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 Term Events 2017 

Thursday 2 February 2017
Cañada Blanch Seminar
The Civilian Safe Zones: Attempts of Implementation in the Spanish Civil War
(1936-1939)
Speaker: Gabriel Pretus  (Royal Holloway)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston 
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 16 February 2017
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Lights and Shadows in Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia
Speaker: Prof. Paul Preston
Chair: Prof. Sebastian Balfour
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11
In collaboration with the Catalan Observatory

Thursday 2 March 2017
Catalan Observatory Seminar
Spaniards and Catalans in France after 1939, from the camps to the Resistance
Speaker: Rosemary Bailey (author)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston 
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 9 March 2017
Instituto Cervantes
Greatest Hispanists Series: Sebastian Balfour (LSE) in conversation with Julio Crespo (Instituto Cervantes)
Time: 19 h.
Place: Instituto Cervantes, 15-19 Devereaux Court, London WC2R 3JJ
Further information and registration

Thursday 16 March 2017
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Historical Memory: How Spain has tried to deal with the past, and why it will never agree
Speaker: Giles Tremlett (biographer, writer and political commentator)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston 
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Friday 31 March 2017
Oxford Literary Festival
The Last Days of the Spanish Republic
Speaker: Prof. Paul Preston 
Time: 14 h.
Place: University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School Lecture Theatre, 34 Broad Street, Oxford
Further information and registration

 


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 2016-2017 (Michaelmas, Lent, Summer)
- Academic year 2015-2016
- Academic year 2014-2015 
- Academic year 2013-2014 
- Academic year 2012-2013
- Academic year 2011-2012
- Academic year 2010-2011
- Academic year 2009-2010

Helen Graham, Transnational Lives, 30 June 2016
On 30 June - 1 July 2016, the Cañada Blanch Research Students’ Discussion Group held the conference Crossing Borders: the Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation. The keynote lecture titled Transnational lives: Spain and Europe’s wars of social change was delivered by Prof. Helen Graham at the IHR on the opening day. Further information and podcast.

 

On 17 May 2016, Prof. Paul Preston and Prof. Ian Kershaw presented The Last Days of the Spanish Republic at Daunt Books, London. 

 

Javier Marías in conversation with Paul Preston, 9 March 2016
On 8 March 2016 the acclaimed Spanish novelist and columnist Javier Marías discussed his latest novel, Thus Bad Begins, with Prof. Paul Preston. Event page and podcast.

 

Eduardo Mendoza, The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination, 24 February 2016
On 24 February 2016, the celebrated Spanish novelist Alberto Mendoza took part alongside Prof. Helen Graham (Royal Holloway) and Prof. Paul Preston in the discussion Fact versus Fiction? The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination.

 

Alberto Aza Arias
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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