Following the publication in summer 2006 of the report of the Parliamentary Commission of the government of Spain on the Victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Dictatorship, New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South) is hosting a colloquium that brings together speakers from Spain and the United States to discuss the current debates on how the Republic, the Civil War, and the Franco Dictatorship should be remembered.

The event takes place on Friday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m .. It is free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650.

Directed and moderated by NYU Professor Jo Labanyi, the colloquium features the following speakers:

  • Emilio Silva, president, Asociaci6n para la Recuperaci6n de la Memoria Hist6rica,Spain Francisco Ferrandiz, associate professor, Universidad de Extremadura; he works on grave exhumations nationwide in Spain
  • Gina Herrman, professor, University of Oregon
  • Francese Torres, artist, who has photographed the grave exhumations in Burgos, Spain Julian Casanova, professor, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Montserrat Armengou, documentalist and journalist
  • Andres Soria Olmedo, professor, Universidad de Granada, Spain; holder of the fall 2006 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization at NYU.

The event is in English.

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