Conference: Ideas & Transformations in the Americas – Call for Papers

*April 28 – 29 2016 – UCL Institute of the Americas*

Following the success of our 1st International Conference in 2015
the UCL Americas Research Network
<> invites
graduate students and early career researchers working on any aspect of the
Americas to participate in our 2nd International Conference: ‘*Ideas &
Transformations in the Americas*’ with keynote speeches by Prof Maxine
(UCL Institute of the Americas) and Prof Diane Negra
(University College Dublin).

With important elections coming up across the region in 2015-16 it is
essential to pause and consider how ideas can transform the political,
economic, social and cultural landscape across the Americas. We welcome
papers from international researchers working across the humanities, the
social sciences and beyond in order to create a dynamic, interdisciplinary
conference that will showcase the depth and quality of emerging research on
the Americas.

This includes proposals that explore Central, South and North America and
we particularly encourage participation from researchers whose focus is
upon Canada and the Caribbean. Whether this is national, regional, local,
comparative, transnational, or global we hope to create a
hemispherically-diverse conference which will foster interdisciplinary
conversations that transcend the boundaries of the nation-state.

We welcome proposals that explore any topic pertaining to the broad theme
of the conference, including:

  – The interaction of social, cultural, economic and political ideas
  – Regional transformation, cooperation, integration and conflict
  – International relations and foreign policy
  – History, narratives and identity
  – Democracy, human rights and security
  – Protest, social movements and regime legitimacy
  – Urbanization, ecology, communities and agrarian movements
  – Gender and feminism

The conference will be free to attend. Please *submit abstracts* to: by *14 December 2015 *and feel free to
contact the Network at the same email address for further information.

*NOTE*: Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be
accompanied by a short biographical note. The Network will respond to all
potential participants in January 2016 and the *deadline* for the *submission
of accepted papers* will be *March 31 2016*.