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Historias de El Salvador / Stories from El Salvador: Being Human Festival at Latin Village, Seven Sisters Indoor Market

Monday 19 November 2018
ILAS was delighted to take part in the Being Human 2018 Festival this Saturday (17th November) with an event at Seven Sisters Indoor Market, London.  Jointly hosted by ILAS academic, Ainhoa Montoya, and Save Latin Village,  the event combined stories from El Salvador's recent metal mining ban with presentations from Save Latin Village on its campaign to preserve the community market for future generations.  You can learn more about El Salvador's historic mining ban here and the Save Latin Village campaign here .

Dr Diogo Cabral awarded Newton International Fellowship

Thursday 1 November 2018
Congratulations to Dr Diogo Cabral on his Newton International Fellowship award. Diogo will be joining ILAS from March 2019.  An environmental historical geographer, he is interested in the relations between native ecosystems – especially forest and savannah – and modern Brazilian society.  While at ILAS he will develop his research project on human-ant negotiated geographies in nineteenth-century Brazil.

ILAS Academic, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, awarded British Academy grant under the Sustainable Development Programme 2018

Wednesday 3 October 2018
ILAS lecturer, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, has been awarded funding by the British Academy  to pursue research designed to help tackle the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She is among  27 distinguished academic s to receive support from the Academy, the national voice of the humanities and the social sciences, under its Sustainable Development Programme.

New Monograph by Ainhoa Montoya - The Violence of Democracy: Political Life in Postwar El Salvador

Wednesday 12 September 2018
Congratulations to Dr Ainhoa Montoya on the publication of her monograph “The Violence of Democracy: Political Life in Postwar El Salvador” with Palgrave Macmillan (2018). Her book offers novel insights into the ability of a democracy to accommodate violence.  Based on ethnographic research, it argues that war legacies and the country’s neoliberalization have enabled an intricate entanglement of violence and political life.

ILAS Stipendiary Fellowships - 2018/2019 awards

Friday 17 August 2018
ILAS is delighted to announce that the following individuals have been awarded ILAS stipendiary fellowships for 2018/2019: Jonathan Alderman Research topic:  Infrastructure, citizenship and indigenous autonomy in plurinational Bolivia Katerina Chatzikidi Research topic:  Pentecostalism and Quilombola Land Struggle: A Negative Affinity? Vikram Tamboli Research topic:  Black Powers and Bush Work: Rumor, Race, and Trafficking in the Essequibo, 1763 to the Present.

ILAS Studentships 2018/2019 - Master of Research in Latin American Studies

Wednesday 18 April 2018
ILAS is delighted to announce that it will be offering a number of Masters studentships to support students wishing to pursue the Master of Research in Latin American Studies at ILAS for entry in 2018/2019 on either a full- or part-time basis.  Awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas students, and successful applicants will receive a fixed amount of £5,000 for full time study or £2,500 for part time study which will be discounted from their tuition fees.  

Professor John Lynch dies at 91

Monday 9 April 2018
We were saddened to hear of the death of Professor John Lynch, a distinguished historian of Latin America and colleague who died peacefully at home on April 4 th after a long illness. John was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies from 1974 until his retirement in 1987. Rory Miller has posted the following note: Dear colleagues

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