AGM & Seminar 2016 notes now on the Events page

One of 14 bronze book bollards in front of Cambridge University Library, England (UK). "Ex libris", designed by Harry Gray (Carving Workshop, Cambridge)

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If you missed the ACLAIIR Seminar in Cambridge this summer then take a look at our Events page where you can find links to the projects which were presented. Many thanks to all our speakers and attendees!

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Register now for the 2016 ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar!

Cambridge-University-Library_editedWe are delighted to announce that this year’s AGM & Seminar will take place on Monday 27th June at Cambridge University Library. The theme of the seminar is Digital Humanities in Hispanic Studies, and we have an excellent line-up of speakers presenting some fascinating digital projects.

Digital Scholarship in Iberian & Latin American studies : an introduction
Aquiles Alencar Brayner (British Library)

From Spreadsheet to Fusion Table: Mapping Anglo-Hispanic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century
Kirsty Hooper (University of Warwick)

An overview of materials and issues in creating the Cantos Cautivos archive of musical experiences of political detention in Pinochet’s Chile
Katia Chornik (University of Manchester)

The Quipu Project
Ewan Cass-Kavanagh

An Electronic corpus of 15th century Castilian Cancionero manuscripts
Dorothy Severin and Fiona Maguire (University of Liverpool)

We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable day. As usual, students are welcome to attend the seminar free of charge (booking required).

To reserve your place, please fill in and return the booking form by Friday 10th June.

AGM 2016 programme and booking form

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Save the date! ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2016 **UPDATE**

ACLAIIR logoPlease note the change of date for the ACLAIIR AGM! Due to clashes with other events, the AGM & Seminar will now be held on Monday 27th June in Cambridge. The theme will be Digital Humanities – details tbc, so watch this space.

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Conference update

This year’s AGM & Seminar took place on Monday 22nd June at the British Library. Many thanks to everyone who joined us for an overview of Portuguese and Lusophone studies and find out about current research in the field.

We were delighted to welcome Prof. Phillip Rothwell (Oxford), Dr. Vivien Kogut Lessa-de-Sá (Cambridge) and Prof. Hilary Owen (Manchester) to the seminar. There was also a library panel discussion and a presentation from Casalini Libri on acquiring books from Portugal and Africa in UK libraries.

ACLAIIR members also attended the recent WESLINE conference, held at the British Library on Monday 7 September. Take a look at the WESLINE site for more information about the programme.

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ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2015 – Portugal and Lusophone Africa: research trends and resources

This year’s AGM & Seminar will take place on Monday 22nd June at the British Library. Join us for an overview of Portuguese and Lusophone studies and find out about current research in the field.

We’re delighted to welcome Prof. Phillip Rothwell (Oxford), Dr. Vivien Kogut Lessa-de-Sá (Cambridge) and Prof. Hilary Owen (Manchester) to the seminar. There will also be a library panel discussion and a presentation from Casalini Libri on acquiring books from Portugal and Africa in UK libraries.

We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable day. As usual, students are welcome to attend the seminar free of charge (booking required).

Please find the full programme and booking form below.

AGM 2015 programme and booking form

Please return the form by 15 June to secure your place!

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ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2015 : research trends & resources from Portugal & Lusophone Africa

This year’s AGM & Seminar will take place on Monday 22nd June at the British Library. Join us for an overview of Portuguese and Lusophone studies, and find out about current research in the field. There will also be discussions on acquiring books from Portugal and Africa in UK libraries.

The full programme and registration details will be available shortly.

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Event: Barcelona Kaleidoscope. Visual arts, literature, theatre and cinema in the Catalan capital

British Library Conference Centre 

Friday 27 February, 17:00-20:00

Stained glass window

Barcelona Kaleidoscope opens a window on to Barcelona as a world city of culture.  Three speakers will present views of the city’s rich cultural landscape, its visual and performing arts, cinema and the history that has shaped it.

Maria M. Delgado is Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary University of London and has published widely in the areas of Catalan theatre and film.  Andrew Dempsey is an independent curator.  He was formerly responsible for exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery where he initiated and organised the seminal ‘Homage to Barcelona’ exhibition in 1986. Josep-Anton Fernàndez is Professor agregat of Catalan Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona), and specialises in 20th-century Catalan literature and culture. Helena Buffery (Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork) will chair the seminar, which will conclude with a round-table discussion. Dr Buffery is an expert on Hispanic theatre and performance, translation studies and Catalan studies.

Organized by ACLAIIR and the Institut Ramon Llull in collaboration with the British Library.

Barcelona Kaleidoscope Full Programme

This event is free of charge, but places are limited so booking is advised.  If you would like to attend, please contact Geoff West, European Studies, the British Library: geoff.west@bl.uk

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