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
UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on 13 February.
Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.
There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. However, it is said that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio today.
CUNETAS Is a short film that looks for to contribute his small grain of sand so that the new generations follow valuing the importance to preserve the memory of those that others wanted to bury to balazos.
The project finds in phase of finance by what asks the help of all through the page Verkami:
The University of Alicante opens a process of collecting graphic material (photographs, posters, etc.) from scenes of everyday life in Alicante in the last years of the Franco regime (1960-75), to build a visual archive.
The objective is to compile the maximum number of photographs in order to make a selection to edit a book of the Publications Service of the University of Alicante and, if appropriate, to compose a photographic exhibition. In addition, all material received will be deposited in the Archive of Democracy.
The project webpage details the process of delivering images.
The next day, February 17, is organized this day designed for university students and archivists to learn about different typologies of archives, their funds and collections, as well as the dissemination and communication work carried out by these institutions , Taking as an example the Historical Historical Archive Alicante and the temporary exhibition: "Civil War and historical memory in Alicante."
This activity is coordinated by Verónica Mateo Ripoll (University of Alicante) and María del Olmo Ibáñez (Provincial Historical Archive of Alicante)
09:30 h. Opening of the day
10: 15h - 11,45 h.Francisco Rojas Claros and Enrique García Rico (University of Alicante). "Give me back the Voice: Radiophonic Memory of a long postwar period"
11.45-12.15 h. Coffee break
12.15-14.00h. Guided visit to the AHPA and its exhibition "Civil War and historical memory in Alicante"
14.00-16.30 h. Food
16.30-18.00 h. Juan José Oña Fernández. "The Archives of Defense: what they are and how to use them"
6.00 p.m. Guided visit to the AHPA and its exhibition "Civil War and historical memory in Alicante"
They finish to publish us a review of our project in the last number of 'Franquisme & Transició. Magazine d'Història i of Culture' (Nº 4, Universitat Oberta of Catalonia, 2016). In her we explain what carry fact and the a lot of that remains us for doing.
A suitcase full of photos, hand-drawn programs, posters, handwritten notebooks and unpublished plays by the Republican artist exiled to France, Adelita del Campo, and her husband, Julián Antonio Ramírez, has been incorporated into the personal archives section of The Valencian Library.
The donation has been made by the son of both Carlos Ramírez Carreras, and in the personal documents delivered, the artistic trajectory inside and outside Spain is collected from this marriage that was always committed to republican ideals, according to a statement from the Generalitat. Among the documents is a collection of photographs prior to the Civil War of the theater company in which Adelita del Campo participated as a dancer and actress and also unpublished photographs of the Spanish Civil War
The Universitat of València, the Universitat d'Alicante, the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló and Conselleria of Justice have gathered for the creation of a conjoint universty chair on the democratic memory of the Comunitat Valencian.
It will aim at the analysis, research and dissemination of the Valencian democratic memory at the highest academic level in order to deepen the knowledge and dissemination of our history between 1931 and 1982.
Nuestra Historia, the journal of history of the Federación de Investigaciones Marxistas finishes to publish his second number coordinated by Francisco Erice that analyses the period of the De-Stalinization in the Soviet Union. In this number, Josep Fontana collaborates with an essay about the Russian Revolution.
The Faro de la Memoria collection promotes the dissemination of studies that represent an advance in the knowledge of Historical Memory and Social History in the areas related to Social Sciences and Humanities, including also scientific works from the fields of history, sociology , Cultural studies, social ethnography, literature or the arts.
The aim is to shed light on the experiences of ordinary people who sometimes sink in the waters of official history, rescuing them from oblivion and silence.
It does three decades there was a change in the form to save and conserve the audible documents. With the surgimiento of the new technologies of the information and the communication, incorporated the digitalisation like a new process that came to change the form to understand the audible archives.
The digitalisation presents for the professionals of the information a new paradigm of conservation, administration and of accessibility to the big quantity of digital documents.
The journal Pasado y Memoria published by the Department of Contemporary Humanities of the University of Alicante has published in its latest issue the article by Francisco Rojas Claros about the Spanish broadcasts of Radio French Television during the Franco regime to publicize our country works and authors were censored.
The article centres in the transcriptions of these programs and can consult in the repository of the University of Alicante.
University of Alicante. University Library