HAROLD BLAKEMORE PRIZE

DEADLINE 28 February

 

This prize, named for Harold Blakemore (1930-1991), commemorates a scholar described as ‘the British standard-bearer of Latin American studies for a quarter of a century’ (in an obituary by David Fox), who played a key role in the foundation of SLAS in 1964 and throughout its early period. Since 1991, the prize has been awarded to the best essay submitted by a postgraduate. From 2022, it will be awarded to the best essay in Latin American Studies based on work undertaken as part of a programme leading to the award of a PhD in a UK institution. The winner and other highly commended entrants may be invited by the editors to submit their work to the Bulletin of Latin American Research (subject to the usual Editorial procedures). The monetary value of the prize is £600.

 

To enter the competition the essay should be:

  • in Microsoft word

  • double spaced

  • a maximum of 8000 words in length (including notes and bibliography)

  • follow the Bulletin of Latin American Research Style Guide.

Essays will be read by the BLAR editors, and the winner will normally be notified within approximately six weeks of the deadline. Entries should not have been published, or be under consideration for publication, elsewhere. The winner and other highly commended entrants may be invited by the editors to submit their essay to the Bulletin of Latin American Research (subject to the usual Editorial procedures). Entrants must be members of SLAS and be registered on a programme leading to the award of a PhD in a UK institution.

To enter, please send a copy of the essay to: Eamon.McCarthy@glasgow.ac.uk