College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Madrid 1900-1936: una ruptura cultural Transformación urbana y conflicto por la modernidad

Madrid 1900-1936: una ruptura cultural Transformación urbana y conflicto por la modernidad

Jan 8, 2018 4:00 PM to Jan 8, 2018 5:00 PM at CLA Building, Heritage Room, 8th Floor

Prof. Rubén Pallol, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, will give a talk on the urban and cultural landscape of Madrid during the years preceding the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). This talk will survey key strategies and cultural ruptures in the transformation of the urban landscape of the Spanish capital both as a site of modernity and resistance. The event will be conducted in Spanish.

Rubén Pallol is a professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he is also a member of the research team Espacio, Sociedad y Cultura en la Edad Contemporánea. He has also taught internationally at Universitè Paris IV-Sorbonne, France, and at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Santiago de Chile, as well as at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also teaches at the Spanish university programs of Carleton College and Dartmouth College in Madrid.

A specialist in urban history, cultural history, and intellectual history, he is the author of the following books: El Ensanche Norte. Chamberí, 1860-1931. Un Madrid moderno (2015) and Una ciudad sin límites. Transformación urbana, cambio social y despertar político en Madrid (1860-1875) (2013). He has also written in collaboration El Ensanche de Madrid. Historia de una capital (2008) and La universidad nacionalcatólica. La reacción antimoderna (Dykinson, 2014). He has also edited the collective monographs: Inmigrantes en la ciudad (2017), La sociedad urbana en España, 1900-1936 (2017) and Los intelectuales y la dictadura franquista. Cultura y poder en España de 1939 a 1975 (2014).