• MEDIATING THE CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT - 12-13 September, 2018 Room 243 Senate House University of London, Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HU   The ongoing conflict of Catalonia’s movement for independence from Spain has in the last few years captured the imagination of populations in the Spanish state and global audiences alike, polarizing opinion, eliciting passionate […]
  • TRANSATLANTIC SPAIN: THE AFRO-HISPANIC EXPERIENCE OF SLAVERY AND FREEDOM (15TH-19TH CENTURIES) - FRIDAY 6TH JULY 2018, 2:30PM- 6:15PM   Room B04, Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD                              Free entry, but booking here is necessary.                                                             This international workshop aims to contribute to the visibilization of enslaved and free peoples of Afro-Hispanic descent, by exploring their […]
  • NEW PUBLICATION - Articles by CILAVS’ members Carmen Fracchia and Luis Trindade are included in the just published volume Postcolonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic edited by Jerome C. Branche. See Table of Contents  
  • Crafting Resistance: The art of Chilean political prisoners - CraftingResistance_UEL final An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London and CILAVS member & Gloria Miqueles, Chilean Ex-political prisoner. Project funded by Birkbeck ISSF WellcomeTrust Hosted by University of East London -Archive         Opening event: 26thJanuary 2018, 14:00 –18:30 ‘Refugees and exiles: Resistance, well-being & […]
  • ES LO QUE HAY [THAT’S THE WAY THINGS ARE] a discussion of the photobook by Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein - Chilean photographer Luis Weinstein presents the work of his photobook Es lo que hay [That’s the way things are], documenting everyday life in Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session between the author and Carlos Reyes Manzo. All welcome but booking  […]
  • Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City - Starts 05 July 2017 – 14:15 Finishes 05 July 2017 – 19:30 Venue Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square Booking details Free entry; booking required This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists working across the boundaries of the humanities and the social […]
  • Public Tears and Secrets of the Heart: Political Emotions in a State of Crisis - L. Elena Delgado (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Wednesday 11 May 2016, 6.00pm, Room 112, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD In a society of hyper-communication, compulsive transparency and prescribed positivity, who can make claims, express political grievances and “speak from the heart” in the public sphere? […]
  • Memory as Montage: The Visual Archive of the Spanish Civil War - Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) Tuesday 9 February 2016, 6.00pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD Images were central to the story of the Spanish Civil War and continue to be central in its memory today. After all, the war in Spain was the first […]
  • Roundtable: Landscapes of abandonment - 6 April, 2017, 6-8:30pm After an introduction by Luciana Martins (Birkbeck), there will be short presentations by Jordan Goodman (UCL), Leslie Wylie (Leicester), and Ignacio Acosta (Brighton) followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception, including a private view of the exhibition at the Peltz Gallery. This roundtable is […]
  • Screening: 327 cuadernos: Los diarios de Ricardo Piglia/ 327 Notebooks - written and directed by Andrés di Tella (2015) 24 March, 2017, 6-8:30pm The filmmaker will be in conversation with John Kraniauskas (Birkbeck) following the screening. This is the Opening Night of the Essay Film Festival 2017: A Critical Eye For Critical Times Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Cinema 1, The Mall, […]
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