Altered states: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America – Call for Papers

The deadline to submit panels, workshop proposals, and paper presentations is Jan 10 (Saturday).

Ithaca College – Apr. 17–18, 2015

The theme of this year’s conference is Altered states: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America. The introduction of ideas and patterns that challenge tradition, and the interplay between old and new, creates a dynamism in the region that is both exciting and challenging for those who study it. Boundaries often blur as the states of society, culture, politics and identity are altered. We seek to examine these alterations from a wide variety of perspectives and academic disciplines.

We encourage submissions that address this year’s theme, and also welcome paper and panel proposals dealing with all other aspects of Latin America, as well as proposals for workshops that inform faculty and students on practical issues such as study abroad programs in Latin America, academic publishing, the road to tenure, and effective pedagogical techniques.

Proposals are due by Sat. Jan. 10, 2015.  You will need to supply:

  • Title of individual paper, panel, or workshop (specify which);
  • Your name (panel and workshop proposals must include the names and paper titles of all presenters; discussants are optional);
  • Your institution and position (faculty, graduate or undergraduate student, other); and
  • A 250-word abstract in English or Spanish.

Applicants will be informed by Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 whether their proposals have been accepted.

MACLAS offers prizes for the best book and best article or chapter published by a member in the last two years, as well as prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate papers presented at the conference.  Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a Christina Turner Travel Award to help defray conference costs.  For details, click here.

Conference registration fees are $125 for the full conference or $75 for one day if submitted by Mar. 15, 2015.  After this date, the fees are $175 for the full conference or $100 for one day.  In order to appear on the program, conference participants must be current members of MACLAS.  Annual dues range from $10–$35, depending on professional status and income.


The Ideal City: between myth and reality – Call for Abstracts


The RC21 Conference 2015 will be hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences – Department of Economics, Society, and Politics at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy.

The proposed abstracts besides addressing the single sessions’ topics should be inspired by the conference theme of ‘The ideal city between myth and reality’

The selection process

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2015. Each abstract will be classified by the session organizers into three categories:

A – Accepted abstract to be presented at the conference;
B – Accepted abstract as a contribution to the conference (available online) (this paper might be presented in case of drop outs);
C – Refused abstract. The paper will not be presented at the conference.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to and to the session organizers (see email addresses listed below).

Authors of accepted abstracts should send their paper not later than 15 June 2013 to: and to the session organizers. The accepted papers will be published online on the website only if submitted in time.

Abstracts should include the following information:

A – The session to which the abstract is submitted.
B – A synthesis of the issues to be addressed in the paper, the hypothesis underlying them, the empirical and/or the theoretical basis, and the structure of the paper (300-500 words).
C – The contact of the author(s): Name(s), affiliation, address, a phone nr. (will not be made public) and an e-mail address.