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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 

Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies

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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.


Latest news:

Preston Poblet 2015
On the 3rd of February, Professor Paul Preston was awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2016 by the Barcelona City Council (Spain) for "his important international profile as a historian of Spain, especially the Second Republic, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the Transition to democracy, periods of great significance for the city of Barcelona" (see article). The ceremony will be held at 19 h. on the 15th of February in the Saló de Cent of the Ajuntament de Barcelona and broadcasted live by BTV. 


New Publication: Carl-Henrik Bjerström, Josep Renau and the Politics of Culture in Republican Spain, 1931–1939: Re-Imagining the Nation  (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch, 2016), 272 pp. (ISBN: 978-1-84519-739-1)


New publication: Antonio Míguez Macho, The Genocidal Genealogy of Francoism: Violence, Memory and Impunity  (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch, 2015), 192 pp. (ISBN: 978-1-84519-749-0)


New publication: Martin Minchom, Spain’s Martyred Cities: From the Battle of Madrid to Picasso’s Guernica  (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch, 2015), 320 pp. (ISBN: 978-1-84519-660-8)


PrestonHCValenciaProfessor Paul Preston receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Valencia, 26 October 2015.


Professor Paul Preston, member of the European Academy of Yuste, receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Extremadura, 28 September 2015.


Professor Paul Preston receiving an honorary degree from the Vice-Chancellor Janet Beer at the University of Liverpool, 20 July 2015.


New publication: Gabriel Pretus, La ayuda humanitaria en la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939)  (Granada: Comares/Cañada Blanch, 2015), 250 pp. (ISBN 978-84-9045-295-0)


New publication: Linda Palfreeman, Spain Bleeds. The Development of Blood Transfusion during the Civil War (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch, 2015), 200 pp. (ISBN 978-1-84519-717-9)


Miguel Dols 18May15
Miguel Dols Piquer, long-serving Vice-President of the Fundación Cañada Blanch who 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.


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)


 Paul Preston, LSE Video
LSE video on Professor Paul Preston's lifelong research into the causes, course and legacy of the Spanish Civil War.


FinaldelaGuerra   FinaldelaGuerraCAT
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.

Aza & distinguished guests, 14-11-13 
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.


AGM, 27-6-13
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.


Homage to Ángel Viñas, 22-6-13
Session in honour of Ángel Viñas, Brussels, 22 June 2013. Right to left: Joaquín Almunia (European Commissioner), Paul Preston and Ángel Viñas.


Santiago Carrillo
Launched on 11 April 2013 in Catalonia.


 El zorro rojo 
Launched on 4 April 2013 in Spain.


LSE Franco's Terror lecture 14-3-2013
Prof. Paul Preston during the LSE lecture Franco's Terror in a European Context, 14 March 2013.


M. Buch, LSE lecture, 26-2-2013
Máximo Buch, Minister for the Economy of the Regional Government of Valencia, Spain, at the LSE on 26 February 2013.


M. Ahtissari at the LSE, 26-11-2012
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.