PhD Scholarship in Catalan Studies at TU Chemnitz

With the aim of promoting Catalan research at Chemnitz Iberian Studies, the Chair of Cultural and Social Change, in partnership with the Institut Ramon Llull, invites applications for a PhD Scholarship in Catalan Studies.

The scholarship starts on 15 April 2021 and is tenable for up to three years. With an allowance of 20,000 euros per year it covers living expenses in Chemnitz for the duration of the research and supports full dedication to the doctoral thesis.

Application Requirements:

  • Completion of a study programme which entitles the holder to take up a doctorate at the Faculty of Humanities of Chemnitz University of Technology (Master, Staatsexamen, Magister or equivalent) preferentially from a university outside the Catalan-speaking area.
  • Proficiency in Catalan and German.
  • The candidates should apply with a doctoral project in Catalan Studies, preferably in one of the main research areas of the Chair of Cultural and Social Change: Cultural Studies, Memory Studies, Migration, Social Movements, Democ-ratisation Processes, Nationalism, and Urban Studies.
  • The scholarship holder must submit the PhD thesis to the Faculty of Humanities of Technical University of Chemnitz.
  • The doctoral project should meet the criteria of scientific quality and should be completed within three years.

Application Deadline
20 March 2021

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Second ‘Polibéricos’ lecture (18 February 2021)

Second ‘Polibéricos’ lecture (18 February 2021)

The recently created ‘Cátedra de Estudos Ibéricos’ at Universidade de Évora, directed by Antonio Sáez Delgado, organizes in 2021 a series of nine online lectures by prominent voices in the field of Iberian Studies: Polibéricos – ciclo de conferências online. The invited speakers belong to different European and USA universities.

The second lecture will be presented by Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) on 18 February 2021 (18.00, Portuguese time), with the title Os proxectos iberistas do galeguismo e do catalanismo: Utopías e realidades.

It will be accessible via zoom through this link.

The full calendar of the lecture series is accesible at the website of Polibéricos.

More information on the Chair of Iberian Studies.
Antonio Sáez Delgado’s profile at the IStReS ‘Who is Who’.
Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas’s profile at the IStReS ‘Who is Who’.

Transcultural Spaces and Identities in Iberian Studies

Transcultural Spaces and Identities in Iberian Studies

Edited by Mark Gant and Susana Rocha Relvas

This volume brings together innovative research across the diverse field of Iberian Studies, including insights from economics, society, politics, literature, cinema and other art forms, either in a revisionist perspective or incorporating new data. Reflecting recent developments in the field, the subject matter extends beyond the boundaries of Spain and Portugal, as it also includes transnational and transatlantic interconnections with Europe, Africa and the Americas and its scope ranges from the nineteenth century to the effects of the Catalan independence crisis and Brexit. The 18 chapters here are authored by established academics and early career researchers from the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and the USA. The book will appeal to students, researchers and all who have a particular interest in deepening their understanding of the countries of the Iberian Peninsula.

The volume gathers selected texts presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS) held in Lisbon in September 2019, including those from invited keynote speakers.

More information…

Susana Rocha Relvas’s profile in the IStReS ‘Who is Who’

Seventh Pleibéricos Event (2 February, 7 pm CET)

Seventh Pleibéricos Event (2 February, 7 pm CET)

Pleibéricos begins the new year with a special session devoted to book series and journals specializing in Iberian Studies. In addition to presenting their series and journals, the invited speakers will also address the audience’s questions related to the publishing process. The session will be moderated by Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University) and H Rosi Song (Durham University) and will have following guest speakers:

Enric Bou, series editor ‘Biblioteca di Rassegna iberistica’ (Ca’ Foscari); Antonio Cortijo Ocaña (editor eHumanista, Journal of Iberian Studies); Bob Davidson, series co-editor ‘Toronto Iberic’ (University of Toronto Press); Elia Domingo Barberá, responsible for manuscripts’ contracts Tirant Humanidades (Tirant lo Blanch); Esther Gimeno Ugalde (co-editor, International Journal of Iberian Studies); Susan Larson, series co-editor ‘Hispanic Urban Studies’ (Palgrave); Ellen Mayock (co-editor, Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature & Film), Santiago Pérez Isasi (co-editor, International Journal of Iberian Studies) and Niamh Thornton, series co-editor ‘Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures’ (Liverpool University Press), Steven L. Torres (co-editor, Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature & Film).

The session will be streamed live on YouTube.

Polibéricos – Online Lecture Series on Iberian Studies

Polibéricos – Online Lecture Series on Iberian Studies

The recently created ‘Cátedra de Estudos Ibéricos’ at Universidade de Évora, directed by Antonio Sáez Delgado, organizes in 2021 a series of nine online lectures by prominent voices in the field of Iberian Studies: Polibéricos – ciclo de conferências online. The invited speakers belong to different European and USA universities.

The first lecture will be presented by Joan Ramon Resina (Stanford University) on 21 January 2021 (18.00, Portuguese time), with the title “Sueño y realidad de los Estudios Ibéricos”, and it will be accessible via zoom through this link.

Other speakers of the series include Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas, Brad Epps, Teresa Pinheiro, Fernando Cabo and Jon Kortazar, among others. The full calendar of the lecture series is accesible at the website of Polibéricos.

More information on the Chair of Iberian Studies.

Antonio Sáez Delgado’s profile at the IStReS ‘Who is Who

Joan Ramon Resina’s profile at the IStReS ‘Who is Who’

Sixth Pleibéricos Event (December 10, 7 pm CET)

Sixth Pleibéricos Event (December 10, 7 pm CET)

The sixth Pleibéricos event will take place on Thursday December 10 at 7pm (CET). This last session of 2020 will be devoted to new publications on Spanish cinema and will be moderated by Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University) and Esther Gimeno Ugalde (University of Vienna), with Barbara Zecchi (UMass Amherst), as guest moderator. Live event can be followed through the Pleibéricos’ Youtube channel.

The five books to be presented are:

Pleibéricos is an open and multilingual initiative created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic open to scholars and readers interested in knowing the latest books published in the field of Iberian studies (understood as widely as possible, but with special attention to Cultural studies) in any language.