The local focus on this village is considered in relation to the wider national context, and findings are relevant to the broader experience of the War in rural Spain. These experiences are characterised by the repressive practices that emerged amongst relatives, friends and neighbours in small communities. In addition, we present a critical contribution to the literature on this period, including the experiences of women in the anti-fascist struggle, the socio-economic conditions of the time, and the Agrarian Reform.
Dr Sanz-Sabido and Professor Price have co-organised the panel ‘'Memory and Ideology in the Spanish Civil War’, which has been presented in two academic events and as a public event during the Cultural Exchanges week in Leicester (20 February 2014), also featuring presentations by Professor David Deacon (Loughborough University) and Lee Solomon, who recounted his memories of the life and work of the trade unionist and International Brigader Jack Jones.
We have submitted a bid for a British Academy Small Grant and we are currently awaiting the outcome. The project findings will continue to be disseminated through knowledge exchange events and conference presentations, a monograph authored by Dr Sanz-Sabido and, with Professor Price, a peer-reviewed journal article.