The Spanish Civil War Studies group is for anyone interested in the history and culture surrounding the conflict, to share and discuss resources, announce events, or plan collaborations related to the study of the Spanish Civil War / Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939).

About the profile image: Plan of the bomb falls around the Calgografia Nacional, Madrid during the Spanish Civil War; issued with the seventh edition of Goya’s ‘Los Desastres de la Guerra’, 1937 Photogravure(?) CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, Trustees of the British Museum.

About the cover image: Goya, Plate 26 from ‘The Disasters of War’ (Los Desastres de la Guerra): ‘One can’t look.’ (No se puede mirar.) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/361851

Introductions

11 replies, 6 voices Last updated by  Mariana Ou 1 year ago
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  • #6875

    Anne Donlon
    Keymaster
    @adonlon

    Please introduce yourself! Share your interests and previous / current / future work related to the Spanish Civil War, as well as any other info you’d like to put out there.

    #6883

    Laura Hartmann-Villalta
    Participant
    @l_hartmann_villalta

    Hello! I work on SCW visual culture and women’s writing. I am a happy panel contributor and collaborator.

    #6917

    John Levin
    Participant
    @johnlevin

    Although I’m doing a PhD at Sussex University on debtors’ sanctuaries in c18th London, I have a strong interest in Spain & Spanish history, which I’d like to develop more seriously.

    Especially interested in digitial history, and using computational techniques on historical data.

    #6938

    Kathryn Anne Everly
    Participant
    @keverly

    Hello all! My interests are women in photography, literature and film dealing with the SPW from historical as well as contemporary perspectives.

    We are very much looking forward to Lisa Kirschenbaum’s visit to Syracuse U. this fall! Great to see you in this group. And thanks for starting up this conversation, Anne.

    #6942

    Anne Donlon
    Keymaster
    @adonlon

    So glad that you all are here! My own work has circled around African Americans and the Spanish Civil War. I edited a chapbook of correspondence and poems: Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard & Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics & Friendship in the Spanish Civil War. I’ve also written about Cunard’s SCW scrapbook, and have some writing in the works about Thyra Edwards and African American womens’ involvement in antifascist organizing.

    #6954

    Kathryn Anne Everly
    Participant
    @keverly

    Anne- I have your article from the Mass. Review on Cunard in my file on Salaria Kea- I’ll definitely look for your book. African American women in the SPW is such a rich and understudied area. So glad to make this connection with you!

     

    #7010

    Anne Donlon
    Keymaster
    @adonlon

    Oh, that’s so great to hear! Are you writing about Kea? I’m finalizing a chapter for an anthology on Black Women’s Internationalism about black women’s life writing and the Spanish Civil War that discusses the ambulance fundraising tour around the south & midwest of the US that Kea & Thyra Edwards undertook in 1938 (and Edwards’s scrapbook recording it, as well as Negro Nurse in Republican Spain, and a few other things).

    #7077

    Kathryn Anne Everly
    Participant
    @keverly

    Hi Anne- I’m still gathering information and reading about Kea. Nothing in the works yet. I look forward to seeing the anthology on Black Women’s Internationalism! sounds great.

    #11304

    Lisa Kirschenbaum
    Participant
    @lkirschenb

    I am happy to announce that my book International Communism and the Spanish Civil War is now available in paperback.

    #11383

    Anne Donlon
    Keymaster
    @adonlon

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic news.

    #13078

    Anne Donlon
    Keymaster
    @adonlon

    I noticed we have some new members. Welcome! Please feel free to introduce yourselves. I’d love to hear what people are working on.

    #14847

    Mariana Ou
    Participant
    @marianaou

    Hello! I’m Mariana, based in London, and since last October I’ve been working at the Marx Memorial Library, cataloguing the Spanish Collection: a major archive that includes the whole archive from the International Brigade Association/International Brigade Memorial Trust. I’ve been dealing mostly with the collection of 500+ pamphlets: aprox. half of them in English, 200 or so in Spanish and other in French and other languages. The official launch of the catalogue will be this July, but almost everything is already online and searchable: https://marx.soutron.net/Portal/Default/en-GB/RecordView/Index/59879

    And here is a post I’ve written to the library website about my work with the pamphlets https://www.marx-memorial-library.org/collections/spain-collection/volunteers-for-liberty-cataloguing-project/item/825-cataloguing-mml-s-spanish-civil-war-pamphlets

    I’ve been seriously considering a PhD on the role of Spanish librarians and archivists in the Memoria Publica ‘movement’. Haven’t had the time to dig in much just yet though!

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