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CALL FOR PAPERS: Spaces of Possibility and Ambiguity: Democracy, Decentralisation and The State in Contemporary Latin America

Monday 19 May 2014
CFP deadline: May 31st, 2014 ' Spaces of Possibility and Ambiguity: Democracy, Decentralisation and The State in Contemporary Latin America ' on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Penny Harvey (CRESC, University of Manchester) and Dr. Kregg Hetherington (Concordia University)

Dr Michela Coletta wins the Annual Conference Award from the AHGBI

Monday 12 May 2014
The Institute of Latin American Studies proudly congratulates Dr Michela Coletta on her Annual Conference Award obtained from the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. She was awarded for her contribution to the AHGBI Conference in 14th-16th April  2014 (Galway, Ireland) with the paper ' Biological and Sociological theories of race in early-20th-century Argentina'. Dr Michela Coletta is an ILAS Stipendary Fellow, check her profile in the following link: http://buff.ly/1jjCy6F

New posts in Latin American Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies

Tuesday 6 May 2014
The Institute of Latin American Studies is delighted to announce that it is currently recruiting for three new academic posts: a Reader or Senior Lecturer ; one Early Career Lecturer , and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow . The Institute is seeking to appoint individuals in any humanities or cognate social sciences discipline (except for languages and literature) in the field of Latin American studies, which includes the Caribbean. The tenure of appointments is variable depending on the role.

ILAS Grant Schemes for 2014-15

Thursday 20 March 2014
The Institute Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce its funding schemes for the academic year 2014-15. ILAS Visiting Stipendiary Fellowship scheme 2014-15

UK’s first national festival dedicated to the humanities is announced

Monday 24 February 2014
Being Human, the UK’s first national festival dedicated to demonstrating the value, vitality and relevance of humanities research, has been officially launched today (23 January 2014). Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London – in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy – the festival will explore what it means to be human over nine days from 15 to 23 November 2014.

New Visiting Stipendiary Fellow

Thursday 19 December 2013
The Institute welcomes Dr Michela Coletta, our newest Visiting Stipendiary Research Fellow, who joins our ranks from the University of Bristol. Her research here will explore ideas of nature and modernity in twentieth-century intellectual debates, with a focus on Argentina. For more details on Michela's work, and for her contact information, click here .

New Research Fellow at ILAS: Dr Michela Coletta

Thursday 12 December 2013
Michela Coletta received her PhD in Latin American History from University College London in December 2011. She has taught Latin American history at UCL and Spanish-American literature at King's College London. Before joining ILAS, she was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol.

CALL FOR PAPERS: New Poetics of Disappearance: Narrative, Violence and Memory

Monday 11 November 2013
A conference will be held on the 16th and 17th June 2014, gathering together academics and writers working on memory issues in Latin America, the United States and Europe. The conference will explore the way in which literature has addressed the ‘disappeared’ from the 1970s and 1980s to the present.

ILAS Fellow in the Field

Thursday 7 November 2013
Malayna Raftopoulos, a Stipendiary Fellow at the Institute for Latin American Studies, has traversed the globe to present her research at the  Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza de Amazonas  in Chachapoyas, Peru. On November 15th she will give her presentation, titled 'Examining the principles of sustainable tourism development: a case study of Cocachimba.' Watch this space - links to Malayna's blog about her fieldwork in Peru are coming soon. 

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