Welcome to this new blog about the history of Anglo-Iberian relations, and many thanks for following. In the coming weeks and months we will be providing you with information about the launch of a new biennial conference and a new interdisciplinary academic-heritage network, both of which will explore the field of Anglo-Iberian relations.
Our first conference, Anglo-Iberian Relations, 1500-1850 (#AIR2015), will be held in Mértola, Portugal, 9-11 April 2015.
At this conference we will launch the network, Anglo-Iberian Relations, from the Medieval to the Modern.
Both the conference and the network aim to facilitate discussion, networking and collaboration between academics and heritage professionals from different disciplines and linguistic backgrounds, and at all levels of research, from students to established scholars.
#AIR also aims to undertake outreach with local communities. #AIR2015 is working in partnership with Porto Editoria to run a competition with the local school in Mértola. Children at the school have spent this term researching the history of relations between England and Portugal. Their work has just been submitted and we will be sharing some of their entries with you in the coming weeks. Suffice to say, their work is amazing! We are grateful to Porto Editoria for their generous sponsorship and interest in our outreach activities. More information about other sponsors will follow soon.
The preliminary programme for #AIR2015 can be found at http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/13324 and registration details will be made available in early January 2015.