The 3rd E Allison Peers Symposium in Hispanic Studies will take place this Friday, 9th December, at the Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool.

After two successful events in 2009 (left) and 2010, this year’s Symposium has the theme Iberia’s Plural Cultures, Past and Present: Reflections on research-led teaching. There will be eleven speakers, taking in Basque, CatalanHispano-Muslim and Lusophone topics.


Stuart Davis (Cambridge): The Canon and its Canons: The Plurality of Hispanism in the Undergraduate Experience

 Mari José Olaziregi (Universidad del Pais Vasco / Instituto Etxepare): The Institutionalisation of Basque Literature, or the Long Way to the World Republic of Letters

This annual symposium, hosted by Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK since 2009, is named for Edgar Allison Peers (right, 1891-1952). Professor Peers was Gilmour Chair of Spanish at Liverpool for thirty years from 1922, founder of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and a pioneer of Spanish and Catalan Studies. He left a substantial bequest for the support of Hispanic Studies at Liverpool, which he stipulated was to be spent to promote the teaching of Spanish, and we are very grateful to him for enabling us to hold these exciting annual events.

For more information about this and past symposia, please visit the Peers Symposium website!