World Talk Lecture Series: What’s Going on in Catalonia and Spain?
15/11/2017, 17:00 - 19:00
Delivered by experts from Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages, the World Talk Lecture Series is a new series of talks on topics of current interest in various countries around the world. All are welcome but maybe of particular interest to AS and A Level students to stimulate interest in, and gain a better understanding of, current political, social and cultural developments in foreign countries, the talks will be approximately 45 minutes in length and be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
In the post Spanish Civil War era, Spain’s problem with regional nationalism seemed dominated by the Basques. Yet, as recent events show, Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is now at the centre of the biggest issue facing the Spanish government. The possibility of an independent Catalonia has grabbed the world’s attention. This talk will provide an accessible introduction to Spain’s Catalan question.
Dr Andrew Dowling (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University) is a specialist on modern and contemporary Catalonia and is the author of The Rise of Catalan Independence: Spain’s Territorial Crisis published by Routledge in December 2017. He has previously written Reconstructing the Nation: Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War (Sussex Academic Press, 2002), as well as numerous academic articles.
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