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Former SAS researcher shines light on Cherokee playwright

Tuesday 7 October 2014
A former visiting School of Advanced Study (SAS) researcher is one of the authors of a recently-published book on indigenous theatre and performance. Dr Jaye Darby , a lecturer in teacher education at the University of California, Los Angeles said her contribution to Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance , grew out of research conducted in 2008, while at the then Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) - now the Institute of Latin American Studies.

ILAS Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow

Friday 12 September 2014
The Institute of Latin American Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Sophie Brockmann as its new Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies. Dr Brockmann was previously based at the University of Pennsylvania as a Visiting Scholar in the History Department and Lecturer on the Integrated Studies Programme. Her research relates to the role of scientific enquiry in the history of colonial and independent Central America, and the creation of scientific knowledge, including the gathering of knowledge about the natural world and the communication networks underpinning knowledge-creation.

The ILAS Visiting Stipendiary Fellowships have been awarded

Friday 25 July 2014
ILAS is delighted to announce that the recipients of the Visiting Stipendiary Fellowships are Dr Asa Cusack (University of Sheffield), who will be working on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America from the 1st of October, and Dr Hilary Francis (University of Aberdeen), who will be researching Cuban teachers in revolutionary Nicaragua, from December 2014. In addition, several applicants have been offered a Visiting Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. These individuals are the following ones:

Postgraduate Study at ILAS: Latin American Pathway

Thursday 12 June 2014
From October 2014, ILAS will offer a pathway degree through the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, convened by the Human Rights Consortium . This pathway will enable students who wish to focus on the human rights challenges, norms and developments specific to Latin America to specialise at an early stage in their academic career, strengthening their understanding of a unique and diverse region.

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.

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