Historias will be back, but we are enjoying some summer holiday

Never you fear. The Historias team is taking a short, but well earned, summer holiday and is planning a full schedule of quality programming in the fall!

Stay tuned!

Member Alison Bruey publishes a new book

Congratulations to SECOLAS member Alison J. Bruey on the upcoming publication of her new book Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet’s Chile!

It is now available for pre-order from the University of Wisconsin Press at a discounted price of $30.

Discounts for course adoption are also available through the press.

Find it here and enter the discount code at checkout: AA101

David Carey to co-edit a new book series

SECOLAS member David Carey has partnered with Renata Keller to launch a book series entitled Critical Latin America published by Brill.

Check it out!

Member Christina Bueno wins book prize!

Christina Bueno, a longtime friend and member of the organization, won the Michael C. Meyer Prize (Best Book on Mexican history in a five year period) for her book The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico. This award is given by our friends at RMCLAS.

¡Bravo Christina!

Christina Bueno’s The Pursuit of Ruins

Katy Kole de Peralta on women and syphilis in colonial Lima

Katy Kole de Peralta just published a portion of her SECOLAS 2018 talk. Check it out!

Dying to heal: Women and syphilis in colonial Lima, Peru

Save the Date! - Oaxaca 2019 - March 26-31, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!

66th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

Oaxaca, México
March 26-31, 2019

Proposal Submission Deadline will be October 15, 2018

With support from the Center for US-Latin America Initiatives and the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca is pleased to host the 66th Annual Meeting of SECOLAS in Oaxaca, Mexico from Tuesday, March 26 to Sunday, March 31, 2019. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars, and students to submit panel and individual paper proposals for participation in the conference.

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies.

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award for the best paper presented at the SECOLAS meeting.

After the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for publication consideration in the SECOLAS Annals issue of The Latin Americanist, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by SECOLAS.

SECOLAS 2019 Program Chairs

History and Social Sciences
James Huck
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University
jhuck@tulane.edu

Literature and Humanities
Charles St-Georges
Department of Modern Languages
Denison University
stgeorgesc@denison.edu

Local Arrangements
Monica Rankin, Department of History, UT Dallas, mrankin@utdallas.edu
Jürgen Buchenau, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, jbuchenau@uncc.edu
Gregory Crider, Department of History, Winthrop University, criderg@winthrop.edu

Official program is now live!

The 65th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies begins in one week!

You may access the official program via this hyperlink.

¡Vamos a Nashville!

Call for Bids - Sponsorship of The Latin Americanist

The Executive Committee of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) has issued a call for bids to sponsor its peer-reviewed journal The Latin Americanist (TLA).

Bids should be presented in writing, with the signature of an administrative officer authorized to approve the disbursement of institutional funds.

The bid to host The Latin Americanist should include a subvention equal to at least $10,000 per year ($50,000 total) to defray the costs of editing TLA. This subvention may take the form of released time, administrative assistance, travel support, and/or graduate student wages or stipends. The bid should also identify the names of the prospective editor of TLA as well as of the SECOLAS Annals (a special issue of TLA).

This term begins on January 1, 2019 and concludes December 31, 2023.

SECOLAS will end its publishing agreement with Wiley effective December 31, 2018. The Executive Committee is currently fielding proposals from potential publishers and intends to arrive at a decision at its 2018 meeting in March.

Interested parties should submit its bid rendered in a .pdf file to Steven Hyland, Secretary-Treasurer of SECOLAS (s.hyland@wingate.edu), via email no later Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5pm EST.

For additional information, contact Steven Hyland.

Awards season is here!

Awards season has arrived!
Check out two of our annual awards given out to SECOLAS members in recognition of their scholarship, namely the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award and the Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article.
FAQs:
1. Do I have to be a member of SECOLAS to submit?

 

Yes. You must be a member in good standing in the year the award is given (2018). In addition, for the Thomas Book award, you must have been a SECOLAS member for the previous two calendar years (2016 and 2017). For the Leavitt Award, you must have been a member in the year your article or book chapter was published (2017).

 

2. Do I need to attend the annual meeting to receive the award?

 

No, but you will be sorely missed.

 

3. When is the deadline?

 

Thomas Book Award – have the publisher get a copy of your book to each member of the committee by Friday, January 12, 2018.

 

Sturgis Leavitt Award – send a pdf copy of your 2017 publication to each member of the committee by Friday, January 12, 2018.

SECOLAS 2018 - abstract deadline extended to November 15!

Based on several requests, SECOLAS has extended its deadline to submit your abstract for an individual paper or panel for SECOLAS 2018, hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University from March 8-11, 2018.

You may submit your individual or panel proposal by clicking this link.

For further information, see the conference page, or follow us on twitter or on Facebook.

¡Vamos a Nashville!

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