Cultural representations seminar and trip to Providence

Dr. Margarita Márquez and Regina Martínez Idarreta exposed their papers last thursday, during the third seminar of the AE research group chaired by Professor Eva Botella Ordinas, AE´s coordinator. Regina Martínez Idarreta made an exposition on her researchs about the use of language in the Basque politics. After the presentations there were two interesting debates about the papers.

On the other hand, Prof. Marquez made an original presentation of her work about the feelings towards Spain and independence in Puerto Rico, which finished with an Habanera compained by images of 1898’s war.

On friday, all the group went to Providence to visit The John Carter Brown Library, where we were welcame by the library’s director, Edward Widmer. He showed us all the place and explained us how they work. He even ask the group to make any kind of suggestions, as researchers, in order to improve the library’s services.

About atlanticempires

ATLANTIC EMPIRES (Æ) is the short name of a group of advanced research in Modern History hosted and financed by Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (RCC). The complete name of the group is From Empire to Nation: The Making of Modern Nations in the Crisis of the Atlantic Empires (17th-20th Centuries), which constitutes also the field of its research. The group will be working at Real Colegio Complutense from July 1 thru August 31, 2010. Throughout this period, Æ will develop its research project and present its first findings and results in a set of seminars and panels, some of them with the contribution of other specialists and groups of research. Also, Æ will host three extraordinary conferences at RCC, given by Prof. J. Varela Ortega (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Fundación Ortega y Gasset, Madrid), Prof. David Armitage (Harvard University), and Prof. Stanley Payne (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Æ benefits from the financial support of Banco Santander. Æ is composed by eleven researchers: Juan Francisco Fuentes (director), Eva Botella (coordinator), Octavio Ruiz-Manjón, Josep Maria Fradera, Javier Fernández Sebastián, José Antonio Sánchez Román, María Antonia Fernández, Margarita Márquez, Antonio Terrasa, Florentino Rodao and Regina Martínez (grant holder and responsible of the blog).
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