Welcome to the website of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS). We are an interdisciplinary association that promotes and develops interest in Latin American studies and affairs. Each year we hold a conference somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region. We also publish Latin American Essays and a thrice-yearly newsletter, and award prizes for articles and books published by MACLAS members. Click here for information about how you can become a member.
Join us for MACLAS 2015 at Ithaca College
The 2015 Conference will be April 17-18. The theme is “Altered States: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America.” For further information on the conference, click here. The deadline for submissions for papers and panels has passed. Those who submitted a proposal will be informed by Sat., Feb. 7 whether it was accepted. Information about the 2016 conference and a call for papers will be posted in mid-fall 2015.