CfP: Visions of Contemporary Spain 24/07/20

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Call for Papers
March 16, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Languages, Modern European History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies

CfP: We are now inviting postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers to present at the symposium, ‘Visions of Contemporary Spain’. The one-day symposium is interdisciplinary and open to researchers, both in the UK and abroad, who are currently working on the subject of contemporary Spain. The symposium will be held at Cardiff University on Friday the 24th of July 2020.


Hispanists across the world will have observed that the last few decades have been a period of intensified social, political and cultural change in Spanish society. In recent years the discipline of Spanish studies has opened up, following a constantly-evolving country where there has recently been four general elections in as many years, a burgeoning feminist movement, a growing cinematic culture, powerful movements for separatism and the divisive issue of how to approach the country’s violent past. Undoubtedly, the landscape of Spain has been profoundly affected by its equally volatile history. The last 100 years have witnessed the dissolution and restoration of a monarchy, the birth of a republic, an iconic Civil War and two dictatorships. Such characteristics make Spain a fascinating area of research.


We welcome proposals from postgraduate and Early Career Researchers from all disciplines, including, but not limited to, History, Literature, Film and Visual Cultures, Politics, Social Sciences and Modern Languages. The symposium will be a brilliant opportunity to network with fellow  researchers and a great chance to gain constructive feedback on your work in a supportive environment.


Funding details are still being confirmed but refreshments, including lunch, will be offered on the day. If you have any questions or require further information, please do get in touch with us. Papers should last between 15 and 20 minutes. We have chosen not to impose a theme but we will endeavour to create panels in which the papers relate to one another in some way.


To propose a paper, please send an abstract of up to 250 words to: The deadline for submissions is the 16th March 2020.

Contact Info: 

Rachel Beaney (AHRC: Cardiff University), Joe Healy (ESRC: Cardiff University) and Tom Wardle (AHRC: University of Southampton).