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Fourth Annual Conference of the UCL Americas Research Network

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Fourth Annual Conference of the UCL Americas Research Network

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

With support of the UCL Institute of the Americas and the UCL Doctoral School, we are pleased to present the 4th Annual Conference of the UCL Americas Research Network, which will be hosted under the theme of Intersections in the Americas at the UCL Institute of the Americas and at various venues from 2-4 May, 2018. Fascinating panels, a movie screening with Q & A, workshops, and networking events await.

Your attendance can now be registered through our Eventbrite page.
We are also very pleased to announce our Keynote Speakers: Dr Jelke Boesten (King’s College London), Dr Althea Legal-Miller (Canterbury Christ Church University).

The Americas Research Network has welcomed presentations on many aspect of the Americas, as well as those relating directly to the conference theme of Intersections in the Americas, covering a range of periods and regions in the hemisphere. The conference’s guiding theme this year draws on contemporary issues of division in the geopolitical, societal and domestic spheres. Today the need to interrogate the concept of intersections between peoples, nations, cultures, ideologies and historical periods is increasingly clear. The relevance of intersections to the Americas can be read in terms of climate change, development, security and growing political tensions. Here we imagine the meeting point between cultures or geopolitical players, the junction between modernity and the past, and the intersection between differing political and cultural mentalities in an increasingly polarised world. While study of intersections has gained prominence thanks to civil rights groups including LGBT, feminist and anti-racism campaigners, we welcome this theme to be used as a metaphor not only for the interconnection between oppressive institutions but also the crossing of paths, the meeting of polarities and the overcoming of dichotomies.

To keep abreast of the last changes to the conference programme, developments, updates and notifications related to this conference, please visit its dedicated Facebook channel. For any questions please contact us at ia.americasresnet@ucl.ac.uk.


May 2, 2018
May 4, 2018
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