15/03/2018

LXIV ANGLO-CATALAN SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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The LXIV annual conference will be held at the University of Bristol from 9th to 11th November 2018

We encourage members and non-members alike to come to the conference and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to hear stimulating papers, engage in lively discussion and enjoy meeting with colleagues and friends. The University has a long tradition of Catalan Studies dating back more than 50 years and is expanding its teaching programme both with the degrees of the School of Modern Languages and across the University as a whole.

Bristol is the largest city in the southwest with a population of just under half a million. It is a dynamic city, known for its creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, the birthplace of Aardman Studios’ Wallace and Gromit as well as graffiti artist Banksy. With lots of green spaces, Georgian and Victorian architecture and a regenerated harbourside with cafés, galleries and museums, in 2017 it was named the ‘best place to live in Britain’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39320118). For more information on the city see http://www.bris.ac.uk/city/bristol-is-famous-for/ and for local events please refer to the following website: https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar.

The city is served by an international airport (Bristol Airport) and is also very well connected by train from across the UK (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/). For information on how to get here and a link to maps see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maps/directions/. The city offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Further details about the conference fees, speakers, precise venues and how to book will be published on the Association’s web site in due course. Your local contacts at Bristol are
Sally-Ann Kitts (s-a.kitts@nullbristol.ac.uk) and James Hawkey (james.hawkey@nullbristol.ac.uk). Please email us if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to welcoming you.

CALL FOR PAPERS

You are invited to offer a paper of 20 minutes’ duration at the LXIV Anglo-Catalan Society Conference. The paper may treat ANY ASPECT of Catalan culture (linguistic, historical, literary, sociological, political, musical, etc.) relating to all areas where Catalan is spoken. *Please note that delegates must be members of the Society at the appropriate level (full, student etc.) in order to present a paper.* Those attending but not presenting are encouraged to become members of the Society, but this is not obligatory.

Please send proposals (affiliation and contact details, title and 200-word abstract) by e-mail to the Society’s Secretary, Dr Jordi Cornellà-Detrell, by 15th June 2018. The e-mail address is Jordi.cornella@nullglasgow.ac.uk

We hope to prepare a provisional programme by 6th July 2018 and will notify all applicants as to whether their proposals have been accepted or not around this date.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND THE ANGLO-CATALAN SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  1. Given the popularity and success of recent scholarships, we have decided to continue to divide the Anglo-Catalan Society Scholarship into a limited number of awards to encourage students interested in Catalan culture to attend the Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference.
  2. Applicants will normally be present or recent students from British or Irish universities who would like to maintain and/or develop knowledge and understanding of Catalan culture, but it is also open to postgraduate students of other universities, provided that they are currently doing research in the field of Catalan Studies.
  3. The award will comprise: membership of the Anglo-Catalan Society for one year (until January 2020), and a contribution towards the cost of conference and travel expenses. Payments will be made on production of bills and receipts further to the submission of a report (see point 6).
  4. Each applicant should provide the following information: 1. Curriculum Vitae; 2. One academic reference provided by either a member of their department or by a Catalan lector; 3. A signed declaration to the effect that the applicant will attend the full conference and that the applicant will take responsibility for the rest of the funding.
  5. Applications should be sent to Pedro Fernàndez (University College Cork) and Jordi Cornellà (University of Glasgow) at the following addresses: pfernandez@nullucc.ie, Jordi.cornella@nullglasgow.ac.uk.
  6. Successful candidates will be expected to submit a report on the Conference to Pedro Fernàndez before 31st December 2018. Bills and receipts should be sent to Dr Eva Bru (Bangor University) by the same date at the following address: e.bru-dominguez@nullbangor.ac.uk. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  7. The closing date for applications is 28th July 2018. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

 

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