Lecture: The present-day relevance of the Spanish Civil War and its victims

Tuesday 14 January, 12pm

UCD Lifelong Learning  Taster Lecture series

Speaker: Dr Chiara Tedaldi, UCD.

This lecture will discuss the recent removal of Francisco Franco’s remains from the Valley of the Fallen (24 Oct. 2019) with a view to highlighting the symbolic importance of this event and how it is connected to current debates on the Spanish Civil War. It will also examine the reasons behind the construction of the basilica and the role of the Catholic Church in the framing of the conflict as a “crusade”. 

For list of lifelong learning courses starting in January, check here

 
NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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