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Open Day - May 8 2014 - 2-6 pm

UCL - Institute of the Americas will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 8th May 2014 from 2pm to 6pm. The Open Day is a chance for you, as prospective students or offer holders of our Master’s degrees, to find out more about the Institute and your programme of interest. It's also an opportunity to visit UCL's campus. Learn more about the Open Day.

Published: Apr 7, 2014 3:44:41 PM

Leverhulme Trust International Network award: The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact

UCL Institute of the Americas 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.

Published: Mar 31, 2014 4:20:37 PM

Job vacancy at UCL-IA: Network Facilitator

UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is seeking to appoint an excellent administrator to take up the position of Network Facilitator for an international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust (IN-2014-013) entitled 'The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact'.  UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. For more details on this position, please consult the full ad on the UCL Human Resources page, ref.: 1409950.

Published: Mar 31, 2014 3:51:18 PM

Felipe Fernandez Armesto at UCL

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).

Published: Mar 12, 2014 3:29:57 PM

Prof Iwan Morgan Nominated as BAAS Honorary Fellow

UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce that the British Association of American Studies (BAAS) has nominated Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History, as BAAS Honorary Fellow for 2014.  Iwan will be the seventh holder of this annual award that was created in 2008. 

Published: Mar 10, 2014 11:45:34 AM

Kate Quinn's new book is out: Black Power in the Caribbean

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the publication, to great acclaim, of the latest book edited by Kate Quinn, 'Black Power in the Caribbean' (Gainesville, 2014).

Published: Feb 26, 2014 3:25:48 PM

Graduate Bursary Support Scheme

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. More...

Published: Feb 24, 2014 2:53:21 PM

Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on the recent North American Summit

Listen to Monocle Radio's program on the occasion of the Obama-Harper-Pena Nieto meeting held in Toluca, Mexico, on February 19, with the participation of Prof Middlebrook (ten minutes into the program).

Published: Feb 20, 2014 11:57:54 AM

Stuart Hall and Caribbean Studies

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'. More...

Published: Feb 11, 2014 7:20:58 PM

UCL Americas Excellence Awards

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. More...

Published: Feb 4, 2014 3:16:46 PM

Events on North America at The British Library - Eccles Centre for American Studies

February sees four major public events hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies in the British Library Conference Centre.  More...

Published: Jan 17, 2014 12:25:50 PM