21st – 22nd February 2013

King’s College London

The current economic downturn is affecting migration flows globally. Countries like Spain, which had seen high volumes of immigration during the 1990s and 2000s, are now experiencing an exodus of migrants and Spanish nationals who seek brighter prospects abroad. Emerging economies such as Argentina or Brazil, on the other hand, are increasingly attracting foreign workers. The present conference seeks to explore the ways in which this transformation of migration flows is expressed visually and discursively within Hispanic and Lusophone cultures.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Sylvia Molloy, Albert Schweitzer Chair of Humanities at New York University.

Dr Juan Carlos Velasco, Instituto de Filosofía,  part of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).

Book launch of the collection of essays Londres y el liberalismo hispánico with the editors Dr Daniel Muñoz Sempere (King’s College London) and Dr Gregorio Alonso (University of Leeds)

With the support of:

King’s College London Graduate School Open Competition and Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies; la Oficina para Asuntos Culturales y Científicos, Embajada de España en Londres; and Wines from Spain

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