Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies

Black-and-white rendering of the central figure of the gate at Tiwanaku, Bolivia, an image developed as the MACLAS logo by past President and longtime active member, the late Professor Jack Child.  

Black-and-white rendering of the central figure of the gate at Tiwanaku, Bolivia, an image developed as the MACLAS logo by past President and longtime active member, the late Professor Jack Child.

 

Logo for our new online peer-review journal, the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies.    

Logo for our new online peer-review journal, the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies.

 

 

Clusters of students gather under the trees outside the prestigious Lawn rooms at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Oct. 2015.

Clusters of students gather under the trees outside the prestigious Lawn rooms at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Oct. 2015.

  Welcome to the website of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS).  We are an interdisciplinary professional association that promotes and develops interest in Latin America studies and affairs. Each year we hold a conference in the mid-Atlantic region, which by our Constitution includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. We welcome scholars of all disciplines in the mid-Atlantic and beyond whose work relates in some fashion to the sprawling and vibrant field of Latin American studies.

  MACLAS is at an exciting moment — atop this new website (a work in progress), we are also poised to launch the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies (MARLAS) — an online, peer-reviewed journal on all things Latin American.  Building on our long tradition of peer-reviewed publication (see the archives of our journal Latin American Essays on this website), MARLAS represents the next logical step in our effort to disseminate new knowledge on Latin American Studies.  The MARLAS Editorial Board welcomes collaborators and new submissions — contact General Editor Ivani Vassoler — and hopes to begin publishing before the end of calendar year 2016.  We also publish a thrice-yearly newsletter, and award prizes for articles and books published by MACLAS members.

MACLAS 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. 

   We invite participation and paper & panel proposals for our Annual Meeting, MACLAS 2017, to be held March 24-25 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, thanks to the kind hospitality of the Latin American Studies Program under the direction of Professor of History Thomas Miller Klubock.  See the call for papers below, or click on Conferences > MACLAS 2017.

Click here for information about how you can become a MACLAS member.  And thank you for your patience as we revamp our website.