PhD in Latin American Studies - LAHP Funding

Thursday 14 December 2017
UK & EU students accepted on to a PhD course at ILAS commencing October 2018 can apply for funding through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).  These awards will cover: Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend) - £16,553 for 2017/18 LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated 'fees-only' by the AHRC.  We regret that applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the Overseas rate.

Fellowship funding call: British Academy Visiting Fellowships

Thursday 14 December 2017
ILAS is inviting proposals for the 2018 round of the British Academy Visiting Fellowships.   These fellowships are available to academics within the Humanities and Social Sciences who are based outside of the UK.  Grants of up to £33,000 will be awarded to facilitate visits of up to 6 months to UK host institutions. Expressions of interest must be submitted to ILAS before Tuesday 09 January 2018.  For full details please consult the School of Advanced Study site .      

Pick-up ball: researching amateur football in Jamaica - blog post by Dr Wiilliam Tantam

Friday 27 October 2017
Despite a growing awareness and interest in ‘sports-for-development’ initiatives, and the continuing spread of televised football matches (the English Premier League in particular), amateur football remains under-researched. Dr William Tantam, a postdoctoral fellow in Caribbean Studies, spent more than a year in Jamaica studying how amateur football or ‘pick-up ball’ frames the relationship between younger and older men in one of the country’s rural communities. Read the full blog here

ILAS Research Assistant vacancy

Tuesday 17 October 2017
ILAS is recruiting a Research Assistant to join their team on a part-time, fixed-term (6 month) basis.  Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the postholder will support the development of an online database for the ESRC-funded project “The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil” , as well as provide general research, administrative and clerical support for the project. Deadline for applications:  Sunday 12 November. For further information, please consult the University of London jobs board .

Making Medicines in Early Colonial Lima, Peru - new publication by Prof. Linda Newson

Thursday 12 October 2017
Making Medicines in Early Colonial Lima, Peru: Apothecaries, Science and Society Linda A. Newson Based on extensive archival research in Peru, Spain, and Italy, this new book by ILAS Director, Prof. Linda Newson, examines how apothecaries in Lima were trained, ran their businesses, traded medicinal products, prepared medicines, and found their place in society.   For further information or to purchase a copy:  

Welcome to our 2017/2018 Visiting Stipendiary Fellows

Tuesday 10 October 2017
We're delighted to welcome our 2017/2018 Visiting Stipendiary Fellows to ILAS. Congratulations to Camila Gatica Mizala, Helen Melling and Jessica Sklair.  Learn more about them and their research projects here .

Call for Papers: The Cultural Legacy of the Jesuits in Latin America

Monday 14 August 2017
One-day conference at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Senate House, London Friday 17 November 2017, 1000-1900 Keynote participants: Professor Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Professor Valerie Fraser, Professor Emerita in School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex

New ILAS publication: Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System

Tuesday 20 June 2017
We are delighted to announce the publication of our most recent book: “Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System” . This edited volume brings together well established and emerging human rights scholars and practitioners to discuss the central challenges in the areas of LGBT rights, torture and Indigenous Rights in the Americas. 

Call for papers: Global Decolonization workshop - Concepts and Connections

Monday 3 April 2017
University of London in Paris (ULIP), PARIS 6-7 JULY 2017 The Global Decolonization Workshop (GDW) is a new collaboration between the School of Advanced Study (University of London) and New York University. It seeks to forge a global forum for knowledge exchange in the interdisciplinary field of decolonization studies.

ESRC Future Research Leaders grant awarded to ILAS staff member

Wednesday 21 December 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to develop a research project entitled The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil: The Judicialization of Environmental Politics in Central America.