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    Mexico: SILAS, July 2009. “Heroes, victims or villains?”

    By Noreen Bowden | July 31, 2008

    Second Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS)

    “Heroes, victims or villains? Irish Presentations and Representations in Latin America and the Caribbean”

    Morelia, Mexico

    15-18 July 2009

    Organised by the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

    Call for Papers

    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 of 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 interest 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.

    Abstracts in English, Portuguese or Spanish (c.300 words) should be sent by email to the conference organisers, to arrive no later than 1 November 2008. Should you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper, please register by sending your details to the organisers by 1 April 2009.

    Organising Committee

    Lourdes de Ita, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

    Martín Pérez Acevedo, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

    Miguel ?ngel Sánchez de Armas, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

    Laura Izarra, Universidade de São Paulo

    Edmundo Murray, University of Zurich

    Send Paper Proposals to: mexico2009@irlandeses.org

    Conference Pages: www.irlandeses.org/mexico2009.htm

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