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Conference-Symposium "Reflecting Exile: The Approach to the Experience of the Republican Exile Through History, Art and Testimonies"
When:
20.11.2009 - 22.11.2009
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Conference-Symposium "Reflecting Exile: The Approach to the Experience of the Republican Exile Through History, Art and Testimonies"

 

 


20, 21 and 22 November 2009


This Conference-Symposium "Reflecting Exile: The Approach to the Experience of the Republican Exile Through History, Art and Testimonies" is part of a multidisciplinary approach and proposes a dialogue between the construction of scientific history, artistic expression derived from the suffering of exile and the memory(ies) associated with the testimonials of those involved. 

 

After nearly a year of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Republican exile, the Exile Memorial Museum proposes a lecture that, apart from being a tribute to the actors and the dissemination of knowledge of this historical episode, seeks to provide food for thought about what the phenomenon of exile means and, more specifically, on how it fits into the great Republican exodus in the history of the twentieth century.


On 20, 21 and 22 November, 2009 a symposium was held on "Reflecting Exile: The Approach to the Experience of the Republican Exile Through History, Art and Testimonies". Eighteen speakers participated in the symposium, all recognised experts on issues related to Republican exile and the treatment of exile as a global phenomenon characteristic of the twentieth century and our time.

 

From a multidisciplinary approach, we propose a dialogue between the construction of a rigorous scientific history and the study of artistic expression derived from the suffering of exile, and the processing of memory or the memories associated with the testimony of those involved. Ultimately, this emphasis on reflection means that the conference will bring together different points of view from spheres of knowledge such as history, art history, philosophy, political science, literary criticism and cultural studies.


The speakers were:

 Geneviève Dreyfus-Armand, Director of the International Contemporary Documentation Library (BDIC), Nanterre

Alicia Alted Vigil, Professor of Contemporary History, UNED

Francesc Vilanova, Professor of Contemporary History, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Director of the Historical Archives of the Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation

Martine Camiade, Professor, Doctor of History, Commissioner of the Euro-Region and Transboundary Pole Research Centre for Catalan Studies / University of Perpignan-Via Domitia

Enric Pujol, Doctor in History

Salomó Marquès, Professor of History of Education, University of Girona

Jordi Guixé, Doctor in Contemporary History and Head of Projects and Memory Space of the Democratic Memorial

Mercedes Yusta Rodrigo, Professor of History, Université Paris VIII-St. Denis

Eric Forcada, Journalist and cultural officer at the City of Perpignan

Gregory Tuban, Journalist and historian

Miquel Berga, Professor of English Literature, Pompeu Fabra University

Àngel Quintana, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Cinema, University of Girona

Mari Paz Balibrea, Professor of Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

Josep Vicent Garcia Raffi, Doctor of Philology

Fina Birulés, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Philosophy, University of Barcelona

Ana Maria Garcia, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Girona

Josefina Cuesta, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Salamanca

Vicenç Navarro, Professor of Economics, University of Barcelona, and Professor of Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University.