The University of Lisbon has put out a call for papers addressing the experience of happiness in a chosen society and era, as understood from an historically-based intersdisciplinary perspective. Click here to find out more . Click here to register.
British Researcher Links grants are available for early-career researchers who need to spend three months abroad. Travel to the following countries is eligible: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, United States, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Researchers from these countries are also eligible to apply to fund travel to the UK. The call opened on 15 October and applications close on 24 November. http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/science/researcher-links
This Wednesday, 16th of October, the Lord Mayor of London, Roger Gifford, and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister of State, Hugo Swire will deliver their assessments on business and opportunity in Latin America. Regional experts will provide delegates with updates on Latin America’s economic, political and regional developments. Delegates will hear The Lord Mayor’s feed-back on his recent business visit to Latin America and his impressions on how to win business in the region.
Save the date in your calendar for the upcoming session of The Latin American Music Seminar (LAMS) on 2nd November 2013. LAMS is a UK-based interdisciplinary forum for Latin American music research, which aims to bring together scholars, students, musicians and members of the public to share interest, knowledge, and critical perspectives on Latin American music. The day will consist of a series of presentations and discussions, culminating in a live music show.
The Race in the Americas (RITA) group seeks papers from postgraduate students and established academics on the theme of race and music. Submissions on all forms of music are welcome but we are particularly interested in submissions dealing with the blues, jazz, hip-hop, avant garde music, reggae/ska, reggaeton, calypso, dancehall, gospel, and all forms of African and Latin American music. The papers will be presented at the second annual RITA conference, which will take place in Manchester, 15th/16th April 2014. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: Monday 30th September 2013.
With effect from 1 August 2013, the Institute for the Study of the Americas will change to focus solely on Latin America and the Caribbean, and will cease to support the study of North America. As a result, the Institute will be changing its name to the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS). The Institute is in the process of informing a wide range of its stakeholders about these changes and their implications. For more information, please read an open letter from Professor Linda Newson, the Director of the Institute .
In a keynote address at a conference organized by University of London , the leading US political scientist and Columbia University Professor Richard Pious will discuss differences in American attitudes to federal and state control, for example over the use of drones. That the split is no longer along party lines proves interesting parallels to the UK.
ISA and the Women and US Foriegn Policy Interview Project team are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for 6-8 people to help pay for part of their travel, full attendance and accommodation costs for the forthcoming conference, 'Globalisation & American Grand Strategy in a Time of Austerity'. Please indicate in your abstract submission whether you wish to be considered for funding. The funding is prioritised (but not exclusive) to early career academics including doctoral candidates. For more information click here.
As the 2-day conference approaches, read the latest blog entry from the Liberalism in the Americas project team here.
The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. The third annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest was scheduled for 25 to 28 April, 2013. Express Publications Editor Deborah John went one-on-one with John Cowley, author of 'Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso - Traditions in the Making', to discuss Lovey's Original Trinidad String Band and its musical significance. To read the Trinidad Express article in full click here.