2019 Call for Papers

The Southwest Seminar invites proposals for its 2019 annual meeting to be held November 7 to 9, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the American Southwest dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. This year’s meeting will be hosted by the University of Arizona.

The Seminar’s annual meetings are conceived as welcoming and supportive venues to exchange ideas and to encourage collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and diverse research interests. From graduate students to senior faculty, the ten participants will present works in progress, including dissertation chapters, articles in development, or pieces of larger works. The papers, which should run no longer than 10,000 words, will be pre-circulated among the participants and will receive substantial and supportive commentary and discussion. For those selected to participate, the Seminar will cover local housing and meal expenses. The preeminent Latin American historian Professor Yanna Yannakakis from Emory University will serve as Senior Discussant for the 2019 seminar.

The Southwest Seminar is supported by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, the University of Arizona, University of California-San Diego, University of Texas-El Paso, University of Texas, San Antonio, University of Colorado, Denver, and Utah Valley University.

Please send proposals consisting of an abstract (no longer than three hundred words) and an abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages)with the abstract and abbreviated CV, to theSouthwestSeminar@gmail.com. We welcome English- and Spanish-language proposals from scholars at any career stage. For full consideration, proposals must be received by August 5, 2019.  For additional information, please contact the local host, Kevin Gosner, (kgosner@email.arizona.edu), and seminar organizer, R.A. Kashanipour (rykash@email.arizona.edu).