The Latin American Ethnography Seminar series is a forum in which scholars who conduct ethnographic research in Latin America and the Caribbean can present their work and get feedback in a collaborative environment, as well as build connections between researchers and departments. Speakers are both in the early phase of their careers and established scholars. The seminars take place fortnightly during the Autumn and Winter terms. Since 2020, the seminar is held online to enable participation beyond the UK, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. From 2023, this is a multilingual initiative and speakers are welcome to present their work in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
Opening sessions have been delivered by renowned scholars such as Sian Lazar, Mette Louise Berg, Arturo Escobar, Gabriela Zamorano and Charles Hale.
This is an initiative that has been running for well over a decade. While initially named the 'Latin American Anthropology Seminar' and led by anthropologists, we have renamed it to become more inclusive of the engagement with ethnography across a wider range of disciplines.
The Seminar is currently hosted by the ILCS Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CRoLAC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen and the Institute of Literature, Language and Anthropology at the Spanish National Research Council.