Michaelmas Term 2016

  • 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

  • Interdisciplinary Dialogue Series: Jointly organized by the Latin American History Seminar and the Spanish Sub-Faculty: At the Threshold Between Slavery and Freedom: A Slave’s Predicament (Juan Francisco Manzano and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea). Gerard Aching, University of Cornell. 14 June 2016.
  • Latin American History Lecture, jointly organized by the Global History Centre, the Rothermere American Institute and the Latin American Centre. The New World: Eurocentric Label or Valid Historical Category? Jose Moya, University of Columbia. 9 June 2016.
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Elisabeth Bolorinos (Trinity College, University of Oxford), 'La traza mora y judía de España:’ Urban spaces, hybrid identities, and the medieval Iberian past in narratives of the colonial campaigns in Morocco’. 31 May 2016.
  • Latin American History Seminar: The Spanish Monarchy and the Sons of Noah: The Bible and the Early-Modern Global History of Race and Purity of Blood. Jorge Cañizares, University of Texas, Austin. 24 May 2016.
  • Model Transitions? Rethinking the “success story” of Southern European democratization. Speakers included: Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield), Charles Powell (Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid) Julio Crespo MacLennan (Cervantes Institute, London), Antonio Costa Pinto (ICS, Lisbon), Tom Buchanan (Kellogg), and Othon Anastasakis (St. Antony’s). Organizer: Maria Elena Cavallaro, 2015 – 2016 Santander Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s. European Studies Centre. 18 May 2016.
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Eduardo Tasis Moratinos (University of Central Lancashire), ‘Microrrelato: una hipótesis sobre su éxito actual’. 17 May 2016.
  • Intellectuals and the Limits of the Neoliberal State in Globalisation (Migration, Terrorism, Populism). Convenor: Joseba Gabilondo, Basque Visiting Fellow 2015–2016. European Studies Centre, 10 May 2016.
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Tomás Albaladejo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), ‘Retórica, oratoria y literatura en la Edad de Oro española: discursos reales, discursos ficcionales’. 26 April 2016.


Hilary Term 2015

  • Latin American History Seminar: ‘Migrants, Monuments, and the Emergence of a Hispanic History of the United States, 1900–1940’. Carrie Gibson. Latin American Centre, jointly organized with the Rothermere American Institute. 3 March 2016.
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Jonathan Bradbury, ‘An Experiment in Culteranismo, an Exercise in Regret: Manuel de Faria e Sousa’s ‘No ha visto copia igual, dulce de amores’ (1621).’ 1 March 2016.
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Tyler Fisher (UCL) and María Ruiz Ortiz (Universidad de Córdoba) ‘Concepts of Attention Span in Golden Age Spain and Some Literary Implications’. 23 February 2016
  • Madariaga Series: Latin America and Europe: Hopes and Challenges for a Common Future. Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary General. 22 February 2016.!rebeca-grynspan/olme3
  • Oxford Spanish Pla: Luces de bohemia [Bohemian Lights] play-reading. With an introduction by Dr. Laura Lonsdale. 15 February 2016.
  • Visiting Academics’ Seminar at the European Studies Centre. Socialists in the Iberian Transitions to Democracy: Clues of an Unexpected Success Story. Maria Elena Cavallaro, 2015 – 2016 Santander Visiting Fellow. 9 February 2016.
  • Madariaga Series: Shall We Dance? A Time for Pacts in Spanish Politics. Raphael Minder, International New York Times correspondent to Spain and Portugal. 4 February 2016.!raphael-minder/vt1h2
  • Oxford Spanish Play: El juez de los divorcios [The Divorce Court Judge] play-reading to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death. 3 February 2016 at the Taylor Institution.
  • Madariaga Series: Two laboratory experiments on trust and institutions – inspired in Spain. Antonio Cabrales, professor of Economics at UCL. 11 February 2016.!antonio-cabrales/rzfx2
  • Cervantes-Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Symposium, 28–29 January 2016:
  • Sub-Faculty of Spanish, Research Seminar: Paloma García-Bellido (St Cross College, Oxford), ‘Exploring the neuro-genetic basis of language in Spanish’. 19 January 2016.
  • A Memorial Seminar in Honour of Sir Raymond Carr. Speakers included: Malcolm Deas, María Jesús González, Juan Pablo Fusi, Sebastian Balfour. St Antony’s College, 27 November 2015.
  • IV Foro Cervantes: Javier Cercas. The Taylor Institution, 20 May 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, 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 President of the Real Academia Española, Prof. José Manuel Blecua, and the Academicians, 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.ñola-en-su-300-aniversario  11 November 2013.
  • 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.
  • Celebrating Ramon Llull in Oxford. Ramon Llull’s life and work 700 years after his death. Colloquium coorganized by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar (MIMSS). 25 November 2016