STANDING CONFERENCE OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE UK
The Standing Conference was established in 1966 to coordinate the development of Latin American Studies in the UK.
The mission of the Standing Conference is to provide a forum for collaboration between member institutions on issues of strategic importance to the field of Latin American Studies, and on their behalf to represent it to outside bodies, including research councils and government policymakers. The Standing Conference is recognised by HEFCE as a Learned Society.
Membership and Chairmanship
Membership of the Standing Conference is open to one representative of any UK institution where teaching and/or research on Latin America is undertaken by five or more scholars, in one or more departments or disciplines. Applications for membership should be sent to the Chair of the Standing Conference; formal approval will be by majority vote at the next scheduled meeting. Automatic membership will be granted to the President of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) and the Chair of the Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS). The Standing Conference is chaired by the Past President of SLAS, or, in his or her place, the current Vice-President. The Chair is advised by a Steering Committee elected by the members of the Standing Conference.
Meetings of the Standing Conference normally take place once a year, in the autumn. Meetings will normally be hosted by the Chair’s home institution, which will provide secretarial and some financial support to supplement that provided by SLAS. All members are eligible to vote. Where a binding decision requires a vote of members, this will be on the basis of a majority of those present.
Agendas will be circulated to members in advance, as will summary notes of discussions and actions agreed at the previous meeting.
Finances will be monitored by the SLAS Treasurer and will be audited annually by the independent examiner of SLAS.
Patience Schell, Past President of SLAS (University of Aberdeen)
Linda Newson (CLACS, IMLR, University of London)
Guillermo Olivera (University of Stirling)
Eduardo Posada Carbó (University of Oxford)
President of the Society for Caribbean Studies
Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham)
President of the Society for Latin American Studies
Thea Pitman (University of Leeds)
JOINING THE STANDING CONFERENCE
Patience Schell, Past President of the Society for Latin American Studies, University of Aberdeen
University of Glasgow: Mo Hume and Eamon McCarthy
University of Hull: Paul McAleer
University of Leeds: Rebecca Jarman
University of Liverpool: Niamh Thornton and Marieke Riethof
University of Manchester: Peter Wade and Ignacio Aguiló
University of Oxford: Eduardo Posada Carbó
University of Sheffield: Philip Swanson
University of Sirling: Peter Baker
University of Swansea: Lloyd Davies
University of Warwick: Benjamin Smith
University of Westminster: Carl Jones
APPROVED MEMBER INSTITUTIONS AND REPRESENTATIVES
Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IMLR: Ainhoa Montoya
Institute of the Americas, UCL: Katherine Saunders-Hastings
Kings College, UoL: Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho
Newcastle University: Patricia Oliart
University of Aberdeen: Margaret Bolton
University of Bristol: Jo Crow and Rachel Randall
University of Cambridge: Felipe Hernández
University of Edinburgh: Soledad García Ferrari and Julie Cupples
University of Exeter: Katie Brown
Photo: Molly Avery. Street art in Xela (Quetzaltenango).