Ann González publishes her latest book!

Congratulations to longtime member Ann B. González for her hot-off-the-press book Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children’s Literature!

Check it out!

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

Historias 6 - Michael Goebel

How do nationalist ideas emerge, evolve, and spread? How do urban spaces and the migration of people factor in?

Dr. Michael Goebel joins Steven to discuss the arc of his research, ranging from nationalism in twentieth-century Argentina, to anti-imperialist activism in interwar Paris, to comparing urban inequality in specific global port cities between 1850 and 1950. He also comments on his interest in putting into dialogue discrete fields of history, the benefits of this engagement, and the impetus for co-creating the Global Urban History Network.

 

Additional resources:
Global Urban History
Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015)
Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (UP of Florida, 2014)
Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool UP, 2011)
‘The Capital of the Men without a Country’: Migrants and Anticolonialism in Interwar Paris,” The American Historical Review 121, no. 5 (2016), 1444-1467.
Gauchos, Gringos and Gallegos: The Assimilation of Italian and Spanish Immigrants in the Making of Modern Uruguay, 1880-1930,” Past and Present no. 208 (2010), 191-229.

Historias 5 - Aiala Levy

What are the digital humanities and how can it help one’s research project?

Dr. Aiala Levy of the University of Scranton speaks with Carlos Dimas about the field and the many tools available in the digital humanities. Dr. Levy also shares how she came to her research project on the imagining and creation of a mass urban public in a rapidly expanding turn-of-century São Paulo and how her personal experience and interest in digital humanities have shaped the study.

 

 

Additional resources:
Dr. Aiala Levy’s personal website
Theater’s in São Paulo, 1854-1924 (Dr. Levy on carto.com)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organization
Digital History Resources (from the American Historical Association)
Lara Putnam, “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast,” American Historical Review 121, no. 2 (2016), 377-402.

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

Historias 4 - Steven Taylor

How will the recent congressional elections in Colombia influence the ongoing peace process? Political scientist Steven Taylor speaks with Carlos and Steven about FARC’s participation in the elections, the looming presidential elections, and what challenges remain for fully implementing the peace deal championed by outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

 
Additional resources:

Steven Taylor’s 2016 article “Colombia: On the Brink of Peace with the FARC?” in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Steven Taylor’s Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia (via Google books)

Alto Comisionado para la Paz (en español)

Colombia Peace: Monitoring Progress in Peace Dialogues (Washington Office on Latin America)

Historias 3 - Erika Edwards

Steven speaks with Erika Edwards, assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about her upcoming book on people of African-descent in Córdoba, Argentina, her role and goals as co-Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History, and her community advocacy for Latinos in Charlotte.

 

Additional resources:

Department of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Conference on Latin American History

Latin Americans Working for Achievement

Call for Submissions - Moseley Student Paper Award

Graduate student presenters at the Nashville meeting may submit their revised conference paper to the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award competition.

The deadline to submit to the committee is Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by 5pm EST. Submissions must not be longer than 25 pages, including bibliography, endnotes and/or footnotes.

The Executive Committee of SECOLAS grants the three finalists the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. This small award will cover your annual membership dues, registration fees, and banquet ticket for SECOLAS’ annual meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico in spring 2019, during which the winner of the Moseley Award will be announced.

SECOLAS is unable to offer travel grants.

You may submit your conference paper to the following committee members:

Michael Pisani (2018) (Chair)
Department of Management
Central Michigan University
pisan1mj@cmich.edu

Melissa Birkhofer (2019)
Department of English
Western Carolina University
mdbirkhofer@wcu.edu

Joe Lenti (2020)
Department of History
Eastern Washington University
jlenti@ewu.edu

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