About Leeds

Leeds, anything but ordinary

Video: ‘Welcome to Leeds – Hyperlapse film’ by Thomas Edward Williamson / Facebook


The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and has been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide. Moreover, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at Leeds has been ranked 60th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017. We are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

PILAS Annual Conference 2017 will benefit the University of Leeds, bringing to our city one hundred international postgraduate students and junior academics from the UK, Europe and Latin America. This conference will contribute to promote the international projection of Leeds and will strengthen the University’s leading position in the field of Latin American and Atlantic Studies.


The University of Leeds (Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT).

Registration and Keynote lectures: Clothworkers Central Building Speakman LT (G.89)

Panel sessionsBaines Wing (LG.17), (LG.20), (2.06), (2.08), (2.10), (2.14) & (2.13).

Lunch breaks: Parkinson Building Court North.

Wine reception: Michael Sadler BuildingSPLAS Foyer (2nd floor).

Information and assistance to delegatesBaines Wing (2.06).

Masterclass and documentary screening: Hyde Park Picture House (off-campus 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds, LS6 1JD) [15 minutes walking from campus].

Conference Dinner: Revolución De Cuba – Leeds (off-campus 64-68 Call Ln, Leeds, LS1 6DT[20 minutes walking from campus].

A map of the Campus can be found here: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap – use the scroll down menu at the top to highlight the building that you want.

The University of Leeds is committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel. We encourage visitors to use public transport, bicycles and their feet as often as possible.

More information on how to travel to Leeds and where to stay: www.visitleeds.co.uk/

More information on how to get to the University: www.meetinleeds.co.uk/