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

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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:

Posted in Arts, Catalan, Culture, Events, Literature, Theatre

ACLAIIR project update

flim studies shelving 2The ACLAIIR Directory of Latin American and Iberian Audiovisual Collections in the UK has just been updated. If you haven’t seen this resource before, take a look at our Projects page.

The Directory was originally  conceived to bring to light and publicise audiovisual resources currently available in the United  Kingdom for the study and research of Latin America and Iberia.

The Directory includes entries to 24 organizations and academic institutions with audiovisual  holdings relating to these regions. Although  not comprehensive, the listings provide an indication of the variety and breadth of these resources within the country. The directory will be updated on an annual basis to ensure that information is kept up-to-date.

Each entry in the directory contains a brief description of the nature and scope of the collections,  information  about  access,  and  a  contact  name  and  email  address. Amongst the holdings represented are feature films, documentaries, music and radio broadcasts  in  a  variety of  formats.  The  vast  majority of  the  collections  can  be accessed online via the institution’s or  organisation’s  library catalogues. In most cases, material can be consulted on-site, but you are advised to call before visiting to avoid disappointment.

We hope that you will find the Directory useful and we thank all organisations and institutions which have provided information to make it possible. If your organisation is not included and you have a relevant collection, please get in touch!

Many thanks to Sonia Morcillo-García for keeping the Directory up to date.

Posted in Audiovisual material, Resources

ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014 : the report

Martin Eve addresses the audience at the ACLAIIR Seminar on Open Access.

Martin Eve addresses the audience at the ACLAIIR Seminar on Open Access.

Many thanks to everyone who attended our AGM & Seminar 2014 in Cambridge. A full report of the day is now available on the ACLAIIR blog.



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ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014 – OPEN ACCESS: The future of academic publication?

AGM 2014 wordle picJoin us in Cambridge for the ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014, the topic of which is Open Access. We are pleased to welcome speakers from a variety of areas to give their perspectives on OA and its impact on the world of research, teaching and publishing.

Speakers: Ellen Collins (OAPEN UK); Daniel Pearce (CUP); Dr. Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers); Dr. Martin Eve (University of Lincoln); Dr. Ernesto Priego (City University, London); Dr. Jenny Bunn (University College, London)

Open Access is curently a hot topic across the globe due to its wide-ranging effects. Many policies and practices are in a state of rapid change, so we hope you will join us to keep up to date with this important subject and contribute to the debate.

The full programme including speaker profiles and registration form are available on our Events page. Please register by Monday 9 June to secure your place!

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!

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21st Century Fiction from Latin America: the report

Lat Am wordle jpgMany thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our successful seminar on 12th February. ACLAIIR’s Sonia Morcillo has written a report of the day which can be found on our blog. Vincent Nadeau has also written a short piece about the day on the Ventana Latina website. All the feedback we’ve received about the seminar has been very positive, and we’re glad that you all enjoyed it so much. Suggestions for future seminar days are more than welcome!

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