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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

Catalan Observatory

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Welcome

The Catalan Observatory is part of the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is the focus of a flourishing interest in Catalonia in the United Kingdom.

The activities organized by the Catalan Observatory include lectures, conferencesand symposia, as well as the publication of research monographs, newsletters and reports on specific issues

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Latest news:

Eduardo Mendoza, 24 February 2016
The celebrated Catalan novelist Eduardo Mendoza attended the LSE Literary Festival on 24 February 2016 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. Together with Prof. Paul Preston and Prof. Helen Graham, he discussed the challenges of incorporating historical events into fiction. Event page and podcast.

 

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. 

 

Preston - Honoris Causa - Tarragona
Professor Paul Preston received an honorary doctorate from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain), 15 May 2015. “He is a reference-point for scientific rigour and critical spirit… The transmission of his knowledge both to students and new academic generations and the general public through his books… His rigorous analysis was fundamental for our knowledge of ourselves, to learn our past, understand our present and project our future…”.

 

Preston - Saló de Cent - 20April2015
Ceremony held on 20 April 2015 in Barcelona's historic Saló de Cent of the City Council, officially announcing Professor Paul Preston's decision to donate his library and archive to the Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet (Tarragona, Spain, 1149, UNESCO World Heritage site).

 

foto1-10Mar15
Seminar Opening up Barcelona to Nature: Transitions on the City's Edge. Left to right: Paul Preston, Adolf Sotoca, Josep Maria Garcia Fuentes, and Antoni Vives, 10 March 2015.

 

Bel2015
Germà Bel, Disdain, Distrust and Dissolution. The Surge of Support for Independence in Catalonia (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2015), 224 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84519-704-9. Co-edited by the Catalan Observatory.

 

Paul Preston, Olivia Muñoz-Rojas, Claudie Herrou, Antoni Vives and Michael Richards
Conference Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City III. Left to right: Paul Preston, Olivia Muñoz-Rojas, Claudie Herrou, Antoni Vives and Michael Richards, 26 November 2014.

 

Enric Ucelay-Da Cal and Paul Preston
Conference History and Nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a Comparative Context. Enric Ucelay-Da Cal and Paul Preston, 23 October 2014.

 

Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City II
Conference Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City II. Left to right: Antoni Vives, Chris Ealham, Paul Preston, Helen Graham and Joan Antón Sánchez, 28 May 2014.

 

'Goodbye Spain?' The Question of Independence for Catalonia
Kathryn Crameri, ‘Goodbye Spain?’ The Question of Independence for Catalonia (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2014), 224 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84519-659-2. Co-edited by the Catalan Observatory.

 

Jordi Carulla 9 Oct 2013
Jordi Carulla, Vice-president of the Lluís Carulla Foundation of Barcelona, at one of our seminars, 13 October 2013.

 

Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City I
Round Table Barcelona, from Textiles to Technology: The Development of a Great City I. From left front to right back: Angel Smith, Montse Guibernau, Francisco Romero, Antoni Vives and Nick Rider. 9 October 2013.

 

The Catalan Elections: Consequences for Spain and Catalonia
From left to right: Dídac Gutiérrez, Elena Moya, Paul Preston, Montserrat Guibernau, Walter Oppenheimer and Josep Suárez, from the open-debate on The Catalan Elections: Consequences for Spain and Catalonia, 29 November 2012. 

 

Carles Casajuana 17 March 2010
The Ambassador Carles Casajuana honoured many events of the Catalan Observatory with his presence during his time as head of the Spanish Embassy in the UK.

 

Jordi Gual 21 November 2012
Jordi Gual is Chief Economist at the Research Department of the Spanish bank La Caixa, one of the sponsors of the Catalan Observatory.

 

Giner16Jun20
Salvador Giner, President of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 16 June 2011.

 

Vicenç Villatoro 26 May 2011
Vicenç Villatoro, Director of the Institut Ramón Llul, 26 May 2011.

 

Joan Maria Nin 5 October 2010
Joan Maria Nin, CEO of the Spanish bank La Caixa and LSE alumni, during a visit to the Catalan Observatory following its foundation, 5 October 2010.

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