We, at the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, welcome you to our new, interdisciplinary on-line journal. As a refeered journal, it is dedicated to publishing scholarly works on Latin America from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. DeRLAS, as we are calling it, is the brainchild of two members of the Latin American Studies faculty, Norman Schwartz, Anthropology, and América Martínez, Foreign Languages and Literatures, both of whom are now serving as co-editors. During the past several months, they have worked hard to make this idea a reality. One of their most important tasks was to assemble a Board of Editors, and I am pleased to report that they have assembled an impressive group of scholars including:
Mitchell Seligson, University of Pittsburgh Cynthia McClintock, George Washington University Hortensia Morell, Temple University James D. Sexton, Northern Arizona University M. Tomás Gallareta-Negrón, INAH, Yucatan, Mexico Julio Carrión, University of Delaware Suzanne Austin Alchon, University of Delaware
The three articles included in this first issue all focus on the Maya area of southern Mexico and northern Guatemala; but we invite Latin Americanists who work throughout the region to send us their work. We look forward to your participation in this scholarly venture. And we invite your comments on the journal and its contents.