9 days!

Be sure to check back often as we continue to update the conference webpage with information about various activities!

Awards season is here! // ¡La temporada de premios está llegada ya!

SECOLAS members: Consider submitting your 2015 publications to one of our prize competitions.


Call for SECOLAS Awards Submissions

SECOLAS awards three prizes each year: the A.B. Thomas Award, the Sturgis Leavitt Award, and the Edward H. Moseley Award. The presentation of the awards is made at the annual meeting, and the names of the winners and their works are printed in The Latin Americanist. The next conference will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, March 9-13, 2016. The theme for this conference is “Legacies of Transcultural Encounters in the Americas.”

The Alfred B. Thomas Book Award. (DEADLINE: have your publisher post the book by Friday, January 15, 2016 to the award committee.)

The Alfred B. Thomas Award is awarded annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous year. Co‐authored works may be considered, but not anthologies or edited works. Books may be in any language. Authors must have been members of SECOLAS for the two calendar years (e.g. 2014, 2015) preceding the year in which the prize will be awarded. The Executive Committee assigns a group of three members – at least one of whom is not an historian – to select the winning book. Thomas Award committee members serve for three years on a rotating basis.

To apply for this award please send a copy of your book to all three committee members:

Steven Taylor (Chair, 2016)
Department of Political Science
Troy University
334 MSCX
Troy, AL 36082

Tim Hawkins (2017)
Stalker Hall 322
Department of History
Indiana State University
621 Chestnut Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Rebecca Atencio (2018)
302 Newcomb Hall
Spanish & Portuguese Department
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

The Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article. (DEADLINE: Sunday, January 31, 2016)

The Sturgis Leavitt Award is given annually for the best article or book chapter on a Latin American or Iberian subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous calendar year. The article may be written in any language. Preference will be given to articles that have an appeal beyond a single discipline.  A committee of three appointed by the Executive Committee selects the winning article or book chapter written by a SECOLAS member. Committee members serve for three years on a rotating basis.

To apply for this award please send a PDF version of your published document by email to all three committee members:

Matt Childs (Chair, 2016)
Department of History
University of South Carolina

Maria del Carmen Collado (2017)
Instituto Mora
Mexico City

Benjamin Cowan (2018)
Department of History
George Mason University

The Edward H. Moseley Award. (DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016)

The Edward H. Moseley Award is presented annually to the graduate student and SECOLAS member who has presented the best graduate student paper at the current year’s meeting.

To apply for this award please email a PDF or MS Word document of your paper to all three committee members:

Sarah Bares (Chair, 2016)

Oscar de la Torre Cueva (2017)
Assistant Professor
Department of Africana Studies
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Michael Pisani (2018)
Department of Management
Central Michigan University

SECOLAS 2016 – Important Dates – Fechas Importantes – Datas Importantes

mid-December, 2015 – Initial draft of panels will be released
January 15, 2016 – Deadline for Early Pricing
January 16, 2016 – Late Pricing begins
February 10, 2016 – Last day to request a refund
February 24, 2016 – Close of Registration for participants outside of Colombia


Mediados de Diciembre, 2015 – ​Version inicial del programa disponible al público
​15 de Enero , 2016 – Fin de Precio preferencial por inscripción temprana
​16 de Enero, 2016 – Inicia precio de inscripción regular
10 de Febrero, 2016 – Ultima fecha para solicitar reembolso de inscripción
24 de Febrero, 2016 – Fecha límite para inscripción de participantes fuera de Colombia


Meados de dezembro de 2015: cronograma inicial de painéis serão divulgados
15 de janeiro de 2016- último dia para pagamento adiantado
16 de janeiro de 2016- inicia-se pagamento tardio
10 de fevereiro de 2016- último dia para solicitação de reembolso
24 de fevereiro de 2016- encerramento das inscrições para participantes de fora da Colômbia

SECOLAS has extended the deadline for abstract submissions

SECOLAS has extended the deadline for panel and individual paper abstract submission until November 1, 2015.

Consult the conference web page for further information about the submission process.

¡Vamos a Colombia!

Online Submission Form // El formulario de presentación

The online submission form is working properly. You may also submit your materials to secolas2016@gmail.com

El formulario de presentación en línea está funcionando correctamente. También se puede enviar las materiales a secolas2016@gmail.com.

One week to submit your panel and/or paper abstracts for Cartagena 2016!

Be sure to submit your abstracts and CVs by next Thursday! You may do so on the conference page.

Spanish and Portuguese versions are live!

Check out SECOLAS’ website which includes fully functional Spanish and Portuguese versions.

Attaboys to David, Paula and Patty!

Hello world.

We are live! Welcome to SECOLAS’ new website.

You will find information about the organization, its leadership, history and annual conferences.

Please explore the site and let us know if we can answer any questions or consider adding any additional functions.


SECOLAS Constitution

We invite you to visit our ABOUT US page where our constitution has been added recently.

SECOLAS Website update

We are glad to show you the work in progress of the new SECOLAS Website. Visit us later to see the final version and don’t forget to share our information with other scholars.

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