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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Historias 2 – Jonathan Brown

Steven Hyland speaks with Jonathan Brown, professor of history at the University of Texas, about his recent book on the Cuban Revolution and the research behind it. They also discuss intellectual itinerancy and the state and direction of Latin American history.

Historias 1 – Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider

In the inaugural edition of Historias – the SECOLAS podcast, Steven Hyland sits down with Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider, co-editors of the Annals edition of The Latin Americanist, to discuss their experiences with Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies and the organization’s importance for graduate students and professionals.   PS – We are working our way through some technical difficulties, and as such this is a re-post. We appreciate your patience.

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. Read more…

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 Read more…