How to contact us

 

Catalan Observatory
London School of Economics and Political Science
Clement's Inn, Tower 2, room 5.02
London WC2A 2AE

 

Tel.: +44 (0)207 955 6119/6058

 

E-mail: catalan.observatory@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

Events

Michaelmas Events

Wednesday 22 October 2014
Project for Democratic Union
A Catalan Referendum - Threat or Opportunity for Europe?
Speakers: Joan Pau Rubiés Mirabet (Univ. Pompeu Fabra), Montserrat Guibernau (Queen Mary, Univ. London) and Christian Schulz (Senior Economist, Berenberg Bank) Chair: Kwasi Kwarteng (MP, Spelthorne)
Time: 12 h.
Place: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA
http://www.democraticunion.eu/events/catalan-referendum-threat-opportunity-europe|

Thursday 23 October 2014
University College London
History and Nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a comparative context
Speakers: Paul Preston, Enric Ucelay (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and Nicola Miller (UCL)
Time: 18 h.
Place: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
In collaboration with the Catalan Observatory
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute/events/2014-15/nationalism|

Thursday 6 November 2014
Passion, Pride and Counterpower: Civil Pro-Independence Groups in Catalonia
Speaker: Prof. Kathryn Crameri (Univ. Glasgow)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room, 1.11

Friday 14 November 2014
MacLehose Press and Institut Ramon Llull
Paul Preston in conversation with Peter Bush (literary translator)
Launch of Peter Bush's English translation of Incerta Glòria by Joan Sales
Time: 18 h.
Place: The British Library, Conference Centre, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
In collaboration with the Catalan Observatory
By invitation only

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City III
Speakers: Olivia Muñoz-Rojas (Univ. Westminster), Claudie Herrou and  Michael Richards (Univ. West England)
Screening of the documentary Long Journey towards Anger  (El largo viaje hacia la ira)
Dir. Lorenzo Soler. Spain, 1969, 26 min. In Spanish.
Chair: Paul Preston
Time: 17 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room, 1.11
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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 catalan.observatory@lse.ac.uk| to be added to our mailing list.


Past Events

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Conference 'Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City III'

26 November 2014. Speakers: Olivia Muñoz-Rojas (Univ. Westminster), Claudie Herrou and Michael Richards (Univ. West England).

 
IncertaGloria

Book Launch 'Uncertain Glory: Paul Preston in conversation with Peter Bush'| 

14 November 2014. Speakers: Peter Bush (literary translator) and Paul Preston.

 
Kathryn Crameri

Seminar 'Passion, Pride and Counterpower: Civil Pro-Independence Groups in Catalonia'|

6 November 2014. Speaker: Kathryn Crameri (University of Glasgow). 

 
History and Nationalism

Conference 'History and Nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a Comparative Context'|

23 October 2014. Speakers: Enric Ucelay (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Nicola Miller (UCL), Paul Preston.

 
The Forest

ICA Film Screening 'The Forest (El bosc)'|

27 June 2014. Followed by a Q&A session with Paul Preston.

 

Chris Ealham

Conference 'Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City II'|

28 May 2014. Speakers: Chris Ealham (Saint Louis University, Madrid) and Helen Graham (Royal Holloway, London).

 

Javier Cercas

Book Launch 'Outlaws: Javier Cercas in conversation with Paul Preston'|

23 May 2014. Speakers: Javier Cercas (University of Girona, Spain) and Paul Preston.

 
Javier Tébar

Seminar 'Falangistas, policías, militares y agentes secretos en la Barcelona de posguerra (1939-1945)'|

15 May 2014. Speakers: Javier Tébar Hurtado y José Fernando Mota (Univ. Autónoma Barcelona).

 
Claire Colomb

Seminar 'Barcelona theme park? Neighbourhood conflicts and urban tourism in Barcelona'|

6 March 2014. Speaker: Claire Colomb (University College London).

 
Eyes on the Sky

ICA Film Screening 'Eyes on the Sky (Mirant al cel)'|

30 January 2014. Followed by a Q&A session with Paul Preston. 

 

Moisès Broggi

Seminar 'Medicine and the Spanish Civil War: The Story of Moisès Broggi, legendary Catalan surgeon'|

28 November 2013. Speaker: Lorena Cervera Ferrer (freelance filmmaker).

 
Angel Smith

Round table 'Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City I'|

9 October 2013. Speakers: Angel Smith (University of Leeds), Francisco Romero Salvadó (University of Bristol) and Nick Rider (LSE).

 
Giovanna Carnevali

Presentation 'Constructing Europe: 25 Years of European Architecture'|

20 June 2013. Speaker: Giovanna Carnevali (Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona).

 
Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War

Book launch|

14 February 2013. Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War. Reconstructing the Nation by Andrew Dowling (Cardiff University).

 
 Mies Van Der Rohe

Presentation of the work by Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona|

12 December 2012. Speaker: Giovanna Carnevali (Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona).

 
Montserrat Guibernau

Debate 'The Catalan Elections: Consequences for Spain and Catalonia'|

29 November 2012. Speakers: Paul Preston, Montserrat Guibernau, Walter Oppenheimer, Elena Moya, Anna Bosch, Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris.

 
 Francisco Espinosa

II Conference on Historical Memory|

7 June 2012. Speakers: Paul Preston, Layla Renshaw (Kingston University), Francisco Espinosa, Martin Jönsson, Javier Cervera (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid), José Luis Ledesma (Universidad de Zaragoza), Joan Villarroya (Universitat de Barcelona), Emilio Silva, Peter Anderson (University of Bath), Jordi Guixé.  

 
Antoni Vives

Conference 'Olympics and the City: Barcelona 1992 - London 2012'|

15 May 2012. Speakers: Tony Travers (LSE), Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities), Toni Vives (Barcelona Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitat), Vicente Guallart (Chief Architect of Barcelona), Andy Thornley (Emeritus Professor, LSE).

 
Roser Clavell

Workshop 'The Crisis and Local Government: from Austerity to Internationalisation'|

2 May 2012. Speakers: Roser Clavell (Patronat Catalunya Món), Miquel Salvador (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Juan Carlos Belloso (Barcelona City Branding), Joaquim Llimona (Director of International Relations, Barcelona City Council), Henry Overman (Director of SERC, LSE), Simona Iammarino (LSE).

 
 
Antoni Vives

Conference 'Barcelona Project: Leading the Way Out of the Crisis'|

22 February 2012. Speakers: Antoni Vives (Barcelona Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitat), Vicente Guallart (Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council), Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities), Ian Gordon (Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE).

 
Paul Preston

Joint Book Launch 'The Politics and Symbolism of Post-War Reconstruction in Franco’s Spain'|

16 February 2012. Ashes and Granite. Destruction and Reconstruction in the Spanish Civil War and its Aftermath by Olivia Muñoz-Rojas (University of Westminster) and Reconstructing Spain. Cultural Heritage and Memory after Civil War by Dacia Viejo-Rose (University of Cambridge).

 
Ramon Tremosa

Book Launch|

5 December 2011. The Potential of the Mediterranean Sea in the New Global Trade Flows. The case of the Catalan ports and the Mediterranean corridor by Ramon Tremosa (MEP).

 
Roser Clavell

Round Table 'The Emergence of a Non-State Diplomacy'|

30 November 2011. Speakers: Lord Colin Boyd (Former Lord Advocate for Scotland),  Pierre Boulanger (Agent-General, Québec Government Office in London), Roser Clavell (Patronat Catalunya Món), Linda Fabiani (Member of the Scottish Parliament), Jan De Mulder (Belgium/Flemish Representation the European Union).

 
Salvador Giner

Seminar 'Catalonia at the Crossroads'|

16 June 2011. Speaker: Salvador Giner (President de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans).

 
Vicenç Villatoro

Seminar 'The International Significance of Catalan Culture'|

26 May 2011. Speaker: Vicenç Villatoro (Director de l'Institut Ramon Llull).

 
Juan Maria Nin

Public Lecture 'Thoughts on the Macroeconomic Situation: the Role of La Caixa'|

5 October 2010. Speaker: Juan Maria Nin (President and CEO of La Caixa).

 
Miquel Caminal

Conference 'Historical Memory: Policy and Practice'|

1-2 July 2010. Speakers: Miquel Caminal (Director of Memorial Democràtic), Jordi Guixé (Head of Projects, Memorial Democràtic), Dacia Viejo-Rose (University of Cambridge), Raúl Digón, Conxita Mir (Universitat de Lleida), Angela Jackson (No Jubilem la Memòria), Carme Molinero (Universitat de Barcelona), Peter Anderson (LSE).

 
Sports, Socialization and Economic Development

Conference 'Sports, Socialization and Economic Development'|

8 June 2010. Speakers: Anna Pruna (Generalitat de Catalunya), Charles Wijeratna (Director of Commercial Negotiations, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games), Pedro Fontana (Former Director of Commercial Barcelona Organising Committee, COOB'92), Ricky Burdett (Director of LSE Cities), Jordi Alcover (Union for Sportive Federations of Catalonia), Guillermo Pérez (Sub-Director of CAR Barcelona), Borja García (Loughborough University).

 
Innovation and Policy Learning Health Care

Conference 'Innovation and Policy Learning in Health Care: Catalonia and UK in Europe'|

17-18 March 2010. Julian Le Grand (LSE), Guillem López Casasnovas (University Pompeu Fabra), Scott Greer (University of Michigan), Alistair McGuire (LSE), Gwyn Bevan (LSE), Rosa Deulofeu Vilarnau (Catalan Transplant Organization), Mireia Jofre Bonet (City University London), Joan Costa-Font (LSE).

 
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