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Refugees and Exile: Commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the End of the Spanish Civil War

University of Leeds
Organization: University of Leeds
Categories: Lingustics, Women's Studies, 20th & 21st Century, Cultural Studies, History
Event Date: 2019-03-27 to 2019-03-28 Abstract Due: 2019-02-28

On 27 and 28 March 2019, the University of Leeds will host a conference on exile and repression in the twentieth century. The event is timed to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War and will have a specific focus on Spaniards in exile after the conflict. The final part of the first day of the conference will feature Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers working on Spanish exile after the civil war, while the second day will host prominent historians working on this topic. Professor Sir Paul Preston will be the keynote speaker on 28 March.

The conference also aims to consider exile and refugees in wider historical and contemporary perspectives. Accordingly, we are looking for abstract submissions from PGRs and ECRs working on the topics of exile and repression. Papers can focus on any aspect of refugees or exile, whether that be in an historical context or contemporary one, and in any geographical context.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

·         The experiences of refugees fleeing conflict and repression

·         How refugees adjusted to life in other countries

·         Government responses to refugee crises

·         Public perceptions and responses to refugee crises


Papers should be no more than twenty-five minutes. If you would like to be considered for participation, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biographical note to S.Ramsay@leeds.ac.uk before 28 February 2019.

There will be some travel and accommodation bursaries available for those whose abstracts are accepted.


Scott Ramsay