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
In 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed in Paris the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 70 years later, the University of Alicante commemorates this event, during the week of December 10 to 14, with a series of talks and discussions highlighting the presence of former General Director of Unesco Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
In parallel, a film cycle and two exhibitions have been organized. The latter can be seen on the campus of the University of Alicante in San Vicente del Raspeig. In one of them we have exhibited a small sample of our documentary collection.
The Council of Ministers approved the creation of a commission that will be in charge of the acts of commemoration of the Spanish republican exile after the civil war and the establishment of the dictatorship. It is a working group in which various ministries will be integrated.
It is an act of justice before the need to pay tribute to the thousands of Spaniards who fled to various countries, especially France and Mexico
Armand Balsebre and Rosario Fontova have just published a new book, Las cartas de Elena Francis. The authors analyzed 4,325 letters written between 1950 and 1972, as well as the answers and the scripts of the radio program.
In their previous book, Cartas de La Pirenaica, they analyzed the feeling of the vanquished, of the anti-Francoists. In this book, they study the morality of Francoism and the social control over women.
The National Library of Spain has started its first massive digitalization project focused on magnetic audio media (cassettes and cartridges) and video (VHS and beta). Medias that not only have a high risk of physical deterioration due to their nature, but also face obsolete technology, as the availability of adequate and functional readers is decreasing, not only in the market, but in the depository institutions of this type of funds.
Initially, the conversion to digital of more than 650,000 minutes of audio and video is expected, which will involve approximately the digitization of 4,800 cassettes, 859 cartridges, more than 5,000 VHS and BETA tapes from their collections.
The archive incorporates a donation of 700 pieces recorded by José Sempere from concerts held between 1972 and 1994.
The Municipal Archive of Alcoy has released a music library with more than 400 recordings of festive music. They are part of a donation of more than 700 pieces, the largest musical background of the genre. The documentary portal Bivia has digitalized and classify 428 pieces of festive music recorded by José Sempere Aura between 1972 and 1994 and now donated by their descendants.
This guide compiles radio recordings from the period known as the 2nd Francoism that bring us closer to the model of women: mother and wife submissive to the man. To facilitate listening, a podcast has been created with the selected audios in our channel Devuélveme la voz de Ivoox
This new version of PARES has double search of documents and non-documentary entities (people, families, institutions, places, subjects, titles of nobility, norms and functions), to the rest of the documentary and bibliographic resources (databases, virtual exhibitions, microsites, etc.) and to our social network channels.
The number 3 (2018) of REPRESURA - Journal of Spanish Contemporary History about repression and censorship has been published.
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Tribute and remembrance to the more than three hundred victims of the Bombing of the Central Market of 25 May 1938 through different activities: theatre, short films, Symphonic Band concert, etc.
Last Sunday, May 20, died in Barcelona this journalist and writer born in the town of Vilalba (Lugo) in 1935. He developed most of his career in France. He arrived to Paris in the sixties of the last century and began to work at Radio Televisión Francesa as a music critic and came to direct the cultural service in Spanish and Portuguese of it.
In addition, he collaborated in press in different publications and defended Hispanic culture in Paris with initiatives such as the Juan Rulfo award.
We want to highlight Ramón Chao's total predisposition and easy treatment that we had when we asked for his collaboration in the birth of the Devuélveme la Voz portal. He told us about his experiences and memories at Radio Televisión Francesa and he advised us on all the questions we asked him.
Thanks for everything again.
Joaquín Díaz Foundation has contributed nearly 50,000 sound documents that are part of the archive of oral tradition to the website of the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León (Mecyl) so they are accessible to the general public.
The archive of the oral tradition of Castilla y León is structured in different themes and includes songs, romances, stories, legends, sayings, rogativas or bell touches, among other sound documents, as the poject managers has explained at the presentation of the initiative.
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