Tag Archives: Basque

CFP: ‘Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy’, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool UK, 9–10 August 2019

Port-cities in Britain are known and studied as crossroads and gateways of empire. People, ideas, goods, money, etc. flowed in and out of these porous urban environments. For many people, port-cities were not only a place of transience, they could also be a home city with a strong sense of community. From the 16th through the 19th centuries, some of those who called port-cities their homes were part of the Anglo-Spanish diaspora. From Cadiz to London or Bilbao to Liverpool, Spanish and British citizens crossed the oceans in order to participate in Anglo-Spanish trade and imperial expansion. These voyages inevitably led to the creation of Anglo-Spanish communities in the littoral regions of both empires. The growth and success of Anglo-Spanish communities in port-cities was driven in part by imperial ventures such as the textile industry, mining, and the slave trade. It is not always easy to reconcile the history of exploitative ventures with the immigrant communities whose creation they facilitated. However, it is important to bring together local and imperial histories in order to understand how Anglo-Spanish communities were built, thrived, and sometimes waned.

This conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in the lives of Anglo-Spanish communities across both the Spanish and British empires. The conference also seeks to address the tensions that investigating family and local history can bring to communities today. The conference will be open to the public in the hopes that those interested in the conference themes will come and engage with the ideas being presented. The themes of this conference were inspired by the histories of two Anglo-Basque families, the Zuluetas and the Larrinagas, both of whom have contentious legacies in London and Liverpool.

The organisers are particularly interested in paper or panel proposals in the areas of family history; literature; art history; business history; food history; urban history; slave-trade history; shipping history; and cultural history. Please click here for more information. Please send individual paper or panel proposals to Dr. Anna Brinkman (a.brinkman@warwick.ac.uk) by midnight on 25 March.

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NOSOTROS: Iberian and Latin American Week, University of Liverpool, Monday 29 October–Sunday 4 November 2018

NosotrosNosOtros: Iberian and Latin American Week, University of Liverpool,
Monday 29 October–Sunday 4 November 2018

Monday 29 October

Welcome event: Día de Muertos. A celebration of Mexican traditions

Language Lounge, 4pm – 6pm

Día de Muertos is a syncretic celebration that draws heavily from indigenous Aztec and Nahua traditions and coincides with the Christian All Souls. It recognises and commemorates the dead as well as reflecting on the living. Central to this celebration is an altar with offerings that are meaningful to those who build it. This will be on display and will be explained as part of our launch.

Tuesday 30 October

Screening: El memorial del 68 (Nicolás Echevarría, 2008) with Q&A – In Spanish with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 8 5.30pm – 8pm

In collaboration with UNAM-UK Centre for Mexican Studies film series. A documentary of the student protests and the government’s brutal response in the lead up the Olympics hosted by Mexico in October 1968. It attempts to bear witness to the events and fill in some of the historical gaps. The screening will be introduced by Dr Niamh Thornton, UoL, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Taster: Galician Language and Culture

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 3 12pm – 1pm

This will introduce you to the history, language and culture of Galicia, from its origins to the present day.

Workshop: Language and Power with Laia Darder (Sheffield Hallam University)

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 4 11am – 12pm

The aim of this workshop is to uncover ways in which language and power interact in the Hispanic world, by looking at different languages and their status.

Paula Rego’s etchings display at the Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery, 1pm – 4pm

Guided visit to the Paula Rego’s etchings in the Walker Art Gallery. This event is fully booked.

Wednesday 31 October

Roger Wright’s Vintage Radio Show: Live Requests from Hispanic Studies Staff and Students

Language Lounge, 12pm – 2pm

Live requests from Hispanic Studies staff and students.

Workshop: Music composition with Guiem Soldevila

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 5 1pm – 2pm

Reflection on the creation of songs: from the their first inspiration to the final product.

Salsa Class

Flexible Teacing Space, 502 Teaching Hub, 3pm – 4pm

Come and enjoy this unique ‘Salsa’ and ‘Merengue’ class. From beginners to improvers. All welcome.

European Film Agencies and Public Policies by Susana de la Sierra

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 6 4pm – 5pm

Talk delivered by Former Director General of the Spanish Film Institute Susana de la Sierra.

Concert: Guiem Soldevila

The Caledonia, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The singer-songwriter will sing his own songs and perform versions of poets in Catalan.

Thursday 1 November

Conversation with Juan Gómez-Jurado (Peers Visiting Writer 2018)

Management School Seminar Room 5, 11am – 12.30pm

Juan Gómez-Jurado is a writer and journalist with a wide-ranging career in media and several best sellers. There will be a Q&A session where he will talk about his professional career and reveal the intricacies of his novels.

Screening of A Fábrica de Nada (Pedro Pinho, 2017) with Q&A — in Portuguese with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6 6pm – 9.30pm

Ana Reimão, Lecturer in Portuguese, will introduce this multi-award winning film (including the 2017 FIPRESCI – Film Critics Prize at Cannes) and lead a Q&A with the audience and special guests.

Friday 2 November

Twitter Micro Story Competition

This year´s Twitter competition theme is NosOtros. We are looking for stories reflecting on multiculturalism. Each micro story should include #IBLAW18. We welcome stories written in any of the following Iberian Languages: Basque, Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish.

Seminar: Lobak (Grandchildren): preserving the memory of the bombing of Gernika two generations after — in Basque with English subtitles

Rendall Building, Seminar Room 10 12pm – 2pm

Two members of Lobak, grandchildren of those who suffered the bombing in 1937, will talk us through their aims and the screening of the documentary Gernika. Markak (2016).

Screening: Where do you draw the line? (Joseph Wordsworth, 2016) and Q&A with Joseph Wordsworth (director) and Mike Smith (producer)

Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 1 2pm – 4pm

In this documentary, Liverpool graduates investigate the impact of the oil industry in Ecuador. The director and producer will tell us how they went about making the documentary.

Sunday 4 November

Screening of A Cidade onde envelheço (Marília Rocha, 2016) — in Portuguese with English subtitles

FACT, 3.30pm – 5pm

‘A living painting of Brazil that almost literally drags the audience into the narrow streets of the Belo Horizonte’ — Cineuropa.

With actress Francisca Manuel in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets available from http://www.fact.co.uk