1 – 3 September 2021
Open to all

This year, the 42nd Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS) conference is hosted by the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. It remains as a three-day event, and as customary, will comprise a selection of panels and keynote addresses. For the first time in the ACIS conference’s history, this year’s event will take place entirely online via Zoom to ensure safety and ease of participation for all delegates and speakers. The conference is open to all and for the first time is free of charge to register.

The Association holds an international, multidisciplinary conference in early September every year. The conference circulates between host universities in Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom and papers and panels focus on nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century socio-cultural, economic, and political issues with a particular focus on the Iberian Peninsula and its relations with the wider Lusophone and Hispanic worlds. The atmosphere is a positive and supportive one and established academics, early career academics and postgraduates are all equally welcome.

Further information about the Association may be found on ACIS website.

This year’s thematic areas for papers and panels are Iberia: Memory, Transitions and the Transnational.

Keynote speakers
•    Dra. Teresa Abelló and Dra. M. Lourdes Prades (University of Barcelona)
•    Professor Parvati Nair (Queen Mary, University of London)
•    Professor António Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon)

Host organisers
•    Dr Siân Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and Programme Director for Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University)
•    Eleri Davies, Events & Internal Communications Officer (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University)
•    Supported by postgraduate students Rachel Beaney and Joe Healey (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University).

Programme convenor
•    Dr Susana Rocha Relvas (Universidade Católica Portuguesa).


This year’s conference is free of charge to attend. Please ensure you register to attend so you may receive all relevant information, joining instructions and links in due course. Please copy the following link into your browser to register: https://bit.ly/3zSJeJt.