CONFERENCE: “Where is Latin America heading?” – PILAS Annual Conference 2014 (12-13 June 2014, University of Sheffield, UK)

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?

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.

Call for Panels (Now Open):

To submit an abstract of a panel:

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 open.

Call for Papers:

To submit a paper proposal:

A Paper proposal should include:

  • Title of the proposed paper
  • Short abstract (a maximum of fifty words)
  • A long abstract (a maximum of five hundred words)
  • Name of the author/s
  • An indication of whether it is a submission to a Panel or as an individual paper.

Individual papers will be taken together in panels as the organisers see fit, therefore we suggest participants to propose a paper to an already accepted panel. However, if no panel suits your proposal we still encourage you to send you work.

Call for Posters

A Poster proposal must include:

  • Title of the proposed poster
  • Abstract (a maximum of three hundred words)
  • Name of the authors.

A final version of the poster will be required for its revision once accepted.

All posters must be portrait, size A1. The author is the only responsible for printing.

All students planning to attend PILAS 2014 – whether to present a paper or simply to enjoy the conference – should register for the conference.

Key Dates:

Call for Panels: Now Open.

Deadline: 17th of February, 16.00 hrs.

Call for Papers/Posters: 24th of February.

Inscriptions: Now Open – until May 5th

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