[UPDATE] Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 34th Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kings College London

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The Association will hold its 34th Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, 4-6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Paul Preston who will be speaking about the 'Spanish Holocaust' and Professor Ángel Viňas who will speak about the persistence of the myths of Francoism in democratic Spain.

You are cordially invited to offer a paper, panel, or workshop presentation. Proposals for panels of four papers maximum are also invited on specific themes in addition to individual presentations. Any proposed panel should be organised by one convenor who will be responsible for inviting the speakers and chairing the session. You are also invited to suggest any speakers who you think would be willing to offer a paper, bearing in mind, however, that ACIS does not normally offer a fee or expenses for speakers.

The choice of all panels and papers will be made by the Conference programme organisers in consultation with the Executive Committee.

Below are the suggested thematic areas for papers and panels, which must relate primarily to Spain and Portugal. The themes are not exclusive and may be interdisciplinary in nature.

Politics, Government, International Relations, the EU, Nationalism, Regionalisms, Elections
Economics, Business, Labour, Social and Welfare issues, Education
Film, Television, Journalism, Media, Advertising, Leisure, Tourism, Sport
Twentieth-Century History
Cultural Studies, Identities, Gender
Language, Linguistics, Language Policy and Pedagogy

Other suggestions are welcome, and Panels can be more specifically oriented within these broad areas. Papers will be allocated a maximum of 30 minutes on the programme (i.e. approx 20 minutes for the paper and 10 minutes for discussion and debate).

If you wish to offer a paper, please refer to the Guidelines for Papers (on the next page). For papers and/or panels, please send, preferably by e-mail, a title and abstract (approx. 150 words) by 15 May 2012 to:

Professor Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
Tel. +44 (0)20 7911 5026
E-mail: conference@acis2012.org

Informal enquiries concerning papers and topics are welcome before the deadlines. Please note that a year's membership will be included in the conference fee. Details concerning conference registration will be made available in due course on the ACIS website www.iberianstudies.net. Please visit this site for further information about the Association.