PILAS Annual Conference 2014 – “Where is Latin America heading?”
12th-13th June, University of Sheffield

PILAS, the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), is inviting postgraduate researchers to debate and reflect on the place of Latin America within a changing international context, in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Discussing contemporary regional integration processes, scientific and technological advances, ongoing socio-political movements, and the existing poverty and inequality, among other topics, PILAS Annual Conference 2014 aims to extend the debate across disciplinary boundaries and explore the implications of change. How do we develop new forms of regional integration? What is the role of the region within the international community? How can we explore the emergence of new cultural and ideological phenomena?

The conference, FREE to all attendants and participants and this year  hosted by The University of Sheffield, intends to open up these and other questions to exploration in relation to the wide and diverse range of perspectives that students of Latin America hold.

Call for Panels (Now Open):

A Panel proposal should include:

    • Title of the proposed panel
    • Short abstract (a maximum of fifty words)
    • A long abstract (a maximum of five hundred words)
    • Name of the convener/s (no more than three)
    • At least two participants

After the deadline, within ten days, we will contact the accepted panels which will be ready to get paper proposals when the Call for Papers is open.

Students are invited to submit abstracts on any aspect of their research and any discipline within the field of Latin American Studies for PILAS 2014. We are looking forward to receiving a wide range of interdisciplinary postgraduate research on Latin America. PILAS also welcomes papers that engage with the conference’s main theme, “Where is Latin America heading?” We welcome papers from across the disciplines, as we wish to attract as many views on Latin America as possible. Following last year success, in 2014 we will also be making a “Poster Presentation” space available throughout the conference.

To submit an abstract for a panel, and to find out more about the Call for Papers and Call for Posters, please visit the conference website.

Key Dates:

  • Call for Panels: Now Open. Deadline: 17th of February, 16.00 hrs.
  • Call for Papers: 24th of February.
  • Call for Posters: 24th of February.
  • Inscriptions: Now Open – until May 5th

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