The Institute of Latin American Studies runs fortnightly seminars, and organises conferences and sponsor visits by Latin Americanists from the Spanish, Portuguese and English speaking worlds.

All events are held at the La Trobe University Franklin Street Campus, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne (opposite Queen Victoria Market) unless otherwise stated.

An Evening with Yuri Herra

Conversations, readings, Q&A, and more

Date: Friday 10th of March, 6:00-8.30pm
Venue: 215 Franklin St (opposite Victoria Market), Rm 1.04
Presented by: Dr Lilit Thwaites

ILAS roundtable series on current strategic Latin American affairs

CUBA and its relationship with the U.S.

Date: Friday 18 September 2015, 2-6 pm
Venue: La Trobe University, Franklin Street, City
Presented by: the Cuban Ambassador to Australia: H.E. José Manuel Galego Montano/ Professor Barry Carr & panel

Annual Charles Joseph La Trobe Mexico-1834 seminar

Charles Joseph La Trobe: Mexico, Mastodons, the age of the earth, the origin of the Mexicans and the 'true' identity of Quetzalcoatl

Date: Friday 9 October 2015, 2-4 pm
Venue: Board room 325, 215 Franklin Street, City
Presented by: Dr Sylvia Whitmore (Archaeology/ILAS, La Trobe University)

Challenging social inequality

The landless rural workers movement [MST] and agrarian reform in Brazil

Date: Friday in October 2015 [TBC]
Venue: Board room 325, 215 Franklin Street, City
Presented by: Professor Miguel Carter (American University Washington, DC)

Semester 2 ILAS marquee event

The Greater Caribbean: Past, present & future history, politics, economics, culture, society, migration

Date: Saturday 17 October, 10-5 pm
Venue: Lecture room 1.04, 215 Franklin Street, City
Presented by: CaribVic-Caribbean Association of Victoria

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead events


Date: Thursday 22 October, 12-­2 pm
Venue: La Trobe University Library, Room: TBC


Date: Saturday 19 October - 2 November 2015
Venue: La Trobe University Library Foyer