MACLAS logo jpegWelcome 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.

Right now, in October 2016, we’re in the process of moving our website to a new platform.  The temporary URL of our new MACLAS website is .  There you can find the Call for Papers and other information for our 2017 Annual Meeting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on March 24-25; just go to “Conferences” and click on “MACLAS 2017 Univ of Virginia,” or directly here:

We hope to finish the process of replacing this existing website with the new one by November 1 or so, at which time the new website will carry the same URL that you’re visiting now (  In the meantime, we’ll have two websites up & running.  Thanks for your patience as we work to develop a more reliable and user-friendly Web presence.










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