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.

http://www.maclas.org/conferences/maclas-2015/maclas-2015-cfp

Photo Contest LASA2015 / Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias

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“The camera is another instrumental extension of our senses, one that can record on a low scale of abstraction. The camera, by its optical character, has whole vision.” Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method by John Collier Jr., Malcolm Collier, Edward T. Hall

Third Place/ Tercer Lugar Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana – By Damian Liviche A pesar de la fachada de resorts 5 estrellas, el trasfondo de esa ciudad oculta historias de malas condiciones laborales, sacrificio y esfuerzo de personas que viajan hasta ahí de todos lados del país en busqueda de un futuro mejor en la industria del turismo. En la foto: Hombre se refugia del sol del mediodía bajo una tabla de madera en su descanso para almorzar.

Third Place/ Tercer Lugar
Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana – By Damian Liviche
A pesar de la fachada de resorts 5 estrellas, el trasfondo de esa ciudad oculta historias de malas condiciones laborales, sacrificio y esfuerzo de personas que viajan hasta ahí de todos lados del país en busqueda de un futuro mejor en la industria del turismo. En la foto: Hombre se refugia del sol del mediodía bajo una tabla de madera en su descanso para almorzar.

2nd Place/ Segundo Lugar Ciudad de Juarez Mexico - By Corrie Boudreaux The Raramuri people are an indigenous group in northern Mexico. In Ciudad Juarez, most Raramuris (also known as Tarahumara) live in a colonia with unpaved streets in the hilly northwest part of the city, where they are able to preserve their language and some traditional customs, but find themselves excluded from participation in the mainstream economic and social activities of the city.

2nd Place/ Segundo Lugar
Ciudad de Juarez Mexico – By Corrie Boudreaux
The Raramuri people are an indigenous group in northern Mexico. In Ciudad Juarez, most Raramuris (also known as Tarahumara) live in a colonia with unpaved streets in the hilly northwest part of the city, where they are able to preserve their language and some traditional customs, but find themselves excluded from participation in the mainstream economic and social activities of the city.

First Place/ Primer Lugar Lima, Peru – By Giselle Vila Los niños de la Escuela 5128 "Sagrado Corazón de María" en Nuevo Pachacútec, Ventanilla, estudian sobre la arena y con infraestructura precaria. Un proyecto de alumnos de la PUCP procuró llevar talleres artísticos para el desarrollo de habilidades emocionales. Los niños terminaron enseñando a los jóvenes de la PUCP cuáles son las habilidades que se requieren para sobrevivir en la arena.

First Place/ Primer Lugar
Lima, Peru – By Giselle Vila
Los niños de la Escuela 5128 “Sagrado Corazón de María” en Nuevo Pachacútec, Ventanilla, estudian sobre la arena y con infraestructura precaria. Un proyecto de alumnos de la PUCP procuró llevar talleres artísticos para el desarrollo de habilidades emocionales. Los niños terminaron enseñando a los jóvenes de la PUCP cuáles son las habilidades que se requieren para sobrevivir en la arena.

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
m.pisani@cmich.edu

Literature and Humanities
Paul Worley
Department of English
Western Carolina University
pmworley@wcu.edu

Local Arrangements:
Jurgen Buchenau, History and Latin American Studies, UNC Charlotte, jbuchenau@uncc.edu Gregory Crider, History, Winthrop University, criderg@winthrop.edu

South Eastern Council On Latin American Studies – SECOLAS
UNC Charlotte | Department of History
9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223
Email: Secolas-org@uncc.edu

LACS Dissertation Prize

The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association announces the LACS Dissertation Prize

The 2014 LACS Dissertation Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation completed and defended in 2013 in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers, or Atlantic World history. Dissertations defended at any institution in the US South and adjacent states (i.e. any state in which the SHA has held a meeting) will be considered. Authors must be or become LACS members at the time of submission.

Submit two files to each of the committee members below: a title and one-page abstract and an electronic version of the dissertation.

LACS Website: http://ww2.tnstate.edu/lacs/

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Christina Abreu, Georgia Southern University (Committee Chair)
cdabreu@georgiasouthern.edu

mailto: cdabreu@georgiasouthern.edu

Two-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 – Stone Center For Latin American Studies at Tulane University

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.  Applications from social scientists, especially working in the areas of political development, economic analysis and policy, social policy, environmental studies, urban studies, and communication/media studies are encouraged.  Experience with Community Based Research or Service-Learning instruction a plus.  Fellows will be selected following two criteria: (1) intellectual merit and (2) the potential impact that their research, teaching, and experience would have on the strategic advancement of Latin American Studies at Tulane.

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $47,500 plus benefits and requires teaching two courses per semester, with at least one course for each Spring Semester designated as a Service-Learning course.  Fellows will also be expected to assume responsibility for leading at least one new Center initiative and/or will participate in mentoring the Center’s undergraduate and graduate students.  Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by June 2014 and absolutely must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  Preference will be given to those who have not had recent access to Tulane University’s resources and whose research would benefit from such access.

Please send a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your research interests and teaching philosophy, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, detailed proposals for at least one content course or seminar, and three letters of recommendation to: Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows Search, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 100 Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA  70118-5698.

For additional information on the Stone Center and its programs, please visit our website: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu . For more information on the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship program, please contact James D. Huck, Jr., Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-865-5164 or jhuck@tulane.edu.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, 2014, until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.  All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

Seminario de Arquitectura Latinoamericana – 22 al 26 de Septiembre 2013 – Bogota

Se acerca el SAL 15, Bogotá 2013 que se realizará del 22 al 26 de septiembre!  Esta será una gran oportunidad para conocer en voz de sus protagonistas, lo que está sucediendo en las principales ciudades latinoamericanas de hoy. A través de los salones temáticos y conferencias magistrales, los asistentes podrán recibir ideas claras sobre los principales eventos y transformaciones urbanas que estarán definiendo las ciudades del futuro.

Serán muchas las preguntas que nuestros 48 expertos que abordarán alrededor de los 7 temas definidos como sombrilla de una gran reflexión sobre la arquitectura y el espacio urbano en latinoamérica: ¿Cuál ha sido el impacto en la ciudad marginal brasilera con las obras desarrolladas para el Mundial de Brasil en 2014?, ¿Cómo avanza la transformación de Caracas con la creación de un inmenso parque metropolitano en sus antiguas instalaciones aeroportuarias?, ¿Cómo ha sido el interesante proceso de revitalización del centro de Cuenca en Ecuador?,

¿De qué manera la construcción de espacios públicos construidos en diversas ciudades de México contribuyen a la transformación de un país en crisis?, ¿Cómo se ha construido identidad de un lugar en el sur de Chile a partir del uso de la madera en sus espacios públicos?, ¿Cómo la arquitectura puede transformar y recuperar la identidad en zonas vulnerables o afectadas por fenómenos de desplazamiento?, ¿Cómo ha influenciado la divulgación y la crítica en la construcción y el desarrollo de la identidad de la arquitectura latinoamericana?
http://www.fundacionrogeliosalmona.org/noticias/noticias-de-la-fundacion/conozcalosinvitadosinternacionalesdelsal15

 

Invitados Internacionales:

 

Rodolfo Santamaría (México) Álvaro Véliz (Guatemala) María Eugenia Martínez (Colombia) Boris Albornoz (Ecuador)

Ciudad Marginal

Carlos Montoya (Colombia) Héctor Vigliecca (Brasil) Simón Hosie (Colombia)

Louise Noëlle Gras (México) Pedro Belaúnde y Graciela Fernández (Perú)

 Bordes

Andrés Mignucci (Puerto Rico) Alfredo Garay (Argentina) Carlos Eduardo Comas (Brasil) María Dolores Muñoz y Leonel Pérez (Chile)

Institucionalidad y participación ciudadana

Melín Navas (Venezuela) Andrés Navarro (República Dominicana) Augusto Ortiz de Zevallos (Perú) Sara Topelson (México) Fernando Lara y María Camila Coronado (Austin, Texas, EUA)

Recuperación urbana y transporte

Benjamín Barney (Colombia) Manuel Delgado (Venezuela) Juan Pablo Duque (Colombia) Miguel Mayorga y María Pia Fontana (España)

 Comunicación y crítica

Gustavo Luis Moré (República Dominicana) Abilio Guerra (Brasil) Fernando Díez (Argentina) Fernando González Gortázar (México) Ana Esteban Maluenda (España)

Proyecto arquitectónico

Hugo Segawa (Brasil) Mark Raymond (Trinidad y Tobago) Daniel Bermúdez (Colombia) Eduardo Tejeira (Panamá) Gonzalo Cerda Brintrup (Chile)

Conferencistas magistrales

Sergio Magalhães (Brasil)

Alberto Kalach (México)

Cristián Undurraga (Chile)

Reunión de revistas

Mesa revistas de arquitectura: “Retos y rumbos: el porvenir de las revistas”

Moderador:

Lorenzo Fonseca (Colombia) Inés Moisset (Argentina) Abilio Guerra (Brasil)

Maarten Goossens (Colombia) Pedro Antonio Belaúnde (Perú) Horacio Torrent (Chile)

Foro de revistas de arquitectura latinoamericana: “Operatividad, logros y desarrollo de las revistas de arquitectura”

Moderador:

Patricia Méndez (Argentina) Hernán Ascui Fernández (Chile) Humberto Eliash (Chile) Gustavo Luis Moré (República Dominicana)