In 2010 Leslie Bethell wrote a provocative essay in the Journal of Latin America Studies entitled ''Brazil and Latin America''. In raising the question ''Is Brazil part of Latin America?” the essay generated, and continues to generate, considerable debate. The conference aims to explore further the theme of Brazil’s relationship with the rest of Latin America, past and present.
The conference will mark the publication of a new book of essays on modern Brazilian history and politics by Leslie Bethell in which the first essay is a revised and expanded version of ''Brazil and Latin America''.
We invite papers from scholars exploring any aspect of the political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual relations between Brazil and Spanish America. We are also interested in presentations on how Brazil’s position in Latin America is seen by other nations, both within the region and overseas, for example, by the US or Europe. Papers can focus on any time period from independence to the present.
The conference will be held at Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London on 15 June, 2018
Organisers: Professor Linda Newson, Institute of Latin America Studies and Professor Anthony Pereira, Brazil Institute, Kings College London
Please send an abstract of about 200 words and a brief bio to Professor Linda Newson at the Institute of Latin American Studies: email@example.com by 16 April 2018
Professor Linda Newson, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London