Events

Forthcoming events

The ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014 will take place in Cambridge on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, so put the date in your diaries! Watch this space for more details about the programme and seminar topic.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Past events

21st Century Fiction from Latin America

Many thanks to everyone who joined us on 12th February for our one-day seminar discussing current trends in Latin American fiction and new research in the field. Topics included translating Latin American fiction, the contemporary Cuban novel, digital media and new literary genres, and alternative literary formats such as the graphic novel. There were discussions on collecting fiction from Latin America in UK libraries, and the landscape of the UK market for Latin American fiction. A full report by our very own Sonia Morcillo can be found on the ACLAIIR blog

ACLAIIR AGM and Annual Seminar 2013

ACLAIIR AGM Seminar 2013This year’s AGM and Seminar was hosted by the the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and took place in Senate House, University of London on Tuesday 18 June.The theme of the seminar was the supply of e-books from Spain, with presentations from Casalini, Iberoamericana and Digitalia, followed by discussion of the issues raised. Many thanks to everyone who came and made the day a success!
For those of you unable to attend, our speakers have kindly agreed to make their presentations available on the ACLAIIR website.

Ruth Dale (University of Nottingham) ‘Issues surrounding e-book acquisition’.

Richard Gibby (British Library), ‘Access to e-Books in UK deposit libraries’.

Click on the images below for links to the presentations from our vendors in PowerPoint format.

Helen Byrne and Luisa Gaggini present e-books from Casalini and their full-text platform Torrossa.

María Pizarro from Iberoamericana Verveurt speaks about their e-books and new platform, Ibero-Americana de Libros Académicos. Includes an interesting breakdown of the costs of producing e-books!

Digitalia

Lluís Claret of Digitalia gives us an overview of the different collections and acquisition models available.


 

Joint ACLAIIR-IGRS-IC seminar

Thursday 18th April 2013
21st Century Fiction from Spain

21c fictionThe programme for this exciting event has now been confirmed. A one-day seminar organised by ACLAIIR, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, and the Instituto Cervantes in London. Join us for an overview of recent trends in Spanish fiction, and find out about current research in the field. There will also be discussions on collecting fiction from Spain in UK libraries, and the landscape of the UK market for Spanish fiction.

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ACLAIIR Seminar & AGM 2012

The 2012 AGM was held in Oxford on Friday 29th June 2012.  We were very pleased to welcome the following speakers who took part in our seminar, Digital Resources in Hispanic Studies.

Stephen Parkinson (Oxford University) – The Oxford Cantigas de Santa Maria Database.

Joan Ramon Veny, Jordi Malé (Universitat de Lleida) – Corpus literari digital (en español)

Sonia Morcillo, Alison Sinclair (Cambridge University) – Wrongdoing in Spain, 1800-1936

Many thanks to all those who attended a very successful day.


Jornadas ACLAIIR/REDIAL : ACLAIIR AGM and Seminar 2011

The 2011 meeting of the Hispanic Studies library group, ACLAIIR, was a joint event with the continental European association REDIAL (Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina).  It was held at the British Library at St Pancras and also at the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London on Monday and Tuesday 20-21 June.

The first day included presentations of research projects on Latin America by leading UK academics and also introductions to two major commercial projects of interest to Latin Americanists.  The full programme is available here. Information on the academic speakers’ profiles and research projects can be found below.

Claire Taylor (University of Liverpool)

Latin American Cyberculture                                                                                                     Latin American net.art

Matthew Brown (University of Bristol)

British, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and other European Adventurers in Gran Colombia (modern day Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela) during and after the Wars of Independence (c.1810-c.1890)

Aquiles Alencar Brayner (British Library)

Endangered archives

Stephen Hart (University College London)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Latin American visual culture

John Perivolaris

Retratos de Independencia: Bicentennial Portraits of Latin American Women in England