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CfP: 52nd Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies

52nd SLAS Annual Conference

7-8 April 2016. Liverpool, United Kingdom

Panel proposals are now invited for the 52nd SLAS Annual Conference, which will take place in Liverpool, 7-8 April 2016. In 2014 SLAS celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. 2016 marks another 50th anniversary, the 1966 opening of Liverpool’s Centre for Latin American Studies (later the Institute of Latin American Studies), one of the six Parry centres for Latin American Area Studies founded in the UK at the time.

The Conference theme - Building Bridges: Repositioning Latin American Studies, reflects the long-standing commitment of SLAS to promote research on Latin America both within and beyond the many institutions of higher education now committed to Latin American Studies. Similarly, the mission of SLAS is to construct bridges of communication and intellectual exchange which identify Latin America as a subject, rather than, as was the case 50 years ago, an object of study, thereby establishing a process of mutual understanding and intellectual exchange between the region, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Throughout its more than 50 years of activity SLAS has always been open to interdisciplinary discussion, particularly in the social sciences, arts, and humanities, relating to Latin American realities. Accordingly, we invite paper and panel proposals related to, but not necessarily restricted to, the idea of ‘Building Bridges’.

Please, note that there is a single deadline for panel and paper abstracts on 8 October 2015.

For further details, please refer to the conference website: You can contact the conference organisers at