University of Liverpool is proud to hold the annual conference Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) next week, 19-21 June 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Towards A New Geometry of Power: Confronting Latin America’s Past in Order to Shape its Future’. Postgraduate students will be delivering a range of different papers on Latin America and the Caribbean from a variety of disciplines.

Chile%2040%20years%20event%20posterHighlights of the conference include a public lecture by Dr Bernardo Muñoz, a former member of the Chilean Socialist Party and documentary screenings by Michael Chanan (Wednesday 19 June, Rendall Building, LT8, 2.30pm) and a keynote lecture by leading geographer Professor Doreen Massey (Thursday 20 June, Rendall Building, LT8, 2.15-3.15pm).

PILAS is the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS). As an organisation run by and for postgraduate students, PILAS aims to foster interaction among postgraduates working in the field of Latin American Studies at institutions of higher education throughout the United Kingdom, as well as those in Europe and the Americas. The conference organiser is the PILAS president Sarah Parry, who is currently completing her PhD at Liverpool.

For more information, find the full programme of events here!

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