9:30- 10:00: Coffee and Welcome

10:00-11:15: Panel 1: Perspectives on Exile

Mari Paz Balibrea (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘Aftermaths of the Civil War: Contesting the National Paradigm in Republican Exile Historiography’

Eva Moreda Rodríguez (University of Glasgow): ‘The problems of integrating exiled composers into the Spanish musical canon: a look at Jaume Pahissa’s Seis canciones para canto y piano

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-13:00: Panel 2: Perspectives on Memory

Georgina Blakeley (Open University): ‘Implementing Spain’s Reparation Law: a sharp tool or a blunt instrument?’

Dacia Viejo Rose (University of Cambridge): ‘Legacies of Cultural Violence and the Spanish Civil War’

Gareth Stockey (University of Nottingham): ‘El Valle de los Caídos in the recent Spanish “Memory Wars”‘

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch and opportunity to watch video exhibition ‘Female Voices from Franco’s Prisons’.

14:00-15:00: PhD Poster exhibition meet and greet.

15:00-16:30: Panel 3: Perspectives on the War

Richard Cleminson (University of Leeds):  ‘Dr. Félix Martí Ibáñez, the “Dean” of anarchist writers on issues of sexuality’

James Matthews (University College Dublin): ‘Forced to Fight: Obligatory Military Service during the Spanish Civil War’

Peter Anderson (University of Leeds): ‘Saving the Persecuted? British Government Maritime Rescue Efforts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939’

16:30-16:45: Break

16:45-18:00: Keynote Lecture by Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield): ‘The Nature of Civil War: Spain as a paradigm?’

18.00- 19:00: Wine reception.


Poster Exhibition

There will be a poster exhibition featuring current research by PhD students working on modern Spain at universities from across the world. This exhibition will last for one week at the University of Sheffield and will form part of the one day conference.

Video Exhibition: ‘Female Voices from Franco’s Spain’

This is the result of a research project directed by Ruth Littlewood, PhD student at the University of Sheffield and features video testimonies of female political prisoners who were incarcerated under the Franco dictatorship. This exhibition, based on footage from ‘The Spanish Civil War Memory Project’ at the University of California, will discuss some of the common experiences of incarcerated women during this period.


Blackwells will be running a bookstall on the day.

Keynote lecture by Professor Mary Vincent


3 responses to “Programme

  1. Pingback: Registration and Provisional Programme | 75 years since the Spanish Civil War

  2. Hi, What times is this expected to start & finish please?

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