Newsletter October 2014     For an in-depth update on developments at the Institute of Americas, see our Newsletter.


UCL-IA PhD student appointed EHS ambassador at UCL

UCL-IA is pleased to announce that PhD student James Hillyer has just been appointed the Economic History Society’s Student Ambassador at UCL. The Economic History Society (EHS) exists to support research and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined, and is one of the premier communities of scholars in these and related fields. James’s role as EHS Student Ambassador is to help facilitate communication between the Economic History Society and UCL students who have an interest in the field, and to help connect them to funds and opportunities that the Society makes available to students. Congratulations!

Published: Jan 26, 2015 9:56:08 AM

Call for papers: Chile and the Inter-american Human Rights System

This one-day conference seeks to cater to an international community of human rights practitioners and researchers of the Americas from across the humanities and the social sciences by focusing on an interdisciplinary and detailed examination the most recent cases decided by the Inter American Human Rights System against the Chilean state. Deadline of submission: March 15, 2015

Published: Jan 19, 2015 12:04:58 PM

Open Day at UCL Institute of the Americas for Master's Degrees on Wednesday 18th March 2015

UCL Institute of the Americas will be hosting an Open Day for anyone interested in our Master's Programmes for entry in September 2015, whether you are already holding an offer or if you are simply interested in learning more about our programmes. This event will start at 13:45 and is scheduled to end at 18:00 on Wednesday 18th March 2015, and it will take place on the premises of the Institute at 51 Gordon Square. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from our Course Directors and speak with them, in addition to our current students and alumni in an informal setting. Attendance is free of charge but registration is essential. We look forward to you joining us.

Published: Jan 8, 2015 10:58:15 AM

Santander Universities Scholarship Awards Announced

UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to announce the Santander Universities Award of three £5,000 scholarships for our MA and MSc Programmes. This award is for International Students applying from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay for entry in September 2015. To be considered for this award you must have applied for the relevant programme by 1st May 2015. Further details can be found on

Published: Jan 5, 2015 4:08:26 PM

Recent UCL-IA Graduate Dr Verena Brähler gives interview on extortion in Guatemala

Dr Verana Brähler, who this year was awarded her PhD by the Institute of the Americas on 'Inequality of Security: Exploring Violent Pluralism and Territory in Six Neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil' gave an interview to HispanTV on extortion in  Guatemala. The interview can be found here. More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 10:36:37 AM

Success of latest Graduate Open Day

The UCL Joint Faculty (Arts&Humanities and Social&Historical Sciences) Graduate Open Day took place in Senate House on November 19 2014. It attracted hundreds of prospective students and visitors, and we are pleased to report that the stall of UCL-Institute of the Americas was one of the busiest during the event.

Published: Dec 4, 2014 10:46:37 AM

UCL-IA's Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese, guest speaker at international human rights seminar in Quito

Professor Olle was one of the distinguished guest speakers at the international seminar Verdad, justicia y reparacion organized by the government of Ecuador and FLACSO, in Quito, December 8-10, together with, amongst others, Judge Baltasar Garzon (Spain) and Dr Jorge Auat (Argentina). More information also here.

Published: Dec 4, 2014 9:57:58 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: 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

UCL-IA launches Inter-American Human Rights Network website

The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN), an international research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, today launches its website: on the development and impact of the regional human rights system of the Americas.

Published: Aug 29, 2014 3:42:10 PM

Post-doctoral Fellowships at UCL-IA

UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to inform that applications for post-doctoral fellowships are now being received. Those interested in applying should submit an expression of interest in the first instance. Deadlines for applications vary according to the various schemes available. For further details, please visit our Fellowships page.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 9:43:23 AM