Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Past events

Selected conferences, lectures, film screenings, exhibitions, and workshops 2017-2020.

The Cunninghame Graham Lecture  

The Cunninghame Graham Lecture was established in 1996 in honour of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham - aka ‘Don Roberto’ (London, 1852-Buenos Aires, 1936) - politician, estanciero, and writer, who travelled extensively in Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay and had very strong ties to Argentina.

Delivered annually, it is jointly organised by LLC and the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain with the aim of promoting Spanish language and culture in Scotland.

Past speakers have included scholars, film makers, politicians, journalists, novelists, and figures bridging the Hispanic world and Scotland, such as the architect Enric Miralles (1955-2000) who designed the Scottish Parliament building.

Photo of Laura Restrepo

Date: 10th November 2021

Venue: Online

Speaker(s): Laura Restrepo

Chair(s): Charlotte Gleghorn

Title: Cuando la investigación se vuelve ficción y viceversa

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Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival 

ESFF poster 2020

Dates: 6th - 25th October 2020

Venue: Online

Format: Film screenings, panel discussions and other events.

Among the 16 feature films and 11 short films were several works by women directors, a number of debuts, documentaries, screenings for children and young people, and classics. The programme also featured Cabezas parlantes - a series of monologues created by Nuria Benet during the COVID-19 lockdown - and discussions with industry experts including filmmakers Paula Ortiz, Juan J. Campanella, Polo Menárguez, and Camila Urrutia, and academics Professor Nuria Capdevila (University of Exeter) and Dr Santiago Bertrán (University of Oxford).

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