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The Peripheral Identities project is concerned with issues related to the relationship between centre and periphery, and the conflict between memory and modernisation. The focus is on cultural production with special attention to literature, language and the arts.
For further information on the background to the project and the research interests of its founders please click here.
The first major event connected with the project was a conference on Peripheral Identities in the Iberian Context which was held at Lancaster on 30th & 31st March 2001. The proceedings from this conference form a special edition of the journal National Identities (volume 4, no. 3, November 2002). The editorial contains the philosophy and goals of the colloquium.
On 3rd July 2004, we hosted three special guest speakers, Lucia Graves, Matthew Tree and Miquel Berga. The theme of the event was the reciprocal exploration of Iberian and British cultures through memoirs. Further details of this event can be found here. Articles based on the papers given by Lucia Graves and Matthew Tree were published in the International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol. 18/1 (2005).
It is also our intention to broaden the project beyond the Iberian Peninsula, by establishing collaborative links with other active researchers throughout Europe who are also working on subjects relating to minority cultures and cultures in contact. Through further conferences and publications, we aim to bring new perspectives to issues surrounding cultural production and identity.
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