Call for Papers – MACLAS 2010
Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies Annual Conference
Continuing Struggles for Independence and Justice
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
March 26-27, 2010
2010 is both the bicentennial of Latin American independence movements and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, yet many of the goals of those movements remain unfulfilled as peoples in the region continue to struggle with dependency and social inequality. The program committee invites faculty, students and practitioners to submit individual paper and panel proposals that are particularly concerned with the notions of independence, equality and empowerment. Of course, papers dealing with other aspects of Latin American studies are most welcome. Additionally, the organizers will consider a limited number of workshop proposals that aim at informing students and faculty on issues such as study abroad programs in Latin America, academic publishing, the road to tenure, and the use of technology in the classroom.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for individual papers or complete panel proposals (250 word abstracts for all 4 papers) in English or Spanish to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2009. Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please be sure to include a title, your name (and the name of all participants if a panel), your institution and your role (faculty, student or other title).
MACLAS offers prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate papers submitted, as well as prizes to the membership at large for best article and best book published in 2008-2009. Please see the website www.maclas.org for details and deadlines.
Finally, graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Christina Turner Graduate Student Travel, to help reimburse travel and lodging costs for the conference.