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Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies: Seminars

Michaelmas Term

24 October 2007,  18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Gerald Blaney, Jr. (Cañada Blanch Centre, LSE)
'
An Authoritarian Democracy?  Reassessing the Second Spanish Republic'


31 October 2007,  18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Gareth Stockey (University of Swansea)
'Gibraltar in Franco's Foreign Policy during the Second World War '


12 November 2007,  18:30-20:30, Daunt Books, 112-114 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA. 
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Professor Paul Preston, Nigel Chapman & Patricia Langdon-Davies
Presentation of the new edition of the classic work by John Langdon-Davies:
'Behind the Spanish Barricades. Reports From the Spanish Civil War'.  This event will be held in collaboration with Reportage Press.


14 November 2007,  18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Olivia Muñoz-Rojas Oscarsson (LSE)
'
War-time Destruction and Post-war Reconstruction of Spanish Cities in the Context of the Civil War and Postwar Period: Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid (1936-1959)'


21 November 2007, 18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield)
'
Expiation as Performative Rhetoric: The Politics of Gesture in Post-Civil War Spain.'


28 November 2007, 18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Juan M. Cabasés (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
'The Organisation, Financing and Reform of Regional Health Care in Spain.'


5 December 2007, 18:00, Room J116 (Cowdray House, LSE)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Carmen González Martínez (Universidad de Murcia)
'Amor y muerte en tiempos de Guerra: Historia y memoria de mujeres españoles del '36'.


Lent Term

19 January 2008
NFT3, British Film Institute, South Bank - Study Day: "Spain (Un)censored"
Tracing the paths taken by a generation of film-makers from Nieves Conde to Pilar Miró to resist the forces of propaganda and codify their dissent, the Spain (Un)censored Study Day offers a unique opportunity to deepen engagement with this rich vein in cinema history. Grounding our season of Spanish cinema in its full historical context, and tracing the paths taken by a generation of film-makers from Nieves Conde to Pilar Miró to resist the forces of propaganda and codify their dissent, the Spain (Un)censored Study Day offers a unique opportunity to deepen your engagement with this rich vein in cinema history, interact with experts in the field, and meet others on the same trip. Contributors include Professor Paul Preston of the London School of Economics, Dr Núria Triana Toribio of the University of Manchester and Dr Sally Faulkner of the University of Exeter.
Time: 11:00-17:00 NFT3 Tickets £15, concs £10.


23 January 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar

Professor Paul Preston (LSE)
"Theorists of Extermination: The Justification of Right-Wing Violence During the Second Spanish Republic."


24 January 2008, 18:30, Instituto Cervantes (102 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AN)
Book launch
"The Reinvention of Spain: Nation and Identity since Democracy" by Sebastian Balfour and Alejandro Quiroga.
Presentation chaired by H.E. Carlos Miranda (Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom) and Professor Paul Preston (LSE).


30 January 2008, 19:00, Room D602 (Clement House, Aldwych)
Steven Bowles, Director of "La Generación de Guernica/The Children of Guernica"
Showing of movie and discussion, chaired by Rafael Peñas Cruz and with Herminio Martínez, one of the "niños".


06 February 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Dacia Viejo-Rose (University of Cambridge)
"Reinventing the Nation: The Use of Cultural Heritage in the Reconstruction of Post-Civil War Spain."


20 February 2008 -- Time and place to be announced.
Cañada Blanch Seminar
H.E. Carlos Miranda (Embajador de España en el Reino Unido)
"Experiences of the Transition to Democracy."
Held in conjunction with King's College, London


12 March 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Dr. Angela Jackson (President of No Jubilem la Memòria)
"At the Margins of Mayhem: International Brigaders and Civilians in the Priorat, 1938."


Summer Term

30 April 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Michael Keating (European University Institute, Florence)
" 'Café para todos.' The reform of the Regional Autonomy Statutes in Spain"


7 May, 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Fernando Arcas Cubero (Universidad de Málaga)
"Guerra civil y franquismo en Málaga: un estudio de historia oral"


14 May 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
David Ginard (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
"Matilde Landa y el movimiento de mujeres en España (1936-1942)"


15 May 2008, 18:00, Shaw Library, Old Building
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Josep Lluis Carod Rovira (Vice-President of the Catalan Generalitat)
"L'encaix de Catalunya a l'Europa del segle XXI"


21 May 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Alfonso Casas y Pedro López (Asociación La Batalla de Teruel) 
"La batalla de Teruel"


28 May 2008, 18:00-19:30, CB Seminar Room (J116)
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Luis Miguel Sánchez Tostado (criminólogo e historiador, Jaén)
"La Guerra Civil en Jaén: mitos y verdades de un horror"


28 May 2008, 18:00-19:30, New Theatre
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Jordi Pujol (President of the Catalan Gereralitat 1980-2003)
"The situation in Catalonia after the March 2008 elections"

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