemporary and Historical Significance of the US Presidential Election. Roundtable on Critical Presidential Elections in History’17:30 - 20:00

29 November       ‘South American Archaeology Seminar workshop’ 10:30 - 17:00




Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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