Events 2021-2022

CONFERENCE (in person and online)


This year’s PILAS Conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on July 7th-8th 2022. 

Please visit our Conference tab on this website for information on the Call for Papers (until 1 April 2022) and more!


WORKSHOP (in person)


Every year PILAS holds a Workshop on Latin American archives and collections in the UK for postgraduate students. 


When? 3rd March 2022, 11.30am to 2pm

Where? University College London

Join us for a workshop exploring Latin American collections in the UK.

With the participation of the British Library, Senate House,

University of Oxford, King’s College London,

and ESCALA (University of Essex).


Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

Food and drinks provided!

Registration needed. Please register following this link.












This year we are starting a new series of Work in Progress sessions aimed at PhD students whose research is related to Latin America. Students are invited to submit their work/chapters, to be read by other peers and receive feedback in a friendly and confidential environment. Don’t worry, this is not a public conference-type event! It is a closed workshop intended for a small group of writers/readers and is not meant to be attended by observers. The idea is for you to be able to work towards a deadline and to be read by peers other than your supervisor in a relaxed and constructive environment. 


Our first session took place (online) on 6th December 2021, with more sessions to come the following year! Future dates are: 


17th January 2022

28th February 2022 (CANCELLED)

11th April 2022

23rd May 2022


Please follow this link to submit your work in progress.

And follow this link to volunteer as a reader.


We look forward to reading you and welcoming you in our future sessions!

Photo: Molly Avery. Street art in Xela (Quetzaltenango).