New regional seminar series grant scheme announced for 2013-14

Tuesday 26 March 2013
The Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce its regional seminar series grant scheme for the academic year 2013-14. This new scheme provides funding for a series of regional seminars held over two or three terms at two or more UK higher education institutions. The scheme will promote the study of the Americas and foster inter-institutional collaboration, particularly where institutional support structures are limited or where scholars are dispersed across discipline-based departments. Further particulars

Argentine film projection today at ISA - Los guantes magicos (The Magical Globes)

Thursday 21 March 2013
Come and join us this evening for the third session of the series ‘Staging the Future: Argentine Films in Dialogue’ with the projection of the film The Magic Gloves (2003) , by Martin Rejtman (90’) followed by an open discussion with the audience. 21 March, 5.30 pm, Room 104, Senate House (Spanish with English subtitles) Free Entrance. All Welcome. Invited speaker: Fernando Sdrigotti (Birkbeck)

ISA Visiting Research Fellow Dr Ryan Brading to speak at the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2013 annual conference

Monday 4 March 2013
The University of Manchester is expecting to welcome approximately 220 academics to the two-day event at which ISAs Dr Ryan Brading will present 'Hugo Chávez and Cancer: a new theme for populist discourse?'. The conference will run over Thursday afternoon and Friday, and has over 40 panels running in parallel streams, covering many diverse aspects of Latin American studies, in keeping with the broad interests of our membership and the multidisciplinary coverage of SLAS’s journal, the Bulletin of Latin American Research.

Professor Mary Turner

Wednesday 13 February 2013
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Mary Turner on 22 January 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Hull in East Yorkshire, she studied history at the University of Manchester. She moved to Jamaica in the early 1950s and developed a life-long fascination for the history of the region. Mary returned to London later in the decade to undertake a PhD. Her long and distinguished career as a teacher and scholar culminated with a Chair in History at Dalhousie University, Canada.