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Summary of Inter-American Human Rights Workshop now available

A summary of the workshop on the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights system, which took place in Mexico City in October 2014, is now available on UCL-IA's Inter-American Human Rights Network. More...

Published: Nov 20, 2014 11:09:11 AM

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships 2015/16

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the ORS scheme can be found here.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:19:30 PM

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships 2015/16

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the GRS scheme can be found here.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:17:16 PM

Wolfson Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies in Humanities 2015/16

Wolfson Scholarships – Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities. Applications for 2015/16 are now open. This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal, and also notify the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk that you wish to be considered, along with a letter from your potential supervisor confirming that they are willing to supervise the specific project outlined by 16th January 2015. Full details of the scheme can be found here. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:15:08 PM

UCL-IA Research Fellow Richard Follett 'White Fright' US Tour Success

Richard Follett is Professor of American History at the University of Sussex and, for 2014-15, the British Association for American Studies-UCL Institute of the Americas Research Fellow.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 11:28:49 AM

Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation provides up to 15 scholarships annually to prospective and current MPhil/PhD students who carry out research in areas related to the Foundation's four themes in the social sciences and humanities:
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Published: Nov 4, 2014 3:52:18 PM

UCL-IA's Maximilian Hoell awarded Klaus Murmann PhD Fellowship

UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulate Maximilian Hoell on the award of a Klaus Murmann PhD Fellowship. Granted by the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) in accordance with criteria set by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, this prestigious fellowship supports outstanding German students in all disciplines. In making these awards, the Foundation seeks to prepare especially talented and committed young people for future leadership positions in business, politics and civil society. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2014 2:18:23 PM

UCL-IA's Par Engstrom and Peter Low at Launch Workshop to Examine IAHRS Impact

Leading human rights scholars and practitioners met in Mexico City between 10th and 11th October to discuss the impact of the Inter American Court and Commission on human rights outcomes in the Americas. Read more on this workshop here.
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Published: Oct 23, 2014 11:48:34 AM

UCL-IA Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese Awarded Prestigious Human Rights Prize

UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulates Professor Manuel Olle Sese, currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute, on the award of the prestigious Enrique Ruano Casanova - Pro Derechos Humanos prize, conferred by the Universidad Complutense's Faculty of Laws. The award ceremony took place in Madrid on Thursday 16 October. This prize has been awarded in the past to influential contributors to the field of human rights, such as Nelson Mandela and Adolfo Suarez. Congratulations! More information on this event here.
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Published: Oct 17, 2014 11:38:00 AM

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) AHRC doctoral training programme - applications for 2015/16 open on 1st December 2014

This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Applications close on 30th January 2015. Additionally, you must have submitted an admissions application to UCL by 16th January. Full details can be found here: http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/ More...

Published: Sep 26, 2014 1:17:11 PM

Call for papers: 1st Postgraduate Americas Conference: Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era

The UCL Americas Research Network invites doctoral students and early career researchers of the Americas (Central, South, and North America, as well as the Caribbean) from across the humanities and the social sciences to submit their proposals on the theme Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era, which will take place at University College London from April 30 - May 1, 2015. More...

Published: Sep 5, 2014 3:05:35 PM