Events

Events

Recent:

Trinity Term 2017

  • Politics Research Colloquium, Marc Debus (University of Mannheim), ‘Economic hardship and policy emphases in election campaigns: Evidence from nine European countries’, Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building.
  • Galician Contemporary Opera Premiere O Arame ('The Tightrope'), by Galician composer Juan Durán and the well-known Galician dramatist and actor Manuel Lourenzo, is a one-act opera sung in Galician (with English surtitles projected on the wall). Jointly organised by The John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies of the University of Oxford and XOGA (Galician Youth Opera), The Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford, 10 June 2017. 
  • Latin American History Seminar: Mark Petersen, (University of Dallas), Cultural pan-Americanism and negotiated hegemony​ in early twentieth-century inter-American relations, 8 June 2017,  LAC Seminar Room.
  • International Migration Institute Seminar Series: María Gutiérrez Portilla (University of Cantabria, IMI Visiting Fellow), What drives migration outflows of foreign populations from Spain? Evidence from the Great Recession, 7 June 2017, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House. 
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Rebecca Beattie (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford), On the road to modernity: The emergence of intra-subjectivity in the earlier works of Baltasar Gracián, 6 June 2017, Taylor Institution.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Rebecca Beattie (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford), On the road to modernity: The emergence of intra-subjectivity in the earlier works of Baltasar Gracián, 6 June 2017, Taylor Institution.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Annabel Rowntree (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford), Philip III, privanza and the comedia in the first years of the seventeenth century. 6 June 2017, Taylor Institution.
  • Early Modern Catholicism Seminar: Harald Braun (University of Liverpool), Fear, massacre and pre-emptive strike in the early modern Iberian world. 6 June 2017, Wolfson College, Seminar Room 3.
  • Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West: Antonio Almagro Gorbea (Granada, CSIC), New (graphic) documents for the study of Almoravid and Almohad architecture. 6 June 2017, 3 St John St., KRC Lecture Room.
  • Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources Seminar 2017, Translation Studies Seminar, 5 June 2017, Weston Library. Speakers include Jennifer Arnold (Birmingham University), Tom Boll (UEA) and Richard Mansell (Exeter University). The event ended with a translation ‘slam’, moderated by Peter Bush. Literary translators Rosalind Harvey and Sophie Hughes each argued for their versions of a chosen extract from Mónica Ojeda’s Nefando (Candaya, 2016).
  • Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar (MIMSS), Colloquium on Hispanic Texts and Manuscripts. 2 June 2017, Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen College. Speakers include:
    • Barry Taylor (The British Library), Manuscript annotations in printed Refraneros.
    • Nuria Aranda García (Universidad de Zaragoza), Los 'Siete sabios de Roma', ¿de Hurus a Cromberger?
    • Thomas Earle (Oxford), Steps towards a new edition of Rui de Pina, 'Crónica de D. Afonso V'
    • David Hook (Oxford), MIMSS Manuscript Movements Reports: An Update
  • Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West: Chloe Duckworth (Newcastle University), Glassmaking in Umayyad and post-Umayyad al-Andalus​30 May 2017, 3 St John St., KRC Lecture Room.
  • Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West: María Teresa Casal García (Madrid, CSIC), Life beyond the medina of Cordoba: districts (rabad) and cemeteries (maqābir)30 May 2017, 3 St John St., KRC Lecture Room.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Diana Cullell Teixidor (University of Liverpool), Luis García Montero’s poetry: literature with a purpose, or the destabilization of a carefully orchestrated plan? 30 May 2017, Taylor Institution.
  • Santander Conference, César Colino (Santander Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College) co-sponsored with the European Studies Centre, Gwilym Centre for Public Policy, Nuffield College, the Centre for Constitutional Change, the Forum of Federations and the Elcano Institute, Madrid, Responses to secessionism in advanced democracies: accommodation instruments, institutional design and the politics of federal reforms 25-26 May 2017, ESC. Participants include: Alain Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal), Arthur Benz (TU Darmstadt), François Rocher (University of Ottawa), Nicola McEwen (University of Edinburgh), Iain McLean (Nuffield College), Matt Qvortrup (University of Coventry), Jason Sorens (Darsmouth College, USA), James Ker-Lindsay (LSE), Karlo Basta (Memorial University of Newfoundland). 
  • Centre for the History of Childhood Seminar: Peter Anderson (Leeds University), Child removal in early twentieth century Spain. 24 May 2017, Magdalen College, Daubeny Laboratory.
  • Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West: Jonathan Bloom (Boston College), Writing a new history of Western Islamic architecture. 23 May 2017, 3 St John St., KRC Lecture Room.
  • Latin American History Seminar: Geneviève Verdo (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne),  How to get rid of one's capital? Ties and relationships between the provinces of the Rio de la Plata and Buenos Aires (1810-1826). 18 May 2017, LAC Seminar Room. 
  • Latin American History Seminar: Anthony MacFarlane (University of Warwick), From federalism to centralism: Political projects in New Granada, 1809-182118 May 2017, LAC Seminar Room. 
  • Khalili Research Centre Seminars. The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West: Tom Nickson (London, Courtauld Institute), Light and lighting in al-Andalus16 May 2017, 3 St John St., KRC Lecture Room.
  • European Studies Centre (ESC) Santander Roundtable Series on "Spanish democracy at forty": César Colino (Santander Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College) with the support of Agenda Pública and The Madariaga Series, What is happening in Catalonia? Is Spain Doomed? 9 May 2017, ESC. With Montserrat Guibernau (University of Cambridge), Thomas Jeffrey Miley (University of Cambridge), Ignacio Molina (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Andrew Dowling (Cardiff University) and Sergi Pardo (Merton College).
  • Medieval History Seminar: Robin Whelan (University of Oxford), Ethnicity, Christianity, and groups: Rethinking homoian Christianity in Ostrogothic Italy and Visigothic Spain. 8 May 2017, All Souls.
  • Students' Spanish Society with the support of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom, Gemma Contreras (Valencian Insitute of Restoration and Conservation),  The restoration of Sorolla’s sketches of “Visiones de España”. 8 May 2017, Corpus Christi.
  • Oxford University Archaeological Society Seminar: John Collis (University of Sheffield), The Origin (or not) of the Celts, from southern Germany to Iberia, 8 May 2017, Rewley House.
  • Session of Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar (MIMSS): Amaia Arizaleta (Université de Toulouse-Jean Jaurès), Communities of learning and Clerical literature in Castile (c. 1200)
. 5 May 2017
, Oscar Wilde Room, Magdalen College.
  • The Madariaga Series: Jaime Mayor Oreja, On peace processes: Spain, Colombia and beyond. 5 May 2017, Magdalen College.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Edwin Williamson (University of Oxford), Borges and the Muse (with some thoughts on literary biography). 2 May 2017, The FitzHugh Auditorium, Exeter College.
  • European Studies Centre (ESC) Santander Roundtable Series on "Spanish democracy at forty": César Colino (Santander Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College) with the support of Agenda Pública and The Madariaga Series, Whither the Left in Spain. 2 May 2017, ESC.
    •  Panel 1: The predicaments of the Socialist Party and the future of social democracy in Spain and Europe with Josep Borrell (Complutense University), Paul Kennedy (University of Bath), Jonathan Hopkin (LSE), Patrick Diamond (Queen Mary University, London), Paola Mattei (St Antony’s College).
    • Panel 2:  Podemos: Theory and praxis of populist politics in Spain and in comparative perspective with Richard Gillespie (University of Liverpool), Luis Ramiro (University of Leicester), Pau Mari-Klose (University of Zaragoza), Othon Anastasakis and Lamprini Rori (St Antony’s College)
  • Romance Linguistics Seminar: Tadej Pahor (University of Oxford), The semantics of pre- and post-nominal adjectives in Romance: a diachronic study. 27 April 2017, 47 Wellington Square.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Emilio Martínez Mata (Universidad de Oviedo), El Quijote en el nacimiento de la novela moderna: la interpretación satírica. 25 April 2017, Taylor Institution.

 

Hilary Term 2017

 

Michaelmas Term 2016

  • Department of Politics and International Relations, Politics Research Colloquium: Alexander Kuo (University of Oxford), Voting for new parties during economic crises: Evidence from Spain's Podemos. 28 November 2016, Manor Road Building.
  • Graduate Students' Madariaga Series: Impact of climate change policies on the European energy industry. Juan Alario, former Director at the European Investment Bank. 24 November 2016. 
  • NowNow Theatre presents the English-language world premiere of Tirso de Molina’s Jealous of Herself in association with the ETC. 22-26 November 2016, O'Reilly Theatre.
  • South Asian Political Thought Discussion Group: Amina Yaqin (SOAS), Bridge-building or Muslim separatism: The cultural contexts of Muhammad Iqbal’s Masjid-e Qurtaba (The mosque of Cordoba) and Al-Andalus. 14 Nov. 2016, Manor Road Building.
  • Graduate Students' Madariaga Series: UK and Spain: Building a bilateral relationship for post-Brexit Europe. Simon Manley, UK Ambassador to Spain. 2 November 2016.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Rocío Díaz Bravo (University College London), ‘La mímesis de la lengua hablada en el Retrato de la Loçana andaluza.’ 31 October 2016, Main Hall, Taylor Institution.
  • Sub-faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Colin Thompson (University of Oxford), ‘Philosophy in the guise of scatology: what happened when Alexander met Diogenes, according to Quevedo’s romance En el retrete del mosto.’ 11 October 2016, Room 2, Taylor Institution.

 

Trinity Term 2016

 

Hilary Term 2015

 

Earlier events:

  • Visit of Queen Sofía of Spain to Exeter College to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of its foundation (29 April 2014). Colloquium in Her Majesty’s honour at the Taylor Institution, Oxford: ‘Celebrating Research and Teaching in Spanish Studies at Exeter College and the University of Oxford’, which was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
  • Seminar at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, on the history and current projects of the Real Academia Española/Royal Spanish Academy to mark the 300th Anniversary of its foundation. The event was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford and Prof. Shearer West, Head of Humanities. Speakers included the Director of the Real Academia Española, Prof. José Manuel Blecua, and Fellows, Profs. Inés Fernández Ordóñez and José Antonio Pascual. The Ambassador of Spain opened an exhibition of historic publications of the RAE held in Oxford libraries, curated by Dr J.C. Conde. 11 November 2013, Main Theatre, Taylor Institution.
  • Annual Conference of the Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Oxford, 25-27 March 2013, including a colloquium of British cervantistas to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s Exemplary Novels. 
  • Ramon Llull Institute and the Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar (MIMSS): Celebrating Ramon Llull in Oxford. Ramon Llull’s life and work 700 years after his death. 25 November 2016