On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of the magazine Spagna contemporanea, the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid, in collaboration with the Istituto di Studi Storici G. Salvemini in Turin and the Viella publishing house in Rome presents the event ‘La Spagna dall’Italia: la storia, oltre le immagini e gli stereotipi’ (Spain from Italy: The History, Beyond Images and Stereotypes).
The meeting, which will take place on 30 March, will be opened with a brief greeting from the Institute’s director, Marialuisa Pappalardo.
Speakers: Alfonso Botti (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Director of Spagna Contemporanea), Javier Muñoz Soro (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Giulia Quaggio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Laura Branciforte (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Rubén Domínguez Méndez (researcher and collaborator of the Instituto Universitario de Historia Simancas, Universidad de Valladolid).
‘Spagna contemporanea’, under the direction of Alfonso Botti, was founded in 1992 on the joint initiative of a group of scholars of 19th and 20th century Spanish history and culture and the Istituto di studi storici Gaetano Salvemini of Turin. ‘Spagna contemporanea’ is a bridge-magazine that stimulates interest and finds writers from various academic, disciplinary and geographical contexts. First and foremost, of course, in the field of Hispanic research, which in Italy has never managed to move beyond the fragmentary nature of its valuable contributions.
From this point on, the journal has positioned itself, quite naturally, as a centre of inspiration and coordination and a possible landing place for those in the field of Italian contemporary studies who look at Spain as an object of historiographic research.
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