Iberian Studies ProgramThe Europe Center Program
The Iberian Peninsula's geopolitical location at the crossroads between Africa, Europe, and the Americas makes it a space of transformation. Current challenges are altering the demographic and political equilibrium of the last half century and reactivating social movements, cultural traditions, historical memories, and political challenges. At the same time, the political articulation of the Peninsula’s diversity interrogates the European Union about the nature of its political bond and about issues of membership, representation, inclusiveness, and subsidiarity.
The Iberian Studies Program promotes interdisciplinary study on the cultures of the Iberian Peninsula in their internal relations and as part of the European Union. Particular attention is devoted to contemporary issues ranging from the economic crisis to migratory phenomena to the political tug-of-war between centrifugal and centripetal forces and to the role of the media in creating the public representations of these diverse national constituencies. Problems such as the normalization of democratic culture beyond the rule of law, the weight of Spain’s and Portugal’s imperial past, and their role as players in the EU and in the Northern Atlantic and Western Mediterranean, are discussed from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary approaches. Past Iberian Studies speakers included political leaders, presidents of sports organizations, CEOs, media leaders, anthropologists, historians, and literary scholars. The program regularly hosts visiting researchers and sponsors conferences on campus.
The Iberian Studies Program maintains close links with Stanford’s Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies in the DLCL. Its location within The Europe Center (TEC) signifies the program's multidisciplinary scope. It also intersects with related programs, such as Stanford’s Mediterranean Studies Forum, to locate the position of the Iberian Peninsula at the heart of debates about contemporary Europe.
Joan Ramon Resina
Events & Presentations
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- The Emigrant as a Symptom, or the Representation of Emigration in Basque Literature
May 15, 2013 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
Mari Jose Olaziregi
- Politics, Journalism and Public Broadcasting Service: Lost in the Labyrinth
May 6, 2013 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
- The Spanish Media and Catalonia: a Story of Construction and Destruction
April 15, 2013 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
Antoni Bassas, Josef Joffe
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- The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain
March 5, 2013 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
Enrique García Santo Tomás
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- Iberian Modalities
February 11, 2011 - February 12, 2011 The Europe Center Conference
Vincent Barletta, Humberto Brito, Robert Davidson, Elena Delgado, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Dominic Keown, Antoni Marti Monterde, David Niremberg, Joan Ramon Resina, Patrizio Rigobon, José María Rodríguez, Mario Santana, Alfredo Sosa-Velasco, William Viestenz, Ulrich Winter, Maite Zubiaurre
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