Southwest Council of Latin American Studies 42nd Annual Meeting. Call for Papers
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
From March 11-14, 2009, the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) will hold its annual conference in Santo Domingo. The theme of the 2009 SCOLAS Conference is “One World, Many Worlds: Composing the Americas.” SCOLAS welcomes proposals for individual papers or whole panels from across the academic disciplines.
At this conference, we want to reconsider the ways that multiple influences: cultures, races and languages, have interwoven to create the worlds that collectively we know as the Americas. What have been the gains, what have been the costs, of this mixing and merging? What does the future hold for the many strands that, together, shape and delineate the Americas in an environment with eroding borders but growing psychological barriers? We encourage you to explore these themes as they have influenced the creation of the Americas through the prisms of human endeavor, reflected in our academic disciplines, including but not limited to the arts, social relations, human enterprise and the sciences.
To submit a paper proposal and/or panel proposal please visit http://www.baylor.edu/scolas and complete the appropriate form(s). Note that panels are limited to four papers maximum. The deadline for receipt of proposals is October 31, 2008. We will send acceptances by December 5, 2008.
The Dominican Republic, on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, is the location of a number of hemispheric firsts, including Columbus’ landing on his first American voyage. Further, within the charming Cuidad Colonial, the initial successful settlement of Europeans from the Iberian Peninsula, you will discover the hemisphere’s earliest paved street (Calle de las Damas), its original hospital (Hospital San Nicolás de Barí), and initial cathedral (Catedral Primada de América). Its historic significance, beautiful beaches and temperate climate, notable friendliness, and of course, the meringue, all help to make the Dominican Republic one of the hemisphere’s prime travel destinations.
The conference hotel for SCOLAS is the Intercontinental V Centenario. Our special conference rates are:
Singles: $100/day (including the American buffet breakfast)*
Doubles: $125/day (including American buffet breakfast)*
The V Centenario is located on Santo Domingo’s Malecon, with sweeping ocean views. It is twenty minutes away from the country’s Las Americas International Airport and near to the colonial city as well as shopping and restaurants.
Please direct questions about the conference to Dr. Janet Adamski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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