RMCLAS Hotel Details

What:  RMCLAS 2017
Where:  Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
When:  April 5-8th 2017
Room rate:  $129.00 per night.
Reservations:  Guests can call in to 801-328-2000 or toll free 1-800-774-1500, they can also send en email to:  SLCCC_Reservations@hilton.com, or book directly online. The booking code is RMC, and it can be used over the phone or via email or online.
Airport transportation:  Light rail from the airport takes about 15 minutes to the Gallivan Center stop (more details to follow). Taxi. Uber. Cross country skiing (not really, but in the mountains yes).
Call for papers:  http://bit.ly/RMCLAS2017

Pre-Registration

Dear RMCLAS participants,

See the linked pre-registration form for the conference fees as well as for the awards dinner.  The conference fee is $60.00 for professors ($85.00 after March 3rd), and $25.00 for graduate students ($40.00 after March 3rd).  The program committees will be sending out confirmations soon. The dinner, subsidized by the host institutions, will go along with our awards ceremony on Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. We will charge $30.00 for faculty/other registrants, and $25.00 for graduate students for the dinner. The dinner will be a buffet featuring beef brisket with cutthroat pale ale sauce; grilled chicken breast with spicy apricot chutney, and iron-skillet Utah trout (along with various salads and biscuits and dessert).

Looking forward to seeing you all in Salt Lake City!

Jeff

Jeffrey M. Shumway
President, RMCLAS 2017

DEADLINE EXTENSION for RMCLAS 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

The panel/paper proposal deadline for the Salt Lake City RMCLAS has been extended to January 15th, 2017.

Please fill out the panel proposal on the Google Form link below.  This form will also accommodate single-paper proposals. The deadline for panel and paper proposals is January 15, 2017.  Be sure to hit “submit” when you are done.  It is probably wise to prepare your panel proposal in your word processing program, then paste it into this form (to avoid losing info etc.). You should have a backup of your proposal in any case.

Here is the link: http://bit.ly/RMCLAS2017

Membership in RMCLAS and conference registration is required to participate in the conference.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey M. Shumway, RMCLAS President, 2017, Brigham Young University (jshumway@byu.edu)

Colonial Program Chairs:  Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University; Jay Harrison, Hood College; John Chuchiak, Missouri State University

Modern Program Chairs: Kirstin Erickson, University of Arkansas; Michele Stephens, West Virginia University

Call for Award Nominations for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 5-8th.

Nominations are now open for the following awards given by the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies. Please have all nomination materials sent to each committee member by the deadlines listed in each award. The following information can also be found under each award’s individual page.

Book Awards:
Bandelier/Lavrin Book Award in Colonial Latin America: Named to honor two female pioneers in the history of the Spanish American empire, the first working in the early days of the field, the second who forged a path in colonial history and served as a model for historians in the profession, this prize is awarded to the outstanding book published by a member of the association in the previous calendar year on a colonial Latin American subject. Deadline: February 6, 2017

Committee Members:
Head:
Frances Ramos, University of South Florida
Mailing Address:
Department of History
4202 E Fowler Ave SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620-8100

Members:
Alcira Dueñas, The Ohio State University
Mailing Address:
583 Mawyer Drive
Columbus, OH 43085

Martha Few
Department of History, Penn State University
108 Weaver Building
University Park, PA 16802
email: mzf52@psu.edu
Thomas McGann Book Award in Modern Latin America: Originally given to the outstanding presentation at the annual RMCLAS meeting, this prize is awarded to the outstanding book published by a member of the association in the previous calendar year (2016) on the subject of Latin America since independence. Deadline: February 6, 2017

Committee:
Head:
William Beezley, University of Arizona
Mailing Address: 9121 Tanque Verde, #105,
PMB 317
Tucson, AZ 85749

Members:
Ken Ward
Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books
Mailing Address: John Carter Brown Library | Box 1894 | Providence, RI 02912

Elaine Carey
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439

The Judy Ewell Award for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or written by a woman, and published in 2016, that began as a RMCLAS presentation. Please send articles via email or books to the regular mail addresses below by February 15, 2017.

Committee:
Head:
Susan Deeds, Northern Arizona University
Mailing Address:
5326 E. Holmes, Tucson, AZ 85711

Members:
Amanda López, Saint Xavier University
Mailing Address:
Department of History and Political Science
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Erika Hosselkus
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Best Graduate Student Paper Award (in honor of Adrian Bantjes). $200.00 award. Deadline: February 15th, 2017

Prize Committee:
Head: Anna Alexander
Contact Information:
Department of History
California State University, East Bay
510-885-3237
anna.alexander@csueastbay.edu

Members:
Michael Kirkpatrick
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Email: michael.kirkpatrick@mun.ca
Catherine Tracy Goode
Independent Scholar
c.tracy.goode@gmail.com

RMCLAS Article Award: The RMCLAS Award for the most outstanding article in a journal or chapter in an edited book published in the preceding year. Nominees must have been members in the preceding two years, except in the case of a graduate student who joined RMCLAS in her/his final year of study and then published the article the following year. Deadline February 6, 2017.

Committee Members:
James Garza, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies and History
jgarza2@unl.edu

Christina Bueno
Associate Professor of History and Latino/Latin American Studies
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

Kevin Gosner, University of Arizona
Associate Professor and Department Head
kgosner@email.arizona.edu
Service and Teaching Awards
The Edwin Lieuwen Award for outstanding teaching or the promotion of outstanding teaching of Latin American Studies. The prize may go to either an outstanding teacher or someone who has made excellent teaching possible with an outstanding text or teaching materials or video (submitted via email in pdf format). Deadline: 4 January 2017

Head:
Dr. Sarah Cline, Research Professor
Department of History
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
93106-9410 USA
cline@history.ucsb.edu

Members:
Christoph Rosenmüller
Middle Tennessee State University/ Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Hansaallee 41
60323 Frankfurt am Main
crosenm@gmail.com

Jonathan Truitt
Department of History
Central Michigan University
truit1jg@cmich.edu

Nason-Sadler Service Award: For outstanding service to the Latin American Studies profession in general and RMCLAS in particular. Please submit via email in pdf format. Deadline: February 25th, 2017.

Head:
Susan Kellogg
Professor of History and Director, Undergraduate Studies and Latin American Studies Program
Department of History
3553 Cullen Blvd.
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3003
skellogg@uh.edu

Members:
Dana Velasco Murillo
History Department
University of California, San Diego
dvmurillo@ucsd.edu

Ryan Kashanipour
Department of History
Northern Arizona University
RA.Kashanipour@nau.edu

RMCLAS 2017 Annual Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah

The 64th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday April 5th to Saturday April 8th, 2017.  The RMCLAS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for scholars and graduate students to share original research on Latin America. The conference will be held at the Hilton City Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

Call for Papers

Panels and paper proposals on any topic in Latin American Studies are welcome. In addition to panels that present original research, we also welcome panels and roundtable discussions that focus on other aspects of academic life, including pedagogy, career planning, and teaching. We encourage presentations from all disciplines including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology.

We suggest that panels consist of a chair, at least three presenters, and a commentator (one of whom may be the chair and/or commentator). Papers can be presented in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Please fill out the panel proposal on the Google Form link here.  This form will also accommodate single-paper proposals. The deadline for panel and paper proposals is January 1, 2017.  Be sure to hit “submit” when you are done.  It is probably wise to prepare your panel proposal in your word processing program, then paste it into this form (to avoid losing info etc.).   You should have a backup of your proposal in any case.

Membership in RMCLAS and conference registration is required to participate in the conference.

Sincerely,

Jeff

Jeffrey M. Shumway, RMCLAS President, 2017, Brigham Young University (jshumway@byu.edu)

Colonial Program Chairs:  Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University; Jay Harrison, Hood College; John Chuchiak, Missouri State University

Modern Program Chairs: Kirstin Erickson, University of Arkansas; Michele Stephens, West Virginia University

 

Conferencia Anual 2017 de RMCLAS

La 64a Conferencia Anual del Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies que se celebrará en Salt Lake City, Utah, del miércoles 5 – 8 de abril, 2017.  La Conferencia Anual de RMCLAS ofrece una oportunidad para la comunidad académica (profesores y estudiantes posgraduados) de compartir investigaciones originales sobre Latinoamérica. El hotel del congreso será el Hilton City Center en el centro de Salt Lake City.

Convocatoria

Paneles y propuestas de ponencias sobre cualquier tema en Estudios Latinoamericanos son bienvenidos. Además de los paneles que presentan investigaciones originales, también damos la bienvenida a paneles y mesas redondas que se centran en otros aspectos de la vida académica, incluyendo la pedagogía y la planificación de carrera. Animamos a las presentaciones de todas las disciplinas, incluyendo, pero no limitado a, Antropología, Arqueología, Historia del Arte, Estudios Culturales, Economía, Estudios Ambientales, Etnomusicología, Cinematología, Estudios de Género, Historia, Lingüística, Literatura, Ciencias Políticas y Sociología.

Se sugiere que las mesas consistan de tres ponentes y un comentarista (el coordinador puede ser un ponente o el comentarista). Las ponencias pueden ser en inglés o español o portugués. Favor de llenar el documento de propuesta por presentación (en Google Forms).  La fecha límite de inscripción es el 1 de enero de 2017.

Se recomienda que se prepare la propuesta en un programa como Word, y despues pegarlo en la Google Form.  Aqui esta el link de Google Forms para las propuestas:

Acuerdese de clickear “submit” al final y esperar el mensaje “Thanks!”

Cordialmente,

Jeff

Jeffrey M. Shumway, RMCLAS President, 2017, Brigham Young University (jshumway@byu.edu)

Colonial Program Chairs:  Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University; Jay Harrison, Hood College; John Chuchiak, Missouri State University

Modern Program Chairs: Kirstin Erickson, University of Arkansas; Michele Stephens, West Virginia University

 

RMCLAS 2017 Conferência Anual

A 64a. Conferência Anual do Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies acontecerá em Salt Lake City, Utah, EUA, de 5 – 8 de Abril de 2017. A Conferência anual do RMCLAS oferece a académicos e alunos de pós-graduação a oportunidade de intercâmbio de pesquisas originais sobre América Latina. O hotel da Conferência será o Hilton City Center em o centro do Salt Lake City.

Chamada de Trabalhos

Em reconhecimento dos desenvolvimentos recentes entre as relações do Estados Unidos e Cuba, o tema deste ano é “Reconciliação e Novos Inicios”.  Encorajamos painéis e projetos sobre qualquer assunto em estudos Latino-americanos são bem-vindos. Além de painéis de pesquisa original, convidamos também painéis e mesas-redondas sobre outros aspectos da vida acadêmica, incluindo a pedagogia e planejamento de carreira. Nós encorajamos apresentações de todas as disciplinas incluindo Antropologia, Arqueologia, História da Arte, Estudos Culturais, Economia, Estudos Ambientais, Etnomusicologia, Estudos de Cinema, Estudos de Gênero, História, Linguística, Literatura, Ciência Política, e Sociologia.

Sugere-se que as mesas sejam compostas de três apresentadores (um dos quais pode ser o coordenador) e um comentarista. O trabalhos podem ser em Inglês, Espanhol ou Português. Por favor, preencha o documento proposta de apresentação.  A data limite para a inscrição de mesas e trabalhos é 1 de enero de 2017. Aqui esta o link.

Mais informação será publicada na página web do RMCLAS (www.rmclas.org)  a medida que se tornarem disponíveis.

Obrigado,

Jeff

Jeffrey M. Shumway, RMCLAS President, 2017, Brigham Young University (jshumway@byu.edu)

Colonial Program Chairs:  Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University; Jay Harrison, Hood College; John Chuchiak, Missouri State University

Modern Program Chairs: Kirstin Erickson, University of Arkansas; Michele Stephens, West Virginia University

RMCLAS 2017 Update

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RMCLAS 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah

April 5-8th

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel

Come join us for a great time in Salt Lake City.  The hotel is just a few minutes ride by light rail from Salt Lake International Airport.  The Hilton Salt Lake City Center is right down town, surrounded by great places to eat and to quench your thirst.  Start making plans now!  Call for papers forthcoming.

RMCLAS 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah

April 5-8th

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel

Come join us for a great time in Salt Lake City.  The hotel is just a few minutes ride by light rail from Salt Lake International Airport.  The Hilton Salt Lake City Center is right down town, surrounded by great places to eat and to quench your thirst.  Start making plans now!  Call for papers forthcoming.