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ISA Visiting Research Fellow Dr Ryan Brading to speak at the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2013 annual conference

Monday 4 March 2013
The University of Manchester is expecting to welcome approximately 220 academics to the two-day event at which ISAs Dr Ryan Brading will present 'Hugo Chávez and Cancer: a new theme for populist discourse?'. The conference will run over Thursday afternoon and Friday, and has over 40 panels running in parallel streams, covering many diverse aspects of Latin American studies, in keeping with the broad interests of our membership and the multidisciplinary coverage of SLAS’s journal, the Bulletin of Latin American Research.

Professor Mary Turner

Wednesday 13 February 2013
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Mary Turner on 22 January 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Hull in East Yorkshire, she studied history at the University of Manchester. She moved to Jamaica in the early 1950s and developed a life-long fascination for the history of the region. Mary returned to London later in the decade to undertake a PhD. Her long and distinguished career as a teacher and scholar culminated with a Chair in History at Dalhousie University, Canada.

School of Advanced Study Open Day

Friday 11 January 2013
The next School of Adanced Study postgraduate open day will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2013.  School open days offer an excellent opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study and research opportunities across the School. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk to teaching, supervisory and student support staff, and current and past students. Please email sasopenday@sas.ac.uk if you are interested in attending. Option sessions offered include: Funding your study Making an application How postgraduate study can help your career

January 2013 issue of 'Americas Plural' newsletter now available online

Friday 11 January 2013
ISA is pleased to present the January issue of 'Americas Plural'.  For all the latest news and views from the Institute for the Study of the Americas please click here. We welcome your feedback and thoughts for later editions at ilas@sas.ac.uk Enjoy reading. 

Latest publication of Dr Deborah Toner on Liberalism in the Americas

Tuesday 8 January 2013
Following her work as principal investigator of the ISA project Liberalism in the Americas , Dr Deborah Toner's conference report has been published by Revista de Estudios Históricos de la Masonería, Universidad de Costa Rica.(4:2 (Dec. 2012-Apr. 2013)  Follow this link to access it. 

Inaugural session of the series ‘Staging the Future: Argentine Films in Dialogue’

Monday 7 January 2013
17 January, 5.30 pm,  Senate House, Room 349 (3rd floor) Stars (2007), by Federico León and Marcos Martinez, followed by an open discussion with the audience. Free Entrance. All Welcomed. Invited speaker: Dr. Joanna Page (University of Cambridge) On January 17, the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) will feature the first of a series of groundbreaking Argentine productions that offer stimulating responses to issues of gender, race, inequality, politics, community, and the future.

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