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Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London 20 March, 2015


Central America does not figure prominently in many conference programmes, but there are many scholars from different humanities and social science disciplines working on the region. This one- day workshop aims to bring together scholars of Central America to showcase their work and network with others working on the region. It is hoped that it will provide an overview of the research being conducted on Central America and identify emerging themes.

We therefore invite established scholars and PhD students from any humanities and social discipline to submit papers. These will then be organised around themes that will best promote dialogue. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Violence, Memory and Human Rights
  • New Perspectives on the Conflicts of the 1980s
  • Central America’s International Relations
  • Social Movements and Social Justice
  • Geography and the Environment
  • Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Central America
  • Indigenous Cultures, Languages and Histories
  • History and Archaeology
  • Film, Literature and Visual Culture
  • Democracy and Governance
  • The ‘Pink Tide’ in Central America

Please send an abstract of about 200 words and a brief bio to Hilary Francis at: by 30 January 2015
Organisers: Hilary Francis, Ainhoa Montoya, Sophie Brockmann and Linda Newson (ILAS) Venue: Senate House, London WC1E 7HU