Welcome to the Institute of Latin American Studies

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is the UK's national centre for supporting and promoting academic research on Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • Grupo Niche + DJs Johnny G, Julian Mr M, Fercho KBson
    02/05/2014 Doors: 9pm - Ends: 5am
  • Mexico Seminar Series: 'Exploring the Territory: globalisation and nature in the Mexican Caribbean'
    08/05/2014 5.00pm
  • Media and Governance in Latin America: Exploring the role of Communication for Development
    13/05/2014 - 14/05/2014
  • Doing fieldwork in Latin America: Approaches, challenges, methodologies.
  • Representing and Remembering Slavery in the Americas
    30/05/2014 - 31/05/2014


Doctoral research supervision in Latin American Studies is available at the Institute of Latin American Studies in the following broad areas:

  • Colonial Latin America history
  • Colonial Latin American Geography
  • Economic and social history of Latin America to 1800
  • The demographic history of Latin America to 1800
  • The African slave trade to Latin America
  • The history of science and medicine in Latin America
  • The missionary orders in colonial Latin America
  • The colonial Spanish Philippines

To make an application for a research degree, speak first to the Director, Professor Linda Newson. Your particular research interest may be able to be supported, even though it is not listed.