The Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies is part of the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is the focus of a flourishing interest in contemporary Spain in Britain.
The Centre organizes different events and promotes an exciting range of publications, in the form of a series of books as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals on the history, politics, society and economy of Spain. Distinguished scholars who come as Visiting Fellows are offered the facilities of the Cañada Blanch Centre and LSE libraries, as well as archival resources.
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Please note that since May 2013 the Cañada Blanch Centre has been located in Tower 2, Clement's Inn. Location and directions on how to find us.
Miguel Dols Piquer, long-serving Vice-President of the Fundación Cañada Blanch who also played a key role in establishing our research centre at the LSE, receives the foundation's 'Alta Distinción'. The ceremony was held in Valencia on 18 May 2015.
Ceremony held on 20 April 2015 in Barcelona's historic Saló de Cent, officially announcing Professor Paul Preston's decision to donate his library and archive to the Catalan Monastery of Poblet.
New publication: Mark Derby, Petals and Bullets. Dorothy Morris: New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch, 2015), 194 pp. (ISBN 978-1-84519-684-4)
LSE video on Professor Paul Preston's lifelong research into the causes, course and legacy of the Spanish Civil War.
Launched on 4 December 2014 in Spanish and Catalan.
Prof. Paul Preston and the internationally awarded Spanish writer Javier Cercas in the London Review bookshop, 23 May 2014.
On 14 November 2013, H.E. Alberto Aza Arias gave a lecture at the LSE. Here with some other distinguished guests (from left to right): Paul Preston, John Woodger, Denise Holt, Josep Suárez, José Manuel Romero, Juan Viña, Juan López-Trigo, Alberto Aza (with red tie), Adam Austerfield, Miguel Dols, Ana de Miguel, Michael Portillo, Antony Jones, David Brighty, Julio Crespo and Juan Miguel Dols.
Annual meeting of the CBC Management Council, 27 June 2013. From left to right: Jimmy Burns-Marañón, Miguel Dols, David Brighty, Ana de Miguel, Helen Graham, Paul Preston and Michael Portillo.
Session in honour of Ángel Viñas, Brussels, 22 June 2013. Right to left: Joaquín Almunia (European Commissioner), Paul Preston and Ángel Viñas.
Launched on 11 April 2013 in Catalonia.
Launched on 4 April 2013 in Spain.
Prof. Paul Preston during the LSE lecture Franco's Terror in a European Context, 14 March 2013.
Máximo Buch, Minister for the Economy of the Regional Government of Valencia, Spain, at the LSE on 26 February 2013.
Prof. Preston welcomes Nobel Prize and Finnish ex-President Martti Ahtissari in his visit to the LSE. Here together with new LSE Director Craig Calhoun. 26 Nov 2012.