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.


Thank you!

So ends another fantastic conference in Santa Fe! Thank you to all the conference organizers, participants, award winners, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Ada Ferrer. Be sure to check in on this site and our official Facebook page over the coming weeks for photo galleries as well as video and audio broadcasts from the conference. See you next year in Utah!

Your 2017 RMCLAS leadership will be:

President, Jeffrey Shumway, Brigham Young University

Modern History Chairs: Michelle McArdle Stephens and Kirstin Erickson

Colonial History Chairs: Mark Lentz and Jay Harrison

Prize Nominations

Dear RMCLASistas,

We are a month away from Santa Fe. We hope to have the finalized program out to everyone soon. In the meantime I want to remind everyone to submit nominations for our various prizes. The specific details can be found under the annual prizes tab. If you are a graduate student please submit your papers for the Adrian Bantjes Award. If you have recently published a book (2015) on colonial history submit for the Banelier/Lavrin Award. A book on modern history (2015)? Submit for the McGann Prize. An article or book on Women’s History or by a female author published in 2015? Consider the The Ligia Parra Jahn Award. Know of someone who has done outstanding work for the field of Latin American Studies in general or RMCLAS specifically, pass their information to the Crevenna/Sadler Service Award. Know someone who goes above and beyond in the Teaching Latin American Studies (or promotes excellence in teaching) submit their information to the Edwin Lieuwen Award. The deadline for all of these is March 10th!


See you all in Santa Fe!

2016 Preliminary Program

Dear RMCLASistas,

Here you will find the preliminary program for our 63rd annual conference. This is the preliminary draft. While we would love to say it is error free, we expect we have missed some. When you find them, please send them to rmclas2016@gmail.com and we will fix them. Also, we are still looking for people to chair and/or comment on panels. Any chair or commentator spot on a panel listed as TBD is currently in need of someone to fill it. If you have an interest in filling one of those spaces let us know. Finally, please remember to register for the conference. If you are planning on registering in person please bring cash or check.

Should you have any questions please let us know via the rmclas2016@gmail.com email address.

Hasta Santa Fe!

Proposal Submission Deadline Extended

RMCLASistas! The deadline for conference proposals has been extended to January 15th, 2016. Please be sure to submit your membership form by March 1, 2016 to receive the discounted conference rate. See you in Santa Fe!

RMCLAS 2016 Keynote Speaker Announced


The 63rd Annual Conference for the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) is proud to announce award-winning scholar Ada Ferrer as our keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Dr. Ferrer has published numerous texts and articles on Cuba, Haiti, and the Caribbean, including Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-98 (University of North Carolina Press, 1999). We greatly look forward to her talk at the conference and hope to see you in Santa Fe!


Welcome to the new RMCLAS.org site for the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies. Please find information on the 2016 Conference in Santa Fe, NM under the “Conference Information” tab. Thank you and we hope to see you in March. If you have a moment, please take a look at some remarks on the conference from last year’s president, William H. Beezley.