Event Title

The Final Colony: Catalanism in the Context of the Disaster of 1898

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Room E105, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 12:00 PM

Description

The open expression of Catalan nationalism has grown at an unprecedented rhythm. Three hundred years after Catalunya lost its independence in 1714, the region is once again seeking sovereignty. Parallel to this growth in regional nationalism, the central government in Madrid has strengthened its grip on the region. Even though this vigilance toward Catalunya has been institutionalized throughout the chapters of Iberian and Spanish history, Catalan nationalism, which forms a part of Catalanism, has appeared in more contexts than ever since the beginning of the 21st century. Without a doubt, the beginnings of the nationalist movement of Catalunya and Catalanism, which birthed the contemporary Catalan independence movement, remain in the 19th century. This investigation will postulate links between the historical events of the 19th century – above all the Disaster of 1898 and Spain’s self-obsession – and the contemporary fight for Catalan independence.

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Apr 12th, 11:00 AM Apr 12th, 12:00 PM

The Final Colony: Catalanism in the Context of the Disaster of 1898

Room E105, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The open expression of Catalan nationalism has grown at an unprecedented rhythm. Three hundred years after Catalunya lost its independence in 1714, the region is once again seeking sovereignty. Parallel to this growth in regional nationalism, the central government in Madrid has strengthened its grip on the region. Even though this vigilance toward Catalunya has been institutionalized throughout the chapters of Iberian and Spanish history, Catalan nationalism, which forms a part of Catalanism, has appeared in more contexts than ever since the beginning of the 21st century. Without a doubt, the beginnings of the nationalist movement of Catalunya and Catalanism, which birthed the contemporary Catalan independence movement, remain in the 19th century. This investigation will postulate links between the historical events of the 19th century – above all the Disaster of 1898 and Spain’s self-obsession – and the contemporary fight for Catalan independence.