Dear All,

Here is wishing you all a successful summer term.

If you have anything of interest to members – such as up-coming seminars, lectures, workshops or conferences then please forward any details to me on


PILAS - Postgraduates in Latin American Studies

PILAS is a group of postgraduates who are studying Latin America in the UK. It has a new committee and plans to develop new ideas and activities. Details on how to join or get involved can be found on the website shortly or see this word document [Word].

Geographers and Latin America

Review of Latin American geographical work: request for information from Alan Gilbert (UCL). For further details of this research project, see this word document [Word].

Valentina Guevara Prize

Dr Cecilia Batten has offered an award of £150 in honour of her mother, Valentina Guevara, for the best paper on Argentina given at either the AHGBI conference or the SLAS conference.

All colleagues are invited to submit their papers by e-mail before 30th April 2008 to, after which they will be submitted for selection to Dr Batten. There will be no further responsibility on the part of any Association over this award.

Journal News

Bulletin of Latin American Research
BLAR is pleased to announce that in 2009 it will be dedicating a complete special issue to Cuba, on the 50th anniversary of the Revolution. Please see this word document [Word] for more information.

Irish Migration Studies in Latin America
Call for articles for special issue: Irish Schools and Education in Latin America
Volume 6, Number 2 (July 2008)
Guest Editor: Maria Jose Roger, Universidad Católica Argentina
For details see below, and

Book Discounts for SLAS Members

Zed Books

25% promotional on the following. For full details see this word document [Word].

Tamesis Books

25% promotional discount on Sarah M. Misemer "Secular Saints: Performing Frida Kahlo, Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón, and Selena"

Priced at £50.00, the discounted price is £37.50. (Postage: UK £3.00; £6.50 rest of the world).

Cut off date = 30 June 2008, offer code = 08141.
Orders can be placed by phoning 01394 610600, faxing 01394 610316, ordering by email at or ordering securely on-line by going to:
(If an order is placed using the secure site, the order reference should be written in the box at the bottom of the page where it says "Please use this space to add any notes or special instructions".)