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.


Abierta la convocatoria para la postulación de artículos – Revista Pensamiento Americano

La Corporación Universitaria Americana y su Sello Editorial, se complacen en informarle que se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para la postulación de artículos de resultado de Investigación para su publicación en la revista Pensamiento Americano, órgano de divulgación científica de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales

Pensamiento Americano circula en forma semestral desde 2008 en su edición impresa y desde el 2013 en formato electrónico en sistema Open Access. Se ocupa especialmente de la publicación de artículos de resultados de investigación, artículos de revisión y artículos de reflexión en los idiomas Español, Inglés y Portugués.

La forma de hacer llegar los artículos a */Pensamiento Americano /*es enviándolo a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico:

Así mismo a través del sistema Open Journal Sistems OJS:

Para mayor información envío adjunto las políticas editoriales de la revista, así mismo puede visitar el link de la revista:

La revista *Pensamiento Americano* se encuentra incluida en las bases de
datos: Política Complete Index(México); Actualidad Iberoamericana.
asimismo se encuentra en procesos de evaluación en: Dialnet, Fuente
académica Premier y IBN Publindex.


CoEditora De la Revista

Director de Investigaciones.

Copyright © 2014 Revista Pensamiento Americano, All rights reserved. Se encuentra abierta la Convocatoria para quienes deseen publicar sus
artículos en la Revista Pensamiento Americano, que edita la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales de la Corporación Universitaria Americana.

Our mailing address is:
Revista Pensamiento Americano
Calle 72 # 41C – 64
Barranquilla – Colombia

Whiteford Graduate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology – submit papers

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) announces its 2014 Whiteford Graduate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology in honor of Michael B. Whiteford and Scott Whiteford. The award is intended to help a graduate student attend the SLACA Spring bi-annual meeting. The 2015 meeting will be held in Oaxaca Mexico, March 26-28. The prize consists of US $1000 to support a student registered in a graduate program in Latin American, the Caribbean or the United States. We encourage anthropology departments to support students entering the competition by providing additional conference travel funds.

The Whiteford Graduate Student Award was created through the enduring support of Michael B and Scott Whiteford who have donated all of the royalties from their book Crossing Currents: Continuity and Change in Latin America to the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology since its publication in 1998. With their contributions, SLACA has supported Latin American scholars by helping them travel to present their work at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. We are proud to extend the Whitefords’ generosity to students’ emerging scholarship at the spring SLACA meeting.
Papers submitted to the award’s committee are limited to a maximum length of six thousand words, including bibliography. Papers can be from any subfield of anthropology, but they must have an applied component and be based on field research carried out in Latin America, the Caribbean, or among first-generation migrants from these areas. The papers can be written in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The student must hold a current membership in SLACA. Awards will be announced at the 2015 SLACA meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico (March 26-28, 2015).

The paper may be submitted as early as Dec. 1, 2014 with a final deadline of January 5, 2015. Please submit papers electronically (as MS Word Files or PDFs) to Francisco Fernández, Jury Chair, at

Revista Estudios Sociales del NOA – Convocatoria para el Envio de Articulos

Nos es grato hacerles saber que se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para el envío de artículos para su publicación en la revista Estudios Sociales del NOA (ISSN 0329-8256, Impresa; ISSN 2362-2482, En línea) del Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras-Universidad de Buenos Aires).
La revista se propone divulgar contribuciones que representen un aporte a los estudios sobre el mundo andino y, a partir de estos, contribuir al esclarecimiento y el avance de los problemas y discusiones actuales de las ciencias sociales en general, desde el campo disciplinar en el que se inscriban.
Adjuntamos la política editorial de la revista y las normas editoriales vigentes. Asimismo les hacemos saber que se puede consultar la versión En Línea de la revista en:

Comité Editor Estudios Sociales del NOA /Nueva Serie/
Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara,
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras,
Universidad de Buenos Aires.

62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

Call for Papers
62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
March 12-14, 2015

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014

Conference Theme:
“Memory and Identity in Latin America”

The 62nd Annual Meeting of SECOLAS will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, from Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14, 2015. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars and graduate students to submit panel and individual paper proposals for participation in the conference.
We welcome submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies, including papers and panels that address the conference theme (broadly conceived).
Graduate student presenters will be eligible to apply for the Ed Moseley Award for the best paper presented at the SECOLAS meeting.

After the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for publication consideration in the SECOLAS Annals issue of The Latin Americanist, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by SECOLAS and Wiley Blackwell.

Send proposals, including a 250‐word abstract for each panel and/or paper and a brief CV (no more than 2 pages) for all panelists, to one of the program co-chairs by December 1, 2014:

History and Social Sciences
Michael Pisani
Department of Management
Central Michigan University

Literature and Humanities
Paul Worley
Department of English
Western Carolina University

Local Arrangements:
Jurgen Buchenau, History and Latin American Studies, UNC Charlotte, Gregory Crider, History, Winthrop University,

South Eastern Council On Latin American Studies – SECOLAS
UNC Charlotte | Department of History
9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223

2015 UAA Conference: Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City – CFP

2015 UAA Conference: Call for Participation
April 8-11, 2015
Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131
Call for Participation
Conference Policies -(Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)

• Review the conference policies for proposal submission, registration, & presentation scheduling.
• English is the official conference language. All abstracts, session proposals, papers and presentations must be prepared in English.
Proposal Submission: Participation Formats (Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)
• Individual paper presentation
Individuals may submit a proposal to present a researched-based paper. If your paper proposal is accepted, the program committee groups it with three or four other related papers into a panel. Each panelist presents his or her paper, and an open discussion follows the presentations. Each panel includes a moderator, who manages the time and introduces the panelists. Panel sessions are 80 minutes in length.
• Poster presentation
A poster is an alternative way to present the results of a research paper. However, a poster is not simply a set of full text pages of a research paper pinned to a board. To make a poster presentation, an author must prepare a set of printed pages that show the major components of her/his research study in a very concise and visually interesting manner. As a poster presenter, you have a unique opportunity to directly explain your work to colleagues who share your interests. A proposal for a poster presentation requires the submission of an abstract and full contact information for each author and co-author.
• Breakfast roundtable
A breakfast roundtable is an informal discussion of a topic during breakfast. The discussion is led by one or more persons but open to anyone who wishes to join in and share his or her views. If more than one person will lead the roundtable, only the primary leader must submit a proposal.
• Organized colloquy
A colloquy is a structured, formal discussion of a topic by a group of pre-selected individuals (typically four or five people). A colloquy proposal is submitted by an organizer who has invited individual speakers to participate in the proposed discussion.
• Organized panel
An organized panel consists of a pre-selected group of papers that are identified by an organizer. The organizer submits the abstract and contact information for each paper’s author(s).
• Volunteer moderator
This option is designed for those who wish to actively participate in the conference but who are not involved in any of the session types/roles described above. Do not choose this option if you are presenting a paper/poster or serving as a colloquy speaker or breakfast roundtable convener.
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