NALAS Conference 2021 - Call for Papers!

Call for Papers

NALAS Conference 2021

“Latin America before, during, and after the pandemic”


Venue: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

Date: October 28-29, 2021


The Norwegian Association of Latin America Studies (NALAS) invites scholars from Norway, the Nordic countries and the rest of the world from a broad range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives to present proposals for individual papers for the 1st NALAS Conference.


The main theme of the 1st NALAS Conference is “Latin America before, during, and after the pandemic”. However, a wide range of other themes will also be addressed.

The conference invites to reflect on the concept of pandemic in a broad sense, not least metaphorically. It seeks to recall past experiences and the ways to face them, both from state policies, civil society responses and from the symbolic and aesthetic domain, in order to contrast it with the present and better illuminate the future. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches on the theme are both welcome.

The title of the conference and the list of accepted panels may serve as thematic framework for the submission of proposals. Other topics related to Latin America research may eventually be considered.

NALAS prioritizes physical participation, but some virtual presentations may be accepted.

The languages of the conference are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Paper proposals should include:

·       A title

·       An abstract of max 250 words

·       Name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenter(s)

·       Indication of the intended modality: physical or digital


The proposals should be submitted to by June 15, 2021.