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Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict

Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War

Connected and Contested Histories

Editors: Ribeiro de Menezes, Alison, Cazorla-Sanchez, Antonio, Shubert, Adrian (Eds.)

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  • Furthers understanding of public humanities and digital humanities
  • Approaches memory studies from a transnational perspective
  • Highlights the significance of scholarly work in relation to public debates
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines contemporary public history’s engagement with the Spanish Civil War. The chapters discuss the history and mission of the main institutional archives of the war, contemporary and forensic archaeology of the conflict, burial sites, the affordances of digital culture in the sphere of war memory, the teaching of the conflict in Spanish school curricula, and the place of war memory within human rights initiatives. Adopting a strongly comparative focus, the authors argue for greater public visibility and more nuanced discussion of the Civil War’s legacy, positing a virtual museum as one means to foster dialogue.


About the authors

Alison Ribeiro de Menezes is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick, UK.

Antonio Cazorla-Sánchez is Professor of History at Trent University, Canada.

Adrian Shubert is University Professor of History at York University, Canada.


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“A fascinating, intelligent and interdisciplinary approach to the Spanish Civil War seen from the perspective of the Public Humanities. The disciplines of History, Memory, Museology, Archeology, Education and Transitional Justice are all brought to bear on the most famous and studied civil war of the 20th century. This volume argues not only for a true understanding of that conflict but for the imperative of bringing this to a broad audience, transcending the academic world.” (Joan Maria Thomàs, Professor of History, University Rovira-Virgili, Spain)

“Spain needs to face the conflictive legacies of Francoism. This book is an excellent guide for understanding how the heavy weight of this 40-year old dictatorship continues to affect Spanish democracy.” (Ignacio Fernández de Mata, author of Lloros vueltos puños. El conflicto de los 'desaparecidos' y vencidos de la guerra civil española (2016))

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War

    Pages 1-18

    Ribeiro de Menezes, Alison

  • Sites Without Memory and Memory Without Sites: On the Failure of the Public History of the Spanish Civil War

    Pages 19-43

    Cazorla-Sánchez, Antonio (et al.)

  • The Spanish Civil War Archive and the Construction of Memory

    Pages 45-67

    Romero, Jesús Espinosa

  • The Historical Memory Records Center: A Museum for Memory and the Recent History of Spain

    Pages 69-91

    Melgar Camarzana, Manuel

  • Museums and Material Memories of the Spanish Civil War: An Archaeological Critique

    Pages 93-114

    González-Ruibal, Alfredo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War
Book Subtitle
Connected and Contested Histories
Editors
  • Alison Ribeiro de Menezes
  • Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez
  • Adrian Shubert
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97274-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97274-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97273-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 286
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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