Lent Events 2015
Thursday 5 February 2015
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
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Catalan Observatory seminar
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
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)
Place: Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
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Seminar 'Sport as Culture and Ideology in Barcelona, 1979-1992'
5 February 2015. Speaker: Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck, University of London).
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).
Book Launch 'Uncertain Glory: Paul Preston in conversation with Peter Bush'
14 November 2014. Speakers: Peter Bush (literary translator) and Paul Preston.
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.
ICA Film Screening 'The Forest (El bosc)'
27 June 2014. Followed by a Q&A session with Paul Preston.
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).
Book Launch 'Outlaws: Javier Cercas in conversation with Paul Preston'
23 May 2014. Speakers: Javier Cercas (University of Girona, Spain) and Paul Preston.
ICA Film Screening 'Eyes on the Sky (Mirant al cel)'
30 January 2014. Followed by a Q&A session with Paul Preston.
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).
Presentation 'Constructing Europe: 25 Years of European Architecture'
20 June 2013. Speaker: Giovanna Carnevali (Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - Barcelona).
14 February 2013. Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War. Reconstructing the Nation by Andrew Dowling (Cardiff University).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Seminar 'Catalonia at the Crossroads'
16 June 2011. Speaker: Salvador Giner (President de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans).
Seminar 'The International Significance of Catalan Culture'
26 May 2011. Speaker: Vicenç Villatoro (Director de l'Institut Ramon Llull).
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).
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).
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).