Rethinking the US Right: Are there lessons for Britain?

Thursday 13 June 2013
In a keynote address at a conference organized by University of London , the leading US political scientist and Columbia University Professor Richard Pious will discuss differences in American attitudes to federal and state control, for example over the use of drones. That the split is no longer along party lines proves interesting parallels to the UK.

Presenter funding secured for forthcoming conference, 'Globalisation & American Grand Strategy in a Time of Austerity'

Wednesday 5 June 2013
ISA and the Women and US Foriegn Policy Interview Project team are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for 6-8 people to help pay for part of their travel, full attendance and accommodation costs for the forthcoming conference, 'Globalisation & American Grand Strategy in a Time of Austerity'. Please indicate in your abstract submission whether you wish to be considered for funding. The funding is prioritised (but not exclusive) to early career academics including doctoral candidates. For more information click here. 

ICwS fellow John Cowley presents at Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago

Thursday 23 May 2013
The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. The third annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest was scheduled for 25 to 28 April, 2013. Express Publications Editor Deborah John went one-on-one with John Cowley, author of  'Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso - Traditions in the Making', to discuss Lovey's Original Trinidad String Band and its musical significance. To read the Trinidad Express article in full click here. 

Forthcoming Deans Seminar: Enlightening the khipu: views on the Incas’ writing system in 18th century learned circles

Tuesday 14 May 2013
Eighteenth-century Europe provided an unprecedented scene for the elaboration of a literature, both scholarly and fictional, on the Inca civilization. In a context of reflexion on imperialistic rules and the related debate on the diversity of the human mind, the historical chronicles on the Inca Empire inspired many political writings, philosophical essays, novels, plays and operas.

Relaunch of the Latin American and Caribbean Research Portal

Friday 3 May 2013
The Institute for the Study of the Americas is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Latin American and Caribbean Research Portal , the searchable directory of academics, thesis, libraries and centres, formerly known as “The Handbook”. We have redeveloped this directory in order to simplify the registration process, to improve the searching functions, and to increase its accuracy thanks to the addition of ORCID identifiers, and would like to invite you to re-register your details. It should take you less than a minute.

Guillermo Mira, ISA Fellow, on the Argentine Military Juntas

Monday 29 April 2013
Dr Guillermo Mira will be presenting today Monday 29 April at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) the work developed on the recordings of the Argentine Military "Juntas". This project has been jointly funded Universidad de Salamanca, la Cámara Federal de Argentina y la Asociación Memoria Abierta de Argentina. Post from Salamanca University can be read here (Spanish).