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Intersections in the Americas: the UCL Americas Research Network Annual Con...

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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 Americas Research Network, which will be hosted under the theme of Intersections in the Americas by UCL Institute of the Americas at various venues from 2-4 May, 2018.

We are also very pleased to announce our three Keynote Speakers: Dr Jelke Boesten (King’s College London) and 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.

Venues: UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN and various others across UCL Bloomsbury Campus

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Changes are likely to happen and newer versions of the programme will be updated on this page.

To keep abreast of developments, updates and notifcations related to this conference, please visit its dedicated Facebook channel or e-mail us: ia.americasresnet@ucl.ac.uk

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