The study of the historical links between USA and Spain is of vital importance for the social sciences and the humanities. These present and future of these two countries is marked and determined by unbreakable cultural and economic ties. The current globalising trends cannot be understood or analyzed outside of the framework of these connections.
The Instituto Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalà, the Citiy College of New York Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Instituto Cervantes New York seek papers from a broad arrange of disciplines and areas of study with a special emphasis in interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between USA and Spain.
The main goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to these topics, to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The conference will be organized in sections with different section coordinators. Papers on the following topics will be prioritized:
1. Colonial & Post Colonial Studies. Coordinator: Juan Carlos Mercado.
2. Education and Cultural Links. Coordinator: Lorenzo Delgado.
3. Foreign Policy. Coordinator: Rosa Pardo.
4. Science & Technology. Coordinator: Santiago López.
5. Economics & Global firms. Coordinator: Julio Tascón & Misael Arturo López-Zapico.
6. Military Relations. Coordinator: Federico Aznar. Common strategies and the Spanish army inclusion into the transatlantic framework
9-11 April 2015
Alcalà de Henares, Madrid