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Call for Papers – Secolas 2023 in Antigua, Guatemala

CALL FOR PAPERS 70th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies(SECOLAS) Antigua, GuatemalaMarch 22-26, 2023 Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2022 Submit your abstract at this link. The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) is pleased to announce a call for paper and panel abstract submissions for SECOLAS’s 70th Annual Meeting, to be held March 22-26, 2023 in Antigua, Guatemala. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars, and students to submit panel Read more…

Antigua 2023 – a brief update

A very quick update about the 2023 annual meeting. We are working to finalize contracts with vendors and accommodations in Antigua, Guatemala. It has taken longer than expected. That said, we have honed in on three possible weekends to hold the conference in March 2023. The panels would be held during one of the following Thursday-Saturday combinations: 2, 3, 4 March, or 9, 10, 11 March, or 16, 17, 18 March I appreciate everyone’s patience. Read more…

SECOLAS Awarded Pandemic Recovery Grant from the American Historical Association

For Immediate Release March 28, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina – The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) has been awarded funding from the American Historical Association’s Grants to Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations Program, which provides relief to institutions adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021  “The Southeastern Council Read more…

Historias 161 – Elizabeth Schwall on Dance and Revolution in Cuba

Today Dustin welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Schwall to the podcast to talk about the relationship between dance and politics in Cuba.  An interdisciplinary scholar of Latin American history and dance, Schwall is the author of Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).  She explains the various ways that staged dance was infused with political significance by a variety of Cuban actors.  Schwall’s story intersects with the social Read more…

2022 Election Results

The membership elected the following: Dr. Eunice Rojas – President-Elect Dr. Lori Oxford and Dr. Sarah Foss, At-large Members of the Executive Committee (2022-2025) Dr. Corrie Boudreaux and Leah Walton, Members of the Executive Committee representing Contingent Faculty and Graduate Students (2022-2024)

Submit your paper for the Annals issue!

Presenters at the March 2022 SECOLAS meeting are encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication in The Latin Americanist Annals issue. The Annals edition is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal issue published by the University of North Carolina Press in behalf of SECOLAS, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University. The Latin Americanist Annals issue publishes scholarly articles from any academic discipline that include original research concerning Latin America. Manuscripts may be Read more…