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


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.

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: 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

Graduate Open Day 2014

UCL-Institute of the Americas invites all those interested in our graduate programmes to attend this event on November 19, starting at 13:00. It will take place at the University of London Senate House, Beverdige Hall and MacMillan Hall. This is an opportunity for prospective students to see what makes UCL one of the world’s top 10 universities. Visitors will have the chance to meet with Graduate Tutors, Heads of Department and other academic staff to discuss Master's and PhD programmes in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences and SSEES.  Registration is highly recommended. For event programme and registration details please consult the dedicated site.

Published: Sep 4, 2014 12:29:11 PM

UCL-IA's Dr Emily Morris appointed to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

UCL-IA is glad to announce that our colleague Emily Morris will be joining the IADB’s Central American Regional Economic Advisor’s team, beginning mid-September, with special responsibility for Belize. Based in the Bank’s Washington DC headquarters, she will be responsible for financial monitoring and analysis of Belize’s economic development, supporting the IADB’s representatives within the country. She will also contribute to research design and policy discussions to help to shape the IDB’s work in the Central American region as a whole, which includes Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Congratulations!

Published: Sep 2, 2014 5:06:45 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

Deadline for Master's Degrees Extended

The deadline to apply for our Master’s degrees has been extended to 31st August 2014. Details on our programmes and how to apply can be found here. More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:09:31 AM

The Jeremy Bentham PhD studentship awarded

UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulate James Hillyer on the award of The Jeremy Bentham PhD Studentship. James is currently studying the MA in United States Studies: History & Politics here at UCL-IA, and his winning research topic is ‘Promoting Keynesian liberalism: Walter W. Heller and American Economic Policy, 1940-1987’. He will be supervised by Prof Iwan Morgan.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 12:17:09 PM

AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) PhD studentship awarded

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the award of the AHRC-funded LAHP studentship to Daniel Willis, with the research topic 'Violence, Art and Folklore: Indigenous Engagement with Sendero Luminoso in Huancavelica and Apurimac'.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 12:05:27 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

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juan Grigera to join UCL-IA

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. 

Published: Jul 14, 2014 9:56:39 AM