Author Archive for Gina Herrmann

Memory of Spanish Refugees: Dispatch from Septfonds, France

September 16, 2015
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Memory of Spanish Refugees: Dispatch from Septfonds, France

This summer, traveling by winding roads through darling villages and rolling hills of sunflowers and alfalfa, I took a detour from vacation in the Tarn et Garonne region of France and made my way to the town of Septfonds. Septfonds is an important site of memory in the story of the Spanish Republican exodus,...
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

December 17, 2014
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

The Watt Prize awards excellence in student writing about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the struggle against fascism, or the lifetime histories of the Americans who fought in Spain.
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Watt Prize winners write on Jewish volunteers and religion in Spain

December 19, 2013
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Watt Prize winners write on Jewish volunteers and religion in Spain

Jewish volunteers from Palestine and the central role of the Virgen del Pilar in the rise of Spanish National-Catholicism are the topics of this year’s award-winning essays.
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Two Students Win 2012 George Watt Memorial Essay Award

January 4, 2013
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Two Students Win 2012 George Watt Memorial Essay Award

ALBA’s George Watt Memorial Essay Prizes are awarded each year to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who have written an outstanding essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic. The...
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Two students win 2011 ALBA essay awards

December 4, 2011
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Two students win 2011 ALBA essay awards

ALBA’s George Watt Memorial Essay Prizes are awarded annually to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who have written an outstanding essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions...
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Portland film conference features ALBA panels

January 24, 2011
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Portland film conference features ALBA panels

Celebrated triennially, Cine-Lit is the premiere international conference devoted to Hispanic film and literature and linked with the Portland International Film Festival. This February, Cine--Lit VII will feature a series of lectures and film screenings focusing on the cinematic representation of the role of the Lincolns in the Spanish Civil War. Juan Salas...
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Watt Essay Contest Winners

November 22, 2010
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Watt Essay Contest Winners

ALBA’s George Watt Memorial Essay Prizes are awarded annually to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who have written an outstanding essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from...
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A thought from the classroom

March 15, 2010
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A thought from the classroom

Nearly every year, from the time I was a graduate student studying Spanish literature, I have taught at least one course devoted to the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. Once in a while some small story reaches across the pedagogical pavement that separates “history” from “today.” This spring alone brought two such...
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