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The Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies has existed in St Andrews under different names since before 1969, when it was formally recognised by the Court of the University as the Centre of Latin American Linguistic Studies (CLALS). Refounded in 1988 as the Institute of Amerindian Studies (IAS), it later became the Centre for Indigenous American Studies and Exchange (CIASE), part of what is now the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. Relaunched as CAS in 2006, it continues to enjoy a privileged link with the Department of Social Anthropology.

Theoretical perspectives emphasise the interpretation of Amerindian societies from anthropological, phenomenological, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives, with the learning and use of languages having an important role. A wide range of contacts are maintained with colleagues, popular and academic organizations and NGOs in different South American countries. The Centre also collaborates with kindred organizations on the European continent, with whom it maintains joint research projects aimed at supporting postgraduate and postdoctoral research.

For more information please visit the Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CAS) home page

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