PROGRAMME 2017-2018

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16 October 2017 Round-table Discussion on the crisis in Catalonia. Speakers Adrian Shubert (York University, Canada), Angel Smith (University of Leeds), Antonio Martínez Arboleda (University of Leeds). 18.00 Parkinson Building, B.08

17 October 2017 Chia Annual Lecture Professor Adrian Shubert (York University, Toronto) ‘What do historians really think about biography? Thoughts from Spain’ 6.00-7.30, The Leeds Library. In English. Chair Dr Peter Anderson.  Booking available here

21 November 2017 Professor Manuel Suárez Cortina (Universidad de Cantabria.) Professor Angeles Barrio Alonso (Universidad de Cantabria), Dr. Enrico Accai (University of Leeds) ‘Federalismos entre Europa del Sur y América Latina: un debate historiográfico’, Michael Sadler Building 3.11 ‘The Grant Room’ 6.00-7.30. In Spanish. Chair Dr. Peter Anderson.

28 November 2017 William Chislett (formerly Madrid correspondent of The Times and Associate Analyst of the Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid) and María Isabel Cintas, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature, Research Associate of the University of Seville. They will be discussing the writers and journalists from the period of the Spanish Civil War Arturo Barea and Manuel Chaves Nogales. Michael Sadler Building 3.11 ‘The Grant Room’ 5.00-6.30. The speakers will be in conversation in Spanish with Dr. Peter Anderson. The event is sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes.  Booking available here - RESERVE SOON, NEARLY SOLD OUT.

05 December 2017 Professor Antonio Cazorla Sánchez, Trent University (Canada), ‘Sites without Memory and Memory without Sites: on the Failure of the Public History of the Spanish Civil War.’ Michael Sadler Building 3.11 ‘The Grant Room’, 6.00 - 7.15.

20 February 2018 Dr Nerea Aresti, Universidad del País Vasco, Dr Inmaculada Blasco Herranz, Universidad de la Laguna, Dr Carmen Caballero Navas, Universidad de Granada, Professor Pamela Beth Radcliff ,University of California San Diego. Symposium on Gender History (from the medieval to the modern period) in Spain. Michael Sadler Building 3.11 ‘The Grant Room’ 5.30-7.30. In English (with a translator for Dr Blasco). Chair Dr Iona McCleery.

27 February 2018 Dr Enrique García Hernán Institute of History, within the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (Centro de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas) at the Spanish National Research Council ‘A Spaniard Henry VIII’s Court. The Glory and Decline of Juan Luis Vives.’ This event forms part of the Institute of Medieval Studies Lecture Series and is sponsored with the Instituto Cervantes and the Centre for the History of Ibero-America. Nathan Bodington Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, 5.30.

13 March 2018 - CANCELLED Professor Will Fowler, University of St Andrews, ‘The Forgotten Mexican Civil War of the Reforma, 1857-61’. Michael Sadler Building 3.11 ‘The Grant Room’ 6.00-7.30. In English. Chair Professor Paul Garner. Please note this event has been cancelled due to strike action. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

24 April 2018 Symposium on Spanish anarchism. Speakers include Professor Martha Acklesberg (Smith College), Professor Richard Cleminson (Leeds), Dr Danny Evans (Leeds), Nathaniel Andrews (Leeds). Venue - The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL. Time - 17:30-19:30. More information and reservation

03 May 2018 Professor Lisa Surwillo (Stanford University), The Color of Motherhood - Enslaved Cubans under the First Spanish Republic. Venue: seminar room 2.16. Time: 17:00 Download poster

15 May 2018 Postgraduate Showcase Event. Venue - Michael Sadler Building 3.11 (The Grant Room). Time - 11:00-18:30. Download pdf of full programme

July 2018 Giles Tremlett The Guardian and author of Catherine of Aragon: Henry’s Spanish Queen and Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen will be giving a lecture at the International Medieval Congress sponsored with the Instituto Cervantes and the Centre for the History of  Ibero-America. The time and venue details will be confirmed in December 2017.