Call for Proposals

Second Annual Meeting of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America

Interethnic Relations: New Approaches to Old Debates

San Marcos, Texas, October 22-24, 2015

Call for Proposals


The Coordinating Committee of the Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America invites proposals for its second annual meeting, to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, on October 22-24, 2015. While we encourage submissions on this year’s theme, Interethnic Relations: New Approaches to Old Debates, proposals on other topics in Colonial Latin America will also be given full consideration. We invite English- or Spanish-language proposals from domestic and international scholars at any career stage. Submissions should include an abstract (no longer than three hundred words) and an abbreviated CV (no longer than two pages). A selection of up to ten scholars will be invited to participate; the Seminar will cover their housing and meal expenses. Invited participants will introduce their respective pre-circulated works-in-progress (no longer than 8,000 words) to the Seminar, and serve as primary commentators for another participant’s work. Susan E. Ramirez, Penrose Chair of Latin American History at Texas Christian University, will serve as general discussant. Please send proposals to theSouthwestSeminar@gmail.com. To be considered, proposals must be received by April 30, 2015. Acceptance notifications will be circulated by May 30.

The Southwest Seminar is a collaborative effort among specialists from across the U.S. Southwest dedicated to stimulate innovative approaches to the study of Colonial Latin America. The Seminar’s annual meetings are conceived as a venue to exchange ideas and to promote collegiality and conviviality among colonial Latin Americanists of varied backgrounds and with diverse research interests. Collaborating institutions include Northern Arizona University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, the University of Arizona, University of California-San Diego, University of Texas-El Paso, and Utah Valley University. Additional information on the Southwest Seminar can be found at TheSouthwestSeminar.org.

The 2015 meeting will be held at Texas State University’s main campus in the city of San Marcos on October 22-24. Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, at the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is a short drive to the cities of Austin and San Antonio. Participants will have opportunities for excursions to some of the many rich historical sites in the region, such as the San Antonio Missions (including the Alamo) and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. For additional information on the 2015 meeting, contact the organizers, José Carlos de la Puente (jd65@txstate.edu) and Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez (jr59@txstate.edu).

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