Postgraduate Awards

SLAS Harold Blakemore Prize

big_8990-blar_logo_300x300pxThis prize, named for Harold Blakemore (1930-1991), commemorates a scholar described as ‘the British standard-bearer of Latin American studies for a quarter of a century’ (in an obituary by David Fox), who played a key role in the foundation of SLAS in 1964 and throughout its early period. Since 1991, the prize has been awarded to the best essay submitted each year by a postgraduate student in Latin American Studies. Its monetary value is £600, and the winner is invited by the Editors to submit his or her essay to the Bulletin of Latin American Studies (subject to the usual Editorial procedures).

Papers presented at PILAS Annual Conference are welcomed to be submitted for the SLAS Harold Blakemore Prize.

The single annual deadline for submissions for the Harold Blakemore Prize is 28 February each year.

More information and submission rules.

For any queries, please e-mail:

SLAS in association with the Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR)


Postgraduate Award of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

jilasWith occasion of the 2017 PILAS conference the JILAS editors at the University of Leeds will award an additional prize. The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies welcomes paper submissions on all periods of Latin American history and cultural production with a sound historical ground are invited. The best article will be published in the Journal, the author will receive a gratis subscription to JILAS and the article will be made free-to-access. Depending on the overall quality and suitability, up to other 5 papers will be taken into consideration to be published too.

The deadline for submission is 1 September 2017 and the results will be made public by 1 November. Queries to be addressed to

PILAS in partnership with the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies.