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.

New Visiting Stipendiary Fellow

Thursday 19 December 2013
The Institute welcomes Dr Michela Coletta, our newest Visiting Stipendiary Research Fellow, who joins our ranks from the University of Bristol. Her research here will explore ideas of nature and modernity in twentieth-century intellectual debates, with a focus on Argentina. For more details on Michela's work, and for her contact information, click here .

New Research Fellow at ILAS: Dr Michela Coletta

Thursday 12 December 2013
Michela Coletta received her PhD in Latin American History from University College London in December 2011. She has taught Latin American history at UCL and Spanish-American literature at King's College London. Before joining ILAS, she was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol.

CALL FOR PAPERS: New Poetics of Disappearance: Narrative, Violence and Memory

Monday 11 November 2013
A conference will be held on the 16th and 17th June 2014, gathering together academics and writers working on memory issues in Latin America, the United States and Europe. The conference will explore the way in which literature has addressed the ‘disappeared’ from the 1970s and 1980s to the present.

ILAS Fellow in the Field

Thursday 7 November 2013
Malayna Raftopoulos, a Stipendiary Fellow at the Institute for Latin American Studies, has traversed the globe to present her research at the  Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza de Amazonas  in Chachapoyas, Peru. On November 15th she will give her presentation, titled 'Examining the principles of sustainable tourism development: a case study of Cocachimba.' Watch this space - links to Malayna's blog about her fieldwork in Peru are coming soon. 

GRANT: PhD at the British Library on Latin America

Monday 4 November 2013
The British Library has just opened its call for proposals from HEI for PhD CDP 2014-2015, including a Latin American project. More information on the project and the application process can be found h ere. Queries should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Cooper (Curator, Latin American Studies, Scholarship and Collections) at 

University of Lisbon Call for Papers

Wednesday 30 October 2013
The University of Lisbon has put out a call for papers addressing the experience of happiness in a chosen society and era, as understood from an historically-based intersdisciplinary perspective.  Click here to find out more . Click here to register.

British Council Call for Applications

Tuesday 22 October 2013
British Researcher Links grants are available for early-career researchers who need to spend three months abroad. Travel to the following countries is eligible: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, United States, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Researchers from these countries are also eligible to apply to fund travel to the UK. The call opened on 15 October and applications close on 24 November.