The following additional meetings/events will take place during the conference.

PILAS postgraduate  ‘Meet-and-greet Lunch’, Thursday 11th April, 12:30-13:30, G101

PILAS invites postgraduate students to mingle before the conference begins. Attendance is free, must be pre-booked by emailing pilasconference(at) by Wednesday 3rd April 1pm.

PILAS is the postgraduate arm of SLAS; any postgraduate working in Latin American Studies is invited to join, free of charge, via the website.

University Wine Reception and Buffet dinner, Thursday 11th April, 19:00-20:15, Alan Turing Building atrium

All delegates are invited to stay on after the keynote to eat and drink and discuss, in the atrium. We would like to thank Social Anthropology, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester for their generous support of this wine reception.

Wine Reception, Friday 12th April, 18:00-19:00, Instituto Cervantes

The Institute is at 326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade M3 4FN (Tel: 0161 661 4201) - see travel page for the map. All delegates are invited to attend this wine reception, although those heading onto the dinner at Bem Brasil won't be able to linger too long! We would like to thank Wiley-Blackwell for sponsoring this wine reception and the Instituto Cervantes for hosting it.

Book launch, Friday 12th April, 15:30-16:00, Alan Turing Building atrium

CAP will be launching two titles from Duke Press, with some extra refreshments and two authors in attendance:

  • The Paraguay Reader: History, Culture, Politics Edited by Peter Lambert (attending) & Andrew Nickson
  • Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life by Andrew Canessa (attending)

Please come along, meet the authors and hear more.

Conference Dinner, Friday 12th April, 19:30-late, Bem Brasil Deansgate

Bem Brasil is close to the Instituto Cervantes, and is at King St W Manchester, Lancashire M3 2GQ (Tel: 0161 839 2525).  See map on the travel page.

Tickets for the dinner had to be purchased in advance.  All ticket-holders are invited to turn up from 19:30 for a pre-dinner drink, and dinner will be served from 20:00.  There will be live music later in the night.