Since a million people marched on 11 September 2012 (Catalonia’s national day) in Barcelona demanding the right to a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain, there has been much debate about what an independent Catalonia would be like.
For those interested in following the issue of Catalan claims for independence, you might like to listen read this piece by Dr Carlos Uxó in The Conversation as well as listen to this forum that he organised with Gillian Darcy in 2012.
The Col·lectiu Emma, a Catalan blogging collective, regularly collects articles, opinion pieces, blog posts on the topic of Catalan independence that are written in a number of languages. To visit their site, click here.
To coincide with the 300th anniversary of the fall of Barcelona in 1714, a date that some see as marking the end of the Catalan nation, the Spanish and Latin American Studies program will hold events in 2014 to discuss this matter in depth. To register your interest, please email Stewart King.
Speaking the language of us
In 18 months, about 60 people from 30 different nationalities who speak 40 languages in total have been profiled on Multilinguals of Melbourne, an online photojournalism project on Melbournians started by Master of Interpreting and Translation student Laura Blackmore.
Interview on Catalan elections – 18 September 2015
Carlos Uxo was interviewed on the possibility of Catalonia becoming independent (2SER Radio, Sydney). Go to webpage … Continue reading Interview on Catalan elections – 18 September 2015
Walter Mangold – Scholarship
Every year, the Walter Mangold Trust Fund offers “travel awards for advanced tertiary language students … Continue reading Walter Mangold – Scholarship
Auxiliar de conversación en España
The Spanish Governement offers every year a number of positions of “Auxiliar de Conversación” to … Continue reading Auxiliar de conversación en España
Latin American online resources now available
The academic publisher Taylor & Francis/Routledge has made available a substantial number of journal articles … Continue reading Latin American online resources now available
Monash collaborates with the Made in Catalonia Film Festival
The Spanish and Latin American Studies program is collaborating with the 2014 Made in Catalonia … Continue reading Monash collaborates with the Made in Catalonia Film Festival
Alice Whitmore receives first class honours for poetry translation thesis
Alice Whitmore secured Honours First Class in Spanish and Latin American Studies in the … Continue reading Alice Whitmore receives first class honours for poetry translation thesis
The Second Symposium on Catalonia in Australia
To celebrate the resumption of teaching dedicated Catalan language and culture at an Australian university, Monash … Continue reading The Second Symposium on Catalonia in Australia