From:                                         Lucy Taylor [lft]

Sent:                                           23 September 2008 09:50

Subject:                                     SLAS e-letter, September 2008

Attachments:                          Seminar series autumn 2008.doc; Puedo Hablar.doc; Negotiating and Imagining Power in the Early Modern Hispanic World.doc; Latin Americanists in Wales Programme.doc; 1810-2010 literatura y politica.doc; Latin Americanists in Wales Reg form.doc; Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.doc; PILAS Information Poster.doc; CFP - PILAS Conference 2009.doc; PILAS information.doc


Dear All,


Welcome to the new semester! Please scroll down for information on the Annual lecture, the SLAS Conference, SLAS Grants, PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies), Conferences and Workshops and Research Resources.    




SLAS Annual Lecture:     The Annual Lecture Climate Change and Latin America will be given by James Painter, a journalist for the BBC World Service. It will take place on Friday 7 November 2008, at 6pm at  Canning HouseThe event is free for all SLAS members. It is necessary to pre-book (free) tickets online for the event - the process is simple. For more information view the event flyer


SLAS Conference:            (Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century. University of Leeds, March 26-27 2009 The team at Leeds have developed innovations to the SLAS conference which promise to make it an exciting and thought-provoking event. Details can be found on their website. If you cannot access the webpage then please reply to this email and I will send a full text version.

Deadlines         ‘Special session’ or workshop suggestions [Word]: 30 September
Panel proposals [Word]: 31st October
Paper abstracts: 31st December

Panels and papers are invited on any subject. Panels and papers are invited to address the conference theme, though they are not obliged to do so.           



Postgraduate Grant        DEADLINE 30 September. SLAS makes available a total of £2,000 per year to postgraduate members to assist them to attend conferences held outside the UK, where all other possibilities for funding have been exhausted. For more information and applications, see

Conference Grant           DEADLINE 31 December. SLAS funds amounting to around £3,000 annually are available to support conferences and other events which are likely to advance the objects of the Society. Applications for funds must be directed to some specific purpose, such as travel costs for speakers from Latin America. For more information on applications, see



PILAS - Postgraduates in Latin American Studies  PILAS is a vibrant organization for postgraduates in Latin American Studies.


Academic staff – please tell your Postgraduate Students about PILAS. They can find more information on the organization on the

website here (with thanks to Christy Palmer) or on the attached promotional poster and letter.


PILAS is also running a conference The Bicentenary:  Approaching 200 Years of Latin American Independence at the University of

Cambridge, on 26 & 27 February 2009. The ‘Call for Papers’ is attached. Contact:





14 November 2008          New Perspectives on Latin America: Latin Americanists in Wales A one day workshop (JISLAC Sponsored) bringing together Latin Americanists from across Wales. The programme and registration form are attached. 

19 November 2008          Negotiating and Imagining Power in the Early Modern Hispanic World A One-Day Symposium at the School of History, University of Liverpool (The Boardroom) 10 – 5pm. For more information please see attachment. Contact: Dr. Harald E. Braun ( or 0151-7942381.

March 22-27, 2009           Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Session: Cities and Urban Regions in Latin America, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Deadline: October 03, 2007. See attachment.

                                                Contact: Joel Outtes: and Betty Smith:

 1-2 July 2009                      1810-2010: LITERATURA Y POLÍTICA: En torno a la Revolución y las revoluciones en Argentina y América Latina  XV Congreso Nacional de Literatura Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades. For more information, see attachment. 





Documentary: ¿Puedo Hablar? May I Speak?                                                                                                   

This documentary film chronicles the 2006 presidential elections in Venezuela and films interviews and events with people from

across the political spectrum. The film has apparently “been met with rave reviews by audiences from both sides of the

political aisle”. For more information, see attachment and check out a preview for yourself at

Web Portal:  Programa de Historia Oral de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

La Historia Oral ha sido, y pretende seguir siendo, producto de un movimiento de cambio progresista centrado en el rescate de la memoria colectiva, social e individual. El Programa de Historia Oral de la FFyL de la UBA fue creado en 1993 y desde entonces se ha dedicado a la investigación, la capacitación y a establecer un archivo sobre este tema. Consulta aqui los proyectos en curso, sus publicaciones y la hemeroteca virtual. http://www.historia


Seminar Series: International Institute for the Study of Cuba

Autumn Seminar Series – details attached. Upcoming seminars include

·         Education in Cuba

·         Poverty and Inequality in Cuba Today

·         Fidel Castro and the Media

·         Child Health

·         Institution and Process of ‘ALBA’ 




Dr Lucy Taylor

Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol / Department of International Politics

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University



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