Conferences

                                                                                                                   39th Annual ACIS Conference

                                                                                                    University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

                                                                                                                         4-6 SEPTEMBER 2017    

                                                                                                                             CALL FOR  PAPERS

The Association will hold its 39th Conference, organised jointly by the University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham, from

4 to 6 September 2017. The conference will take place at the University of East Anglia with accommodation available at Group Accommodation, UEA.

You are cordially invited to offer a paper, panel, or workshop presentation. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged. Any proposed panel should be organised by one convenor who will be responsible for inviting the speakers and chairing the session. You are also invited to suggest any speakers you think would be willing to offer a paper, but please note that ACIS does not normally offer a fee or expenses for speakers.

ACIS encourages proposals from postgraduate students and a small number of partial conference fee bursaries are available – please see application process details below and encourage your students to consider this.

Below are the suggested thematic areas for papers and panels, which must advance understanding of contemporary socio-cultural, economic and political issues and realities and relate primarily to Spain and/or Portugal and transnational issues and processes relating to the Iberian Peninsula within the wider Lusophone and Hispanic worlds.. Both single-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged and the themes listed below are not exclusive.

  • Politics, Government, International Relations, the EU, Nationalism, Regionalisms, Transnational issues and processes
  • Economics, Business, Labour, Social and Welfare issues
  • Cultural production in all its forms (e.g. film, television, journalism, literature, media, advertising, digital communication & social networking)
  • Social and Cultural Studies (e.g. identity, gender, ethnicity, popular culture)
  • Leisure, Tourism, Sport
  • Contemporary history
  • Language, Linguistics, Language Policy
  • Education and Pedagogy

The selection of panels/papers will be made by the Conference programme convenors in consultation with the Executive Committee and these decisions will be final. Papers will be allocated 30 minutes on the programme (20 mins for the paper 10 mins for discussion).

We will shortly be announcing the keynote speakers for the conference on our ACIS website. Keynote speakers in previous years have included novelist Use Lahoz, journalist and writer Elvira Lindo, historian and diplomat Professor Angel Viñas and the Association’s President, historian Professor Paul Preston.

If you wish to offer a paper, please see the Guidelines for Papers and send your proposal to the ACIS 2017 Programme Convenors (Anneliese Hatton, University of Nottingham and Paco Ruzzante, University of Cambridge) at the email address: acisuea2017@gmail.com by Friday 1 April 2017.

Informal enquiries concerning papers and topics are welcome before the deadlines. Details concerning conference registration will be made available in due course on the ACIS website www.iberianstudies.net.

Please visit this site for further information about the Association.

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