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Centre of Latin American Studies

Professor Aida Hernandez

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New academic mobility programme established between Cambridge and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla​



Upcoming Events

18 January - 7 March 2016

CLAS Open Seminar Series: Lent Term 2016

Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

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1 October 2016:

Centre of Latin American Studies: 1966-2016



The Centre of Latin American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1966 as one of the five original ‘Parry Centres’ established following the report of the Parliamentary Committee on Latin American Studies, chaired by Dr J. H. Parry. Since then, it has expanded its intake to include PhD as well as MPhil students, and broadened the range of disciplines represented in its research and teaching to include history, economics, development studies, sociology, politics, anthropology, criminology, literature, film and visual arts, architecture and urban studies. The Centre currently draws together over thirty Latin Americanists across the University to teach its students and is the hub for a wider research community, representing one of the largest and most diverse concentration of researchers working on Latin America in the UK. We also place great value on the maintenance and expansion of our institutional and personal links with the academic community in Latin America.


A number of events are planned to mark our 50th anniversary year, chief among which will be a special symposium, to be held on 1 October 2016, with the theme Latin American Studies: A Model of Indiscipline? For more information on the symposium and its keynote speakers, click here. A full programme will be available shortly and booking will open in March.


Check our website for other events to be held this year. We very much hope to welcome you to one or more of them.

To see what the Centre has been involved with this last year, have a browse through our 'Past News and Events' pages.