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UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce these new funding opportunities for those planning to apply for a place at one of our MA and MSc degrees: the Santander Universities Scholarship Awards and the Postgraduate Support
Published: Feb 26, 2015 3:30:40 PM
Lupita Valdez participated as panel member at the event organized and chaired by Jeremy Corbin MP at the Houses of Parliament on February 24. The event's purpose was to highlight the Human Rights crisis in Mexico. Other members of the panel were Cathy Jamieson MP, Professor Elvira Dominguez (from the team who was part of a Mision de Observacion Civil in Mexico last November), and Rupert Knox, former researcher for Amnesty International, amongst others. Contributions focused on enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, violence to journalists and activists and the large omission of human rights in the agenda of the UK-MX2015 dual year. The parliamentarians present urged the public to lobby their MPs to join the cause of the new NGO launched at the meeting: JusticeMexicoNow, of which Lupita is founding member. You can follow JusticeMexicoNow at https://www.facebook.com/JusticeMexicoNow More...
Published: Feb 25, 2015 2:51:53 PM
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to congratulate PhD student, James Hillyer on his award of the Peter Parish Prize 2015. This prize to the value of £750 is awarded by the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) or the best research trip proposal in the field of American history. James has been invited to accept his award at the BAAS Annual Awards Dinner at Northumbria University in April. James will use the award to part fund his research trip to the US in May/June for his PhD Promoting Keynesian Liberalism: Walter W. Heller and U.S. Economic Policy, 1940 – 1987. Additionally, James also has had a book review published on US Studies Online: Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal by Jennifer A. Delton, which can be viewed here. Congratulations! More...
Published: Feb 23, 2015 10:19:56 AM
Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship 2015/16 – deadline 27 March 2015 There is 1 scholarship worth £25,000 pa available. The scheme is aimed at research students who plan to explore the nature of religious, racial and cultural prejudices and to find ways of combating them. Applications from faculties and departments such as Social and Historical Studies, Law and Development Planning Unit are encouraged, particularly where a candidate can demonstrate practical application of their analyses to current problems of intolerance, always bearing in mind the interest of the Founder of the Trust (details at www.fbbtrust.org.uk) not only in the nature of intolerance but in identifying 'a means to combat it'. Applications need to be submitted by students by 27 March 2015 – further information and application form at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/UK-EU_Res/frederick More...
Published: Feb 20, 2015 4:56:44 PM
UCL Institute of the
Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr
Nick Witham will be joining us in September as the newly appointed Lecturer in
US Political History. Nick is a historian of twentieth-century US politics and
society, specialising in the study of popular protest and dissent since the
Published: Feb 10, 2015 12:17:51 PM
Job advertisement - Lectureship in Latin American Political Economy/Economic Development at UCL-Institute of the Americas
Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that we are seeking
to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin
American Political Economy and/or Economic Development from September 2015. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of
Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada.
Published: Feb 5, 2015 4:37:49 PM
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
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
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
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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/graduate-study/santander-universities
Published: Jan 5, 2015 4:08:26 PM
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