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 or panel proposal or to volunteer to serve as a chair or discussant, 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.
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