Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Wound That Will Not Heal.

         The Spanish Civil War is a subject most people know something about, but nobody knows everything about, it is also a subject we should all know more about, and a subject that we should never forget. For that reason I thought this would be of interest to a considerable group how read this blog.
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Dear Colleagues,
I hope this event will be of interest to some of you.
Best wishes,

Spain's Civil War 80 years later: The wound that will not heal?

an IAMCR 2016 pre-conference 
Canterbury Christ Church University
18-19 July 2016

       The Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK) invites submissions for this IAMCR pre-conference, which will mark the eightieth anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
     During this two-day conference, we will examine the intersections between memory, truth, justice, ideology, the state and conceptions of the future, considering the role of the media, notions of collective identity and the place of new generations in relation to the continuing struggle over public memory in Spain.
      In addition, we are delighted to host a participatory workshop, co-sponsored by the IAMCR Emerging Scholars Network, which will focus on the methodological opportunities and challenges of conducting research into Memory.
     We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit proposals on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- The significance of the conflict in contemporary Spain
- National, regional and local memories of the conflict
- Ideology and the state
- Representations of the conflict in the news, film and television
- Spain’s memory movement
- Memory, truth and justice
- Memory and the future
- Methodological opportunities and challenges IN researching memory
- Postmemory and new generations

    Please submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word biography at by 12 February 2016. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and decisions will be communicated by 28 February. We expect to facilitate the publication of the conference papers as either a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal or as an edited book.

       Pre-Conferences; Spain’s Civil War 80 Years Later: The Wound That Will Not Heal? Spain’s Civil War 80 Years Later: The Wound That Will Not Heal?
      For any questions about the event, please email Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido at

Best wishes,

Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication
School Coordinator of International Chair,
Convenor, Canterbury Media Discourse Group  
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    This is a blog that anyone who wants to know about the Spanish Civil War should visit. Its title is very significant: All Faces. In it, we can find plenty of written and graphic information. Of course it is not written in English, but the eloquence of the images coupled with the help of Google translator can approach the reader to the historical reality of this horrible episode.

    We will never forget. We will never forgive. Death to fascism!

  2. Thanks for the link, I'm sure it will be of interest to all of those who read this blog. The wide we spread the truth, the sooner we will make that real change to the way we live.