School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars

The Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars are a student-led initiative which offers postgraduate researchers a unique opportunity to present their findings on the exceptional diversity of research on modern Spanish history taking place in institutions across the country.

The Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars are a student-led initiative which offers postgraduate researchers in the United Kingdom a unique opportunity to present their findings to their peers, discuss their approaches and methods, and engage with the latest historiographical developments in the field. It welcomes participants at every stage of their doctoral studies with the ambition of highlighting the exceptional diversity of research on modern Spanish history taking place in institutions across the country. 

Although most participants are based in the United Kingdom, outside papers are welcomed from doctoral candidates studying in Spanish universities. 

Time and location

The sessions are held online using Zoom on Fridays at 16:00 (GMT) unless otherwise stated. 

The weekly hour and half sessions will begin with a 20-30-minute seminar paper by a participant or guest speaker, followed by moderated Q&As and an open discussion. Weekly speakers are invited to distribute any relevant primary or secondary materials to the group in advance of the seminar, be it an essay draft, a thesis chapter, or some of the archival materials they have consulted in the course of their research. Supervisors are also encouraged to join whenever possible. To attend please register on Eventbrite.

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For more information, contact seminar organisers Adrian Pole at Edinburgh University (adrian.pole@ed.ac.uk) or Henry Brown currently at University of Kent. 

Follow Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars on Twitter, @SpainSeminar, overseen by Josh Newmark (Leeds) the series' Social Media Administrator.

Events schedule

Semester 1 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic
Friday 15 Oct Sophie Turbutt (University of Leeds)

Constructing Anarchist Womanhood: La Revista Blanca, 1923-1936.

Friday 22 Oct Roseanna Webster (University of Cambridge)

Survey  Fever: How Catholic Groups Adopted Social Research Methods in Franco’s Spain.

Friday 29 Oct Rob Granger (University of Newcastle)

The Fading Dictator? The Role and Image of Franco, 1959-1975.

Friday 5 Nov Alicia Hernández Grande (Northwestern University)

Catalonia’s Stolpersteine: Historical Memory, the Holocaust, and the Cityscape

Friday 12 Nov

Alfonso Goizueta Alfaro (King’s College London)

Miguel Primo de Rivera y Urquijo: The Joseantonian Transition to Democracy (1964-1978)

Friday 19 Nov Samantha Nicole Edwards (University of Cambridge)

The Activist Press in the Spanish Civil War: A Case Study of Three Republican Newspapers in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Friday 26 Nov Andreas Jünger (LMU Munich)

Counter(agri)cultures and the Birth of Organic Farming in Twentieth-Century Andalusia

Friday 3 Dec Daniel Canales Ciudad (University of Zaragoza)

Voluntary Service in the Politicization of University Youth during Francoism: An Exploration Through Oral History

Friday 10 Dec Mark Lawrence (University of Kent)

Guest Lecture – TBA

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