Project of the University of Alicante for the reconstruction of our history through radio sound material, focusing on the years of the Franco regime and the transition to democracy
This is a book about Basque nationalism and its evolution during the central decades of the 20th century, through the analysis of the figure of Telesforo Monzón (1904-1981), one of its most influential politicians, first in the ranks of the PNV and later in Herri Batasuna. He maintained an enormous political leadership from the Second Republic to the Transition although, even today, a partial image of his figure persists. A schematic memory has been transmitted that reduces the character to a symbol of the national unity, however, this representation does not correspond to the real story of Telesforo Monzón, much more complex and contradictory.
The number 25 of the Cahiers de civilization espagnole contemporaine, an open access electronic journal, has just been published online.
In addition to various studies, reviews and recent publications, this issue proposes a series of works gathered in a dossier entitled «1939-2019: Quelle (s) mémoire (s) pour les exilés républicains espagnols en France? Between l'intime et le politique. »
The summary and the different articles can be accessed at https://journals.openedition.org/ccec/
To send contributions, consult the Instructions aux auteurs section at https://journals.openedition.org/ccec/274
In this blog you will find interviews with people over 80 about personal relationships during the 30s and 40s in Spain, their impressions, their experiences and their opinions. The result of many hours of good conversations, many hours with people who have a lot to say and who grew up in Spain during the worst years in the recent history of this country: the years of hunger.
Its author Yanire Ramos, has a degree in History (specialty in Contemporary History) and as a great passionate in the subject she tries to offer us, through the perspective of our elders, a different vision of the recent history of our country.
Felipe Mejías López, researcher archaeologist of the Cátedra Interuniversitaria de Memoria Democrática de la Comunitat Valenciana has just published this interesting article in number 10 of the Ebre 38 journal, International Journal of the Civil War (1936-1939).
At the end of the Spanish Civil War, thousands of Republican prisoners were taken to the Albatera concentration camp (Alicante) where they were held in subhuman conditions. There they lived overcrowded, subjected to harassment and torture, poorly fed and with diseases. The arbitrary executions that were carried out there, regardless of any judicial process, caused a number of deaths that have yet to be assessed.
The article reveals the results of an investigation that has made it possible to locate the location of some of the mass graves where the bodies of the reprisals were buried in the concentration camp.
The Memorial Center for the Victims of Terrorism and the Fernando Buesa Foundation have just presented the Audiovisual Glossary of the Victims of Terrorism, a project coordinated by Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla and Eduardo Mateo.
It is an audiovisual tool in which 22 experts (historians, jurists, political scientists, etc.) explain 66 terms related to terrorism, its victims and their memory before the camera.
We aim to create a digital radio archive which will preserve a representative proportion of ongoing UK radio output.
The British Library is recognised as the home of the nation’s radio archive. The current radio collection comprises around 250,000 hours. Additionally, via a longstanding arrangement with the BBC, the Library also provides research access to the extensive radio collections of the BBC Archives. However, of the estimated 3 million hours of radio broadcast in the UK each year from 700 stations, the Library is acquiring a mere 20,000 hours (mostly news-based content). It is estimated that 92% of current UK radio is not being properly preserved, with only 2% being made available for potential research post-transmission.
To address the gaps in our recordings, the National Radio Archive project (part of the Save our Sounds programme) plans to create a digital radio archive that will preserve a representative proportion of ongoing UK radio output and make this available for research.
Our first step is to build a pilot radio archive, covering up to 50 stations from across the UK, with the potential to develop this into a long-term service.
We will be using speech recognition technology to increase the searchability of radio and to encourage its integration with other, text-based media. The selection of content for the archive will be determined as much by research need as preservation requirements, and we will be interested to learn from research projects where we might be able to collaborate as part of the pilot development.
This is the title of the article by Isabel Martínez written for issue 14 of Grand Place journal, a publication of the Mario Onaindia Foundation.
This special monographic issue has been dedicated to commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Burgos process and has been coordinated by professors José Antonio Pérez, Arturo Cajal and Luis Castells.
An in-depth study where she has prevailed rigor in the historical aspects and intellectual honesty in the evaluative aspects of those events and their political and ethical derivatives.
Exhibition in the Museum of the University of Alicante. From December 14, 2020 to January 17, 2021.
This exhibition, according to its curator Manuel Valero Gómez, aims to give an overview of the writer thanks to his documentary collection given to the Archivo de la Democracia of the University of Alicante.
An insufficient effort, but necessary, to vindicate our illustrious Valencian Literature Prize. May his example not be forgotten.
The annual act of the Democracy Archive has also served to pay tribute to the figure of Enrique Cerdán Tato, a versatile writer, literary critic, teacher, journalist and chronicler from Alicante through the exhibition “Enrique Cerdán Tato. Memoria del compromiso” in the multipurpose room of the Museum of the University of Alicante, in which a review of his life trajectory in its different facets is made and the donations made by the family in the Archive are exposed.
Enrique Cerdán Tato (Alicante, 1930-2013) was a writer, literary critic, journalist, and prominent figure in Alicante's culture and political life. He actively participated in various professional associations and citizen movements. His important contribution in the many facets of his public life earned him the recognition of distinctions and awards, among which the Valencian Literature Prize awarded in 1991 stands out. The University of Alicante awarded him the Maisonnave Prize in 2010 for his defense of the rights and freedoms. In 2008, the Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library dedicated an author portal to him. Member of the Advisory Council of the Democracy Archive, his extensive personal archive was donated by his daughters to the Democracy Archive in June 2018.
This work offers the transcription of the eight recordings preserved in the sound fund of Devuélveme la Voz from the radio program «Explication de L'Espagne, un libro de Elena de la Souchère», which was broadcast throughout 1962. It is a round table discussion It is made up of the author of the text and three important personalities of the radio station: the French Hispanists André Camp (director of the broadcasts) and Jean Supervielle, and the exiled speaker Julián Antonio Ramírez.
This article is part of the project «Itzuli nire ahotsa. The Basque programs broadcast by Radio Paris during the Franco dictatorship ", born from the convergence between the work of the Mario Onaindia Fundazioa in favor of Basque historical memory and the online project" Devúélveme la voz "at the University of Alicante and carried out by Francisco Rojas Claros, María Losada Urigüen and Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla
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In 1966, a public tribute was paid to Rafael Albertí in Paris, promoted by a series of renowned French Hispanists and attended by Spanish personalities both from the interior of our country and from exile. At the end of the act, a series of Spanish visual artists gave the poet a folder with works created expressly for the tribute.
This folder and its content can now be seen in Paris at the Instituto Cervantes headquarters, curated by Carmen Bustamante. As a complement to the exhibition, on Devuélveme la voz, you can follow the event almost in full because it was recorded and broadcast on Radio Paris.
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