Edward Koning, University of Guelph The upcoming election in Spain will be different. While the country has long been one of the few in western Europe without a populist anti-immigrant … Continue Reading Why Spain’s Upcoming Election Will Change Spanish Immigration Politics
Spain’s third general election in four years is fast approaching. Voters will take to the polls on April 28 in a climate of unprecedented parliamentary polarisation and fragmentation. And while this is a national election, the question of Catalan independence looms large.
Spain’s Far-Right Vox Party has been removed from pre-election debates after its inclusion was deemed to be in violation of electoral law.
Jordi Cornellà-Detrell, University of Glasgow It’s exactly 80 years since the end of the Spanish Civil War, when General Francisco Franco’s populist forces finally overcame the leftist resistance and plunged … Continue Reading Franco’s Invisible Legacy: Books Across the Hispanic World Are Still Scarred by His Censorship
Rodrigo García-Velasco, University of Cambridge Zaida, a Muslim princess living in 11th-century Seville, is one of the most extraordinary ancestors of the British royal family. Zaida’s bloodline reached the English … Continue Reading Meet the Muslim Princess Zaida, Spanish Ancestor of the British Royal Family
The Labour Party have stormed into a five point lead in the British polls as the liklihood of an election looms. After weeks of turmoil, controversy and incompetence from the … Continue Reading Labour Take 5 Point Lead in British Polls as Spanish Socialists Also Surge
Ana Puchau de Lecea, University of Melbourne and Vicente Pérez de León, University of Melbourne Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember… … Continue Reading Guide to the Classics: Don Quixote, the World’s First Modern Novel – and One of the Best
Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences In 1492, when Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a fast route … Continue Reading Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World