The University of California, Santa Barbara will host its first Latin American and Iberian Studies Graduate Conference for MA and PhD students in southern California and beyond on May 18th, 2018. It will have as its theme Violence, Memory, and History, broadly defined, but papers on other subjects will also be considered.
In recent decades, studies on memory have come to center stage across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Scholars have come to recognize memory as a key arena in struggles of power. Narratives of the past — and often of violent pasts — have long been disputed and rewritten by different groups in Latin America in pursuit of particular ends. Scholars are increasingly aware of their importance and, as a result, a concern for the study of memory has come to the fore in different disciplines, including history, anthropology, art history, linguistics, sociology, and other fields.
A prize will be awarded for the best paper presented at the conference. Limited funds will be available to help cover the travel expenses of participants.
To submit your abstract, or to register to attend the conference, please visit http://bit.ly/lais2018
A flyer can be downloaded here.
Abstracts are due no later than March 15th, 2018.
Those accepted will be notified by April 1st and will be asked to submit drafts of their papers by May 5th.
Latin American and Iberian Studies;
Department of History
University of California, Santa Barbara