The Institute for the Study of the Americas is delighted to announce, following its recent call for applications, that successful applicants to the ISA Conference Grants scheme for 2012-2013 have been selected. The Conference Grants scheme at the Institute for the Study of the Americas supports scholars at any level convening academic conferences pertaining to the Americas (including North and South America, Canada and the Caribbean) across broad discipline and subject areas.
Following its recent call for applications, the Institute for the Study of the Americas is delighted to announce that the Visiting Stipendiary Fellows joining the Institute during academic year 2012/2013 will be Dr. Tom Packer (former of the Rothermere American Institute), Dr. Annabel Pinker (University of Manchester) and Dr. Mattia Toaldo (British School at Rome).
The Institute was saddened to hear the news of the death of Professor Eric Hobsbawm, Emeritus Professor of the University of London and, amongst many other academic associations, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas. Professor Hobsbawm was world-famous as a prolific and insightful scholar, and his passing marks the loss of one of the most gifted minds in the history of the University. He will be remembered with great fondness by all colleagues that met him and benefitted from his remarkable work.