SLAS2020 conference CANCELLED

It saddens us to have to communicate to you the decision taken by the SLAS conference committee, in consultation with the SLAS committee, that SLAS2020 will be cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. Quite a number of travel restrictions and bans have been imposed over the past few days by different universities across Europe and the Americas, many of them lasting at least until the end of April. Additionally, the number of cases reported in the Netherlands is on the increase and it is quite possible that universities here will begin taking measures soon. The situation becomes more complex daily and is rapidly changing. In these circumstances, the SLAS 2020 conference committee and the SLAS committee not only need to bear in mind the practicalities of running the conference, but also delegates’ health and safety and the health and safety of those around them. This decision has not been taken lightly, and we are fully aware that this will be a disappointment to you, as it is to all of us on the committee and at SLAS.


On 12 March 2020, all SLAS2020 delegates were sent an email with more information on the cancellation from If you did not see this message, please first check your spambox, and write us an email in case you did not receive it.


Society for Latin American studies

Founded in 1964, the Society for Latin American Studies is a learned society that studies all aspects of Latin American society and culture. It is one of the leading Latin American studies organisations in Europe, with around 400 members. While most are academics and PhD students, members also include diplomats, journalists, and research analysts from business and non-governmental organisations.


Since its creation in 1964, the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), hosted by the University of Amsterdam, has promoted Latin American Studies in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. This is done by conducting and stimulating relevant and original research on developments in Latin America and distributing the results of this research via academic education and publications. CEDLA’s library is considered Europe’s second largest collection of material on Latin America. Since July 2015, CEDLA is part of the Faculty of the Humanities of the University of Amsterdam.


- Are you presenting a paper at the SLAS 2020 conference?
- Are you based in Latin America?
- Are you a doctoral student or early career researcher?

If your answer to all these questions is yes, you can submit the full-length version of your SLAS paper to the Bulletin of Latin American Research to be considered for our new Translation Prize!

Papers presented at SLAS will need to be worked up into a full length manuscript in line with BLAR guidelines (maximum = 8000 words) and submitted via the journal webpage by 1st July 2020 making sure to note that is for consideration for the Translation Prize. The BLAR editorial team will decide which is the strongest entry (as per the criteria on our journal webpage) by 15th September 2020, and communicate the news. The winning piece will be sent out for external peer review, and if reviewed positively and accepted for publication, the paper will be translated into English (organised by the journal editors).
Any queries please contact BLAR co-editor Dr Jo Crow -

Keynote by Maristella Svampa

Svampa is a sociologist, Conicet researcher and Professor at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina. She is a coordinator of the Group of Critical Studies of the Development and member of collectives “Plataforma 2012”.

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The call for paper and panel proposals is closed

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