How to contact us

Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science
Clement's Inn, Tower 2, room 5.02
London WC2A 2AE

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7955 6119/6058

E-mail: cbcentre@lse.ac.uk| 

Events

Lent Events 2015 

Thursday 29 January 2015
Research Students' Discussion Group
Time: 16 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 5 February 2015
Catalan Observatory  Seminar
Sport as Culture and Ideology in Barcelona, 1979-1992
Speaker: Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck, University of London)
Chair: Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Monday 9 February 2015
City of London School for Girls
Screening of Las 13 Rosas (13 Roses), dir. Emilio Martinez Lázaro. Spain/ Italy, 2007, 100 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Speakers: Dr. Joanna Evans (UCL) and Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 17 h.
Place: City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, London EC2Y 8BB
By invitation only

Thursday 19 February 2015
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Screening of the documentary War is Beautiful 
Dir. Aelwen Wetherby. UK/ USA/ Spain, 2014, 55 mins.
Presented by Dr. Aelwen Wetherby  (ORISE Historical Fellow and Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command)
Chair: Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11
http://www.warisbeautifuldocumentary.com/|

Thursday 5 March 2015
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa
Speaker: Jane Rogoyska (Writer and Filmmaker)
Chair: Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Saturday 7 March 2015
Len Crome Memorial Conference
Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece
Speakers:Gijs van Hensbergen (Art Historian), Nicholas Rankin (Author), Helen Little (Tate Britain) and Manuel Moreno (Basque Children of '37 Association, Chairman)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 11-17 h.
Place: The Manchester Conference Centre and Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/len-crome-memorial-conference|

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Catalan Observatory Book Launch
Opening up Barcelona to Nature: Transitions on the City’s Edge
Speakers: Antoni Vives (Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitat, Barcelona City Council) and Dr. Adolf Sotoca (Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya)
Presented by Dr. Josep Maria Garcia Fuentes (Univ. Newcastle)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Houghton Street, Old Building, 5th floor, Graham Wallas Room 5.25

Thursday 12 March 2015
Research Students’ Discussion Group
Time: 16 -18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 12 March 2015
Book launch
A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Elizabeth Pearl Bickerstaffe’s newspaper cuttings of the wars in Spain and China from August 1937 to May 1939
Speakers: Rodney Bickerstaffe (former UNISON General Secretary) and Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: Unison, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
www.lwbooks.co.uk/books/archive/spanish_civil_war_scrapbook.html|

Monday 16 March 2015
British Library seminar
Peninsular Nationalisms Contrasted
Speakers: Montserrat Guibernau (Queen Mary University of London), Xabier Irujo (University of Nevada, Reno) and Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (Bangor University)Chair: Prof. Kirsty Hooper (University of Warwick)
Time: 15h
Place: Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
http://www.bl.uk/events/peninsular-nationalisms-contrasted|

Thursday 19 March 2015
Cañada Blanch Seminar
The Bombing of Gernika
Speaker: Prof. Xabier Irujo (Centre for Basque Studies, Univ. Nevada)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 26 March 2015
Keele World Affairs - Keele University
Spain: The Myths and Legacy of General Franco
Speaker: Paul Preston
Time: 19.30 h.
Place: Westminster Theatre, Chancellors Building, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
http://www.kwaku.org.uk/Speakers/2014-2015/PaulPreston.html|


Our events are free and open to all. If you would like to keep up to date with these and other events of similar interest, contact us at cbcentre@lse.ac.uk| to be added to our mailing list. 


Past Events

Programme overview for the past years:

- Academic year 2014-2015 (Michaelmas Term)|
- Academic year 2013-2014| 
- Academic year 2012-2013
|- Academic year 2011-2012|
- Academic year 2010-2011
|- Academic year 2009-2010|

Alberto Aza @ LSE, 14 Nov 2013
The lecture The Role of the Monarchy in the Transition to Democracy in Spain| by H.E. Alberto Aza Arias took place on 14 November 2013. 

Historical Memory II, 7 Jun 2012  
The II Conference on Historical Memory| took place on 7 June 2012.

Ugarte lecture, 10 Nov 2011 
The lecture MONDRAGON, Humanity at Work| by Josu Ugarte took place on 10 November 2011. 

Cañada Blanch homage, 3-4 Mar 2011  
The commemorative event of Vicente Cañada Blanch|, founder of the Centre, took place on 3-4 March 2011. 

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