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In early 1939, as General Franco’s forces were marching their way through Catalonia, over 400,000 refugees fled Spain in order to escape the violent repression that awaited them upon the Republic’s military defeat. They added significantly to the large numbers of people forced into exile during the Spanish Civil War. On 27 and 28 March, the University of Leeds will host a conference to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the end of the civil war. It will bring together some of the best and latest research on Republican refugees during and after the conflict.

**Please note that Paul Preston's keynote is ticketed separately and has now sold out**

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Wednesday 27 March (11-14 Blenheim Terrace, Room 1.17)

12:00-14:00: Hispanic Exiles in the UK

Charlotte Eaton (LSE): ‘The Basque Children in Britain: Non-Intervention and the Experience of Exile'

Eva Nieto McAvoy (Cardiff University): 'Broadcasting Britain: exile, transnational antifascism and the BBC World Service as a cosmopolitan contact zone'

Maria Vasquez-Aguilar (University of Sheffield): ‘Exiles in Action: Political activism amongst the Chilean Refugees in the UK, 1973-2013’

14:00-15:00 Break

15:00-17:00: Spanish Exiles in Europe after the Civil War

Diego Gaspar (University of Zaragoza), 'Spanish Exiles and Transnational Soldiers. From the French Internment Camps to the Free French Forces'

Alba Martinez (University of Granada), ‘Becoming a woman refugee. Gender and identity during Spanish exile in France'

Olga Glondys( Complutense University of Madrid), ‘The Transatlantic Left and the Anti-Franco Struggle: Cold War Polemics in the 1961 Amnesty Campaign’

Luiza Iordache (National Distance Education University, Spain), 'Gulag voices: the Spanish republicans in the Soviet forced labour camps'

17:30-18:30 Keynote: Luis Monferrer Catalán, ‘Republican Exile in the United Kingdom’ (full title TBC)


Thursday 28 March (Parkinson Building, Room 1.08)

Roundtable Discussion: “Exile & Repression from the 20th Century to today: Everything changes, but nothing changes at all”, 12:00-14:00 (all welcome to join in or listen)

14:00-15:00 Break

15:00-17:30: The Aftermath and Legacy of the Spanish Civil War

Scott Soo (University of Southampton), 'Reflections on "collective memory": the Spanish Republicans and the Second World War in France'

Richard Baxell (International Brigade Memorial Trust and LSE), ‘Changing the fronts and the weapons: the legacy of the British in the International Brigades’

Mercedes Yusta (Université Paris), ‘Exile as a transnational political space for women: the case of the Union de Mujeres Españolas’

Simon Martinez (Basque Children of '37 Association), 'The Basque Children'

Professor Sir Paul Preston's (LSE) Keynote Lecture, 'The Last Days of the Spanish Republic', Leeds Central Library, 18:30-19:30 (KEYNOTE NOW SOLD OUT)

The conference is generously funded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH / AHRC) and the University of Leeds.

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