Association of Hispanists News

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Born Global findings published

The British Academy published the findings of its Born Global project on 31 March 2016. The project examines foreign language needs for employment, employers’ attitudes to languages and how languages are used in the workplace for different purposes. The Born Global website provides access to evidence from a range of new research, both quantitative and qualitative, including a nationally representative… Read more


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AHGBI Development Fund

The Association marked its 60th anniversary at a wonderful conference at the University of Exeter in April 2015. Like all landmark moments, this was an opportunity to reflect on the past, but also to look forward to what we might be able to achieve together in the future. In recent years, and with the support… Read more


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Dorothy Sherman Severin Scholarship awarded

The Fellowship, awarded annually by the AHGBI and WISPS (Women in Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies), is aimed at early-career researchers in Luso-Hispanic Studies (broadly understood) in the UK and Ireland. The Fellowship provides a grant and access to an academic mentor. The 2016-17 Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Rebecca Ogden for her project ‘The “digital detox”:… Read more


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Red Europea de Asociaciones de Hispanistas created

The AHGBI has joined the new “Red Europea de Asociaciones  de Hispanistas (REAH)” formed at a meeting of the Société des Hispanistes Français (University of Lyon, June 2014), to which all the major European Hispanist Associations were invited: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Benelux. In the photo: participants in the Lyon meeting. The… Read more


AHGBI Visiting International Fellowships

The Association invites applications for the 2016-17 round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme, designed to encourage the internationalization of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies in the UK and Ireland. The awards enable outstanding Hispanists based at overseas universities to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions. The emphasis is on collaboration and on the diffusion of… Read more


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AHGBI becomes a charity

The UK Charity Commission confirmed in August 2014 that the Association’s application for registered charity status had been approved. This will allow us to claim Gift Aid on subscriptions and other donations, paving the way for exciting new initiatives to promote and support Hispanism, such as a 60th anniversary appeal, a mentoring scheme and an International Fellowship… Read more


Banner photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca (Mexico), by Clive Griffin