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We would like to thank everyone who attended SLAS 2014 for making it a vibrant and exciting conference. All of us at Birkbeck were delighted to be able to bring together top researchers involved in Latin American Studies in the UK and abroad. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We look forward to seeing you all again at next year's conference in Aberdeen.


The Society for Latin American Studies held its 50th Anniversary Conference in 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London, welcoming around 300 academics to the two and a half-day event. The conference programme reflected the diversity of Latin American Studies, whose interdisciplinary nature incorporates the study of history, music, economics, anthropology, development, literature, history and international relations. The conference included nearly 50 panels, some which focused on a specific country and others which used comparison between Latin American countries, or between Latin America and Europe, to explore the new developments and challenges that are faced both in Latin America and globally.


The SLAS 2014 keynotes were delivered by Professor Matthew Restall of Pennsylvania State University and Professor Javier Auyero of University of Texas at Austin.


You can read more about SLAS 2014 here and here.


Download a pdf of the conference programme.

Social media

Some SLAS 2014 news, comments and photos have been posted to Twitter and Instagram under the conference hashtag #SLAS14. You can also see all posts here.


The conference was kindly supported by Birkbeck's Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck's School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Wiley Blackwell, the Institute of Latin American Studies, the UCL Institute of the Americas and the Anglo-Bolivian Society.


SLAS 2014 was convened by Dr Jasmine Gideon, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Birkbeck College.

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