Call for Papers
Released: 21 May 2008
19 August 2009
The time has come for SILAS
to convene its first conference in the Americas. The Second
SILAS Conference will be held in colonial Morelia, with the
local support of the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas
at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.
Researchers, students and independent scholars will share
their work and experience on different aspects of
Irish-Latin American relations.
Under the general title
"Heroes, victims or villains? Irish Presentations and
Representations in Latin America and the Caribbean", this
meeting proposes to foster international and
multidisciplinary approaches to the study of connections
between Ireland, Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia.
SILAS was founded in July
2003 to promote the study of relations between Ireland and
Latin America. The range of interests of the Society spans
the settlement, lives and achievements of Irish migrants to
Latin America and their descendants, the contemporary
presence of Ireland in the life and culture of Latin America
and the presence of Latin Americans in Ireland.
The Society invites papers on
any aspect of Irish-Latin American links from scholars and
students in disciplines such as humanities and social
sciences, including for example history, literature,
geography, politics, economy and the arts. The aim of the
conference is to promote the exchange of views and research
findings on a diverse range of issues and on an
inter-disciplinary basis. For further details and updates,
please see the conference pages (www.irlandeses.org/mexico2009.htm).
Abstracts may be submitted in
Spanish, Portuguese or English (c. 300 words). The
conference working languages are Spanish and English. Please
register and send your abstract using the Online Submission Form. Abstracts should be sent no later than
2 March 2009. Should you wish
to attend the conference without presenting a paper, please
register through the Online Submission Form by 30