D782 - Society for Latin American Studies - 1962-2006
Records of the Latin American Group Committee (1962-1964) and of it successor The Society for Latin American Studies, comprising: minute books of the Latin American Group Committee of the SLAS 1964-1977 and of the AGMs of the SLAS 1973-1979; files and folders of minutes and agenda papers; papers rel...
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|Summary:||Records of the Latin American Group Committee (1962-1964) and of it successor The Society for Latin American Studies, comprising: minute books of the Latin American Group Committee of the SLAS 1964-1977 and of the AGMs of the SLAS 1973-1979; files and folders of minutes and agenda papers; papers relating to the annual conferences (including programmes); some papers on the constitution, membership and mailing lists and correspondence of the Honorary Secretaries etc. of the SLAS; copies of papers of the Co-ordinating Council of the Area Studies Association; other papers of the SLAS (and CCASA).|
The Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) originated as the Latin American Group, which first met in London in 1962 and in 1963 decided to form The Society for Latin American Studies. The Society was formally constituted in 1964.
The SLAS is now the principal association in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Latin American affairs, and its membership numbers over 400. The Society organises an annual conference in March/April and also sponsors other conferences and seminars. It is a member of the Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de America Latina (CEISAL), an umbrella organisation of European associations and institutes involved in the study of Latin America, and is also represented on the Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources (ACLAIIR)'s Committee. PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies) have a representative on the SLAS Committee, organise an annual day-conference, have an email discussion group, and run their own PILAS Website.
The Latin American Group produced four issues of an Information Bulletin which, in September 1964, was succeeded by the Society for Latin American Studies Information Bulletin (Nos. 1-7, 1964-67). With No.8 (1967) the Society's Bulletin became entitled the Bulletin of the Society for Latin American Studies, the last issue, No.33, being produced in April 1981. The Bulletin was succeeded by the Bulletin of Latin American Research (vol.1, no.1, October 1981), which continues to be published. Society for Latin American Studies Information Bulletin, No.7, May 1967, was the first to include Proceedings of the Society's meetings. Bulletin Supplements were later produced (from March 1974 onwards) to publish summaries of papers presented at the Society's annual conferences. No.17 of the Bulletin (April 1973) includes a Cumulative Index to Nos. 1-15.
The Society currently issues both a Newsletter (first issue circulated on 13 Oct 1978) and the Bulletin of Latin American Research (vol.1 no.1, October 1981 - to date) to its members. The Bulletin of Latin American Research is the Society's professional journal, initially published twice each year (October and May) but nowadays published four times a year (January, April, July, and October).