Institute of the Americas
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juan Grigera to join UCL-IA
- Westminster in the Caribbean conference: September 11-12 2014 in Jamaica
- New UCL-IA Director Appointed
- UCL-IA staff nominated to UCL Student Choice Teaching Awards
- Verena Braehler on violence in Rio de Janeiro
- Tony McCulloch elected President of BACS
- Iwan Morgan awarded BAAS Honorary Fellowship 2014
- The Americas Studentships - call for applications
- MSc International Relations of the Americas - Apply online now
- Watch our videos
- New Modules for 2014/15
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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juan Grigera to join UCL-IA
Publication date: 14 July 2014
UCL-IA is pleased to announce
that Dr Juan Grigera has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
of £250,000 to be held at UCL-IA, and will be joining us in October.
Third conference of the Westminster in the Caribbean network
Publication date: 27 June 2014
Dr Kate Quinn (UCL-IA) and Prof Brian Meeks (UWI) convene the third conference of the AHRC-funded Westminster In Caribbean (WIC) network, which examines contemporary processes of political reform in the region, assessing attempts to modify, regenerate, or overhaul the Westminster model of governance in the post-independence Caribbean. It will take place on September 11-12 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. For more details on this event, please click here.
UCL-IA sponsors SLAS Keynote Speech
Publication date: 16 May 2014
On April 4, UCL-Institute of the Americas was honored to host and sponsor the second keynote speech to mark the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), delivered by Professor Javier Auyero (University of Texas at Austin). You can view his lecture 'Towards a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality' here.
New UCL-IA Director Appointed
Publication date: 12 May 2014
UCL-Institute of the
Americas is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Bell as
its new director. Professor Bell will
take up his post on 1 September 2014. He
is currently a member of the Department of History at the University of Reading,
where he was head of department from 2008-09 to 2012-13. He holds a BA from Oxford University and a
PhD from Cambridge University.
UCL-IA Staff Nominated to Student Choice Teaching Awards
Publication date: 12 May 2014
Iwan Morgan's article on Ronald Reagan for BBC History Magazine
Publication date: 2 May 2014
Read Iwan's article on BBC History Magazine on ten (not widely known) facts about Ronald Reagan's life and career before, during and after his Hollywood years. Prof Iwan Morgan will be delivering the lecture 'Ronald Reagan Movie Star' as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts 2014, on May 28 at 18:30.
Verena Braehler talks to The Telegraph about violence in Rio de Janeiro
Publication date: 2 May 2014
Tony McCulloch Elected President of BACS
Publication date: 1 May 2014
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies at the Institute, has been elected President of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS). His term of office runs for three years, from April 2104 to April 2017, and during this period he will be representing BACS at UK and international conferences including the annual meeting of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) in Ottawa at the end of May. In addition, the BACS Office - which will be responsible for the organisation of the 40th anniversary BACS conference to be held at the British Library in April 2015 - will be located at the UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PN.
Iwan Morgan Awarded BAAS Honorary Fellowship
Publication date: 24 April 2014
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to announce that the
British Association of American Studies (BAAS) has awarded Iwan Morgan,
Professor of US Studies and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History
(and presently UCL-IA acting director), as BAAS Honorary Fellow for
2014. Iwan is the seventh holder of this annual award that was
created in 2008. The BAAS Honorary
Fellowship recognizes academics who have made outstanding
contributions to American Studies scholarship and teaching across the course of
a distinguished career. The formal award was made on April 12 at the
banquet of the BAAS annual conference held at the University of
Birmingham. Iwan also delivered the plenary address to
this conference in a separate capacity as the British Library's Eccles Centre
BAAS lecturer for 2014. He spoke on: 'The Eternal Red Peril: Deficits and
Debt in American History from Jefferson to Obama.'
Leverhulme Trust International Network award: The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact
Publication date: 31 March 2014
UCL Institute of the
is pleased to announce the award for an international Network grant by the
Leverhulme Trust (IN-2014-013) for a two-year research project entitled ‘The
Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact’, to be led by UCL-IA's Dr Par Engstrom, Lecturer in Human Rights, as Principal Investigator.
Felipe Fernandez Armesto at UCL
Publication date: 12 March 2014
UCL-Institute of the Americas was honored to host Prof Felipe Fernandez-Armesto on March 6 to deliver this lecture on the occasion of the launch of his latest book Our America. A Hispanic History of the United States (W.W.Norton and Company, London 2014).
Kate Quinn's new book is out: Black Power in the Caribbean
Publication date: 26 February 2014
Graduate Bursary Support Scheme
Publication date: 24 February 2014
UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce its participation in the UCL Graduate Bursary Support Scheme 2014 (also known as Graduate Support Scheme or Graduate Support Bursary). The scheme continues UCL’s tradition of making high quality education accessible. UCL was founded in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any background. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men.
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on the recent North American Summit
Publication date: 20 February 2014
Stuart Hall and Caribbean Studies
Publication date: 11 February 2014
The staff of UCL-Institute of the Americas are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Stuart Hall (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014). Although his work has had a profound effect on studies of the Caribbean, Stuart Hall had reservations at being described as 'a Caribbean intellectual'. At a conference held in his honour in his native Jamaica in 2004, he confessed, 'My work has not been largely about the Caribbean. I have not been actively present in the enormously important work of trying to write the history of the Caribbean and Caribbean societies in the period of independence ... I am Caribbean in the most banal sense, in the sense that I was born here'. Yet while Hall rejected the 'naturalistic logic' implicit in the designation ('he was born here, so he must be a Caribbean intellectual'), he acknowledged that 'although in many moments of my life I have been thinking about what many people in the Caribbean would think of as other problems, other places, other dilemmas, it seems to me I have always been doing so through what I can only call the prism of my Caribbean formation'.
UCL Americas Excellence Awards
Publication date: 4 February 2014
UCL - Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce that it has been granted a total of £34,000 in fee awards available for outstanding candidates to undertake a Masters from our suite of programmes. The awards are available for a September 2014 start, for both full-time and part-time students.
Events on North America at The British Library - Eccles Centre for American Studies
Publication date: 17 January 2014
February sees four major public events hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies in the British Library Conference Centre.
UCLIA-BAAS Visiting Fellowship 2014-15
Publication date: 15 January 2014
We are very pleased to
invite applications for a UCL-IA/BAAS Visiting Fellow in US Studies for
academic year 2014-15, to be based at UCL-Institute of the Americas. More information here. Closing date: February 14, 2014.
The Americas Studentships
Publication date: 10 January 2014
UCL - Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the award of two new studentships for outstanding candidates to undertake a Masters from our suite of programmes. The awards are available for a September 2014 start.
UCL-IA's Paulo Drinot Appointed Joint Editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies
Publication date: 9 January 2014
The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce that Dr
Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History, has been appointed
joint editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies, published by Cambridge
University Press. Established in 1969, the Journal of Latin American Studies is
one of the leading journals in the field. We warmly congratulate Dr Drinot on this achievement.
London Latin American Film Festival 2013 at UCL-Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 3 December 2013
One of our missions at UCL Institute of the Americas is to highlight the presence, the importance and the cultural and social impact of the Latin American community in London and the UK, and to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange with and between the different communities of the Americas. It has been our privilege to collaborate with the London Latin American Film Festival (LLAFF) since 2012. For the Festival’s 2013 edition, we were glad to host the screening of two of this year’s films: ‘We Women Warriors’ (Dir. Nicole Karsin , USA/Colombia 2012) and ‘Unseen Colombia’ (Dir. Unai Aranzad, Colombia/Spain, 2012) on November 22, both to full-house attendance and great acclaim.
Masters dissertation prizes
Publication date: 29 November 2013
The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the award of its masters dissertation prizes.
The prize for the best dissertation on a Latin American and Caribbean topic was awarded to:
Appointment of Dr Dylan Vernon, former UCL-IA student, as Belize's Ambassador to the EU
Publication date: 28 November 2013
Congratulations to Dr Dylan Vernon, former research student at the Institute of the Americas, who has recently been appointed Belizean Ambassador to the European Union. Dylan completed his PhD on Clientelism and Democracy in the Modern Politics of Belize at the Institute, under the supervision of Prof Kevin Middlebrook, in July 2013. He takes up his post in Brussels on Monday and in the coming months will also be accredited as Belize's representative to the World Trade Organisation and as non-resident ambassador to several European state. We wish him every success in his career.
New fellowship - Professor Martin Halliwell will research American medicine and psychiatry
Publication date: 9 October 2013
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Brazilian President Roussef's postponed visit to the USA
Publication date: 24 September 2013
Listen here to Prof Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Brazilian President Roussef's decision to postpone her state visit to the US, pending clarification of US secret interception of her electronic communications and communications involving Petrobras.