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2018 Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium ‘In Conversation with Pep Guardiola’ and launch of Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool is delighted to invite students, members of staff and the general public to the 2018 Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium ‘In Conversation with Pep Guardiola’, which will take place on Wednesday 21st November. 

This year’s symposium will consider new movements and the latest cutting-edge research within the discipline of Iberian and Latin American Studies, with a special emphasis on sports, politics and culture. Our renowned Peers Annual Lecture will be delivered by Pep Guardiola, professional football manager and former football player, in conversation with staff from the Department.

The conversation will be followed by live questions posed by the audience, and will establish a fruitful dialogue with the ‘Football, Politics and Culture’ panel. In this panel, three leading scholars (Dr Par Kumaraswami –University of Reading–; Professor Matthew Brown –University of Bristol–; and Dr Louise Johnson –University of Sheffield–) will present their research on the topic within the Hispanic world.

The 2018 Symposium will also host the launch of the brand-new Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies (Liverpool University Press).

The E Allison Peers Symposium is an annual symposium hosted by Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK since 2009. It is named for Edgar Allison Peers (1891-1952), Gilmour Chair of Spanish at Liverpool for thirty years from 1922, founder of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and a pioneer of Spanish and Catalan Studies.

Professor Peers left a substantial bequest for the support of Hispanic Studies at Liverpool, which he stipulated was to be spent to promote the teaching of Spanish, and we are very grateful to him for enabling the University of Liverpool to hold these exciting annual events.

Liverpool now teaches and researches all five of the principal Iberian languages – Basque, Castilian, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese – and the Symposium provides an outstanding opportunity to bring some of the best thinkers and practitioners across all of these fields to Liverpool to share and discuss ideas, research and practice.

The Annual E. Allison Peers Symposium will take place on 21st November 2018, 4-8 pm, in the Sherrington Building.

The event is completely free, but registration is essential.

Registration will open on Monday 24 September 2018 at 9 am. 

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