¡Ya empezamos! SECOLAS 2017 kicks off today!

Be sure to check out the workshop on digital tools at 2pm in Room 3009, GEC and a round table discussion on the challenges and opportunities of global studies to Latin American studies at 3pm in Room 4003, GEC.

Many thanks to the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies Outreach Program for hosting and especially to UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas for letting us use their space as a base camp.

Here is a digital copy of the official program.



SECOLAS 2017 - Abstract deadline EXTENDED to December 1

Do not fret if you missed the initial deadline to submit an abstract for SECOLAS 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC. You may do so until December 1, 2016.

For further information regarding the submission process, visit our dedicated conference page.

SECOLAS 2017 - Submit your abstract!

Come join SECOLAS for our annual meeting in March 2017!

Submit your abstract today!

Options for submitting a panel or individual paper abstract proposal

  1. Use the PDF form that allows to fill in the data and save it. Email it to secolas2017@gmail.com. Be advised that this form has given some people fits.
  2. Or, submit a MS Word Document (.doc; .docx) that contains the following information:
  • Individual Paper Proposal
    • Discipline (History/Social Sciences or Literature/Humanities)
    • Time Period (pre-1800 or post-1800)
    • Presenter’s name, institution, email address, and status (e.g. graduate student; independent scholar; emeritus; faculty, etc.)
    • Paper title
    • Paper Abstract (150-300 words)
  • Panel Proposal
    • Same information as needed for the individual proposals. Please include the relevant information for all presenters, panel chair, and discussant

Submit this document to secolas2017@gmail.com

SECOLAS 2017 - CFP - Chapel Hill, NC - March 23-26, 2017

Call for Papers

64th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 23-26, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016

Conference Theme:
“Between Revolution and Rapprochement in the Americas”

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies. We encourage papers and panels that address the conference theme (broadly conceived).

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to apply 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 and Wiley Blackwell.

Fill out the SECOLAS 2017 Proposal Form and submit it to the following email address: secolas2017@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.

SECOLAS 2017 Program Chairs

History and Social Sciences
Jackie Sumner
Department of History
Presbyterian College

Literature and Humanities
José Manuel Batista
Department of Languages and Culture Studies
UNC, Charlotte

Local Arrangements
Jürgen Buchenau, History and Latin American Studies, UNC Charlotte, jbuchenau@uncc.edu
Gregory Crider, History, Winthrop University, criderg@winthrop.edu

REMINDER: Reception for Pedagogy and Teaching Latin America Panels - Today at 5pm

Don’t forget to pass by the reception this afternoon from 5 to 6:30pm at Oh Caribe, which is Hotel Caribe’s beachside bar.

This event is to celebrate the panels and individual papers that focused on pedagogy and the teaching of Latin America.

The event is graciously sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

Hors d’ouevres and pasabocas will be provided.

Cash bar.

Important Programming Note // Actualización del programa

Please note that sessions scheduled for Lagomar 111 HAVE BEEN MOVED to Lagomar 216.


Por favor, tenga en cuenta que las sesiones programadas para Lagomar 111 se ha movido a Lagomar 216.

We have updated the Travel Resources page

We have added some additional resources to the Travel Resources for Cartagena page, including Lonely Planet’s Cartagena entry and some maps.

Check it out!

Additional information will be posted on the conference website.

5 days until SECOLAS kicks off its 63rd Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, March 9, SECOLAS will open its 63 annual meeting with a fun walk on the beach!

The conference will begin in earnest on Thursday, March 10, with the Executive Committee meeting (2-4pm) and the opening reception at Café Havana.

For conference information, including the lineup of panels, bookmark the conference webpage and visit it often.

¡Vamos a Cartagena!

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