Dear Colleagues,

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Call for Papers:

28-30 March 2008
SLAS Annual Conference
University of Liverpool
Call for papers attached (also available on the web).
Deadline for papers and registration 15 February 2008.

June 4-7, 2008
"At the Crossroads of Empire" 2008 Congress
Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS)
Vancouver, BC

Deadline for proposals (panels and individual papers): January 5, 2008.

See the CALACS 2008 website at: For information about CALACS, see

26-29 August 2008
XV AHILA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS : 1808-2008 Crisis y problemas en el mundo atl�ntico
Department of Latin American Studies (TCLA)
Leiden University

Deadline for papers: January 31, 2008 (53 approved symposia).
Keynote speakers: Laura de Mello e Souza (Universidade de S�o Paulo) and Lorenzo Meyer (El Colegio de M�xico).



Work in Progress: Research Spaces, Research Journeys
II Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
University of Warwick
1st December 2007
Cost �12.00

A day of exploration of the highs and the lows of the research experience.The conference will be an opportunity to reflect upon the experiences of doing research: of negotiating access or research relationships, of finding a researcher identity, of trying out new methodologies or engaging with dusty archives. Keynotes: Professor Gayle Letherby (University of Plymouth) and Professor John Urry (Lancaster University), plus traditional presentations and innovative workshops, allowing all delegates to reflect actively upon their work in progress - past, present or future.

For further information see:

Or check out our Facebook group 'Work in Progress @ Warwick 01.12.07'

Journal News

Development in Practice (free access for SLAS members!)

The November issue of Development in Practice focuses on the subject of violence and territoriality in Latin America and the Caribbean is guest edited by David Howard, Mo Hulme, and Ulrich Oslender.

SLAS members can access this free from 15th November until 31st January 2008.

To access this issue go to: select the Got A Voucher? link and enter the following voucher code: VFACDIP000100C0, you will then be asked toregister or sign in. If you have any problems accessing this, please contact Sian Askew at

Cuadernos del CILHA
(Centro Interdisciplinario de Literatura Hispanoamericana) is a refereed journal devoted to the literatures and cultures of the Hispanic American World. It is published half-yearly, sponsored by the Department of Modern Literatures at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. We are currently seeking submissions for our upcoming issue.

Deadline for submissions: is March, 2008. See
Contact: Director Claudio Ma�z
Edition Secretary: Marcela Naciff, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.
CILHA, Facultad de Filosof�a y Letras, Mendoza, Argentina, CP 5500.

Revista Estudios Fronterizos
A journal of borderlands studies and is published by the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. It welcomes suitable contributions in English as well as Spanish. See

Contact: Correo electronico; those interested in submitting a manuscript can contact Peter Beardsell



Deadline for both positions is 14 December 2007. Further information is available at

Political Economy: The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House) seek applications for a full-time University Lectureship in the Political Economy of Latin America. The further particulars can be found at

Sociology: The Department of Sociology and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seek applications for a full-time University Lecturership in Sociology, with a specialism in Latin American societies. The further particulars can be found at http://

Research Notes

Researching Latin America and Caribbean Migration?

In the context of the on-going discussionsofEU-wide approaches to migration, the European Commission is collecting material on migration processes between Latin America, the Caribbean and European countries as well as on migratory flows and migration management policies within Latin America and the Caribbean.If you are conducting research in this area or have access to relevant information,we would be grateful if you could contact us.

Ekaterina Dorodnova, European Commission, DG External Relations – Unit G1, CHAR 11/173, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Bruxelles, Tel: + 32 (0)2 29 93074; Fax: + 32 (0)2 29 93941; E-mail:

Records from the University of Essex's Latin American collections have been added to Copac.

The Latin American collection contains materials from and about all countries of Latin America, the largest collections covering Argentina, Brazil and Mexico whilst the Uruguayan and Chilean holdings are among the most extensive in the UK. The principal languages are Spanish and Portuguese. The subjects covered include most of the humanities and social sciences: art history, economic and social history, history, language, literature and politics. It contains a significant collection of reference works: bibliographies, encyclopaedias, dictionaries and atlases. Minor specialities have been developed in Latin American cinema, Brazilian chapbooks (literatura decordel) and Mexican codices in facsimile.

Copac is a free service accessible at:

For information or advice contact the Copac helpdesk: