Conferences

                                                                                                 39th Annual ACIS Conference

                                                                                University of East Anglia, Norwich, England                                                                                                                                 4-6 SEPTEMBER 2017    

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers are:  

……..Cristina Pérez Valverde – Universidad de Granada

……..Valter Hugo Mãe – Portuguese writer

……..Francisco Oda – Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

 

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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).

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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