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July 2017

Half-day conference: Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City

5 July 2017 This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists working across the boundaries of the humanities and the social sciences exploring the cultural aspects of urban life and the importance of culture nowadays in… Continue Reading →

Culture and Crisis in Portugal. Cultural Responses to Austerity in Southern Europe, A Symposium

1-3 June 2017 No one seemed to be prepared for this. Ten years ago, progress was still taken for granted and a worse future looked as unthinkable as the need to go back to past forms of representation and activism…. Continue Reading →

Latin American Women’s Filmmaking

18th and 19th September 2017 Senate House, University of London Birkbeck, University of London Latin American filmic production has rightly held a celebrated place in the global cinematic canon with many key filmmakers and theorists receiving significant scholarly and public… Continue Reading →

International Conference: Border Subjects/Global Hispanisms

  Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2017 This conference brings together scholars, curators, filmmakers, writers  and post-graduate students from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe and the UK to explore the emergence, nature and redefinitions of… Continue Reading →

Cultural Capitals: Globalization and the Role of Culture in the Contemporary City

Starts 05 July 2017 – 14:15 Finishes 05 July 2017 – 19:30 Venue Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square Booking details Free entry; booking required This half-day conference aims to bring together in conversation scholars and artists… Continue Reading →


Recoveries of the Real New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema in the Global Image-World Para versão em português clique aqui / Haga clic aquí para versión en español. Project partners: Jens Andermann (Birkbeck College, London, UK); Alvaro Fernández Bravo (New York University, Buenos Aires, Argentina); Mauricio Lissovsky… Continue Reading →

Research Projects

Individually and collaboratively scholars associated with the Centre are working on several projects, and some examples are given below. The Militant City A two-year project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education led by Dr Mari Paz Balibrea and Dr… Continue Reading →


Members of CILAVS staff are involved in editing the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Selected publications by CILAVS Staff Carmen Fracchia. “Picturing the Afro-Hispanic Struggle for Freedom in Early Modern Spain” in Jerome C. Branche… Continue Reading →

Research Activities

Organization of research events, including invited lectures, workshops and conferences; Development of collaborative as well as individual research projects; Provision of seminars and workshops in visual studies for academic staff, researchers and graduate students; Collaboration with non-academic institutions and initiatives such as… Continue Reading →

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