Program

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

9:30 RECEPTION OF PARTICIPANTS:

Cultural Center of Alicante. Caja Mediterráneo Foundation. 1, Dr. Gadea Av.

10: 00- 10:30 INAUGURAL ACT

Cultural Center of Alicante. Caja Mediterráneo Foundation

10: 30- 11:30 CONFERENCE: Historical and Democratic Memory in Spain and 1939 exile.

Speaker: Fernando Martínez López (Professor of Contemporanean History. Almeria University. Historical Memory G.D.)

Introducer: Juan Martínez Leal, historian

Cultural Center of Alicante. Caja Mediterráneo Foundation

11.30- 12:00 PAUSE / COFFEE

12: 00- 13:30 PANEL EXPERTS- 1: Interuniversity Chair of Historical and Democratic Memory

Speakers: Javier Navarro Navarro (University of Valencia); José Miguel Santacreu (University of Alicante) and Rosa Monlleó (Jaume I University)

Coordination: Mariano Sánchez Soler, journalist.

Cultural Center of Alicante. Caja Mediterráneo Foundation

16: 00-17: 15 ROUND TABLE – 1: Initiatives and actions of Spanish Autonomous Communities in the field of Restoration of the Historical and Democratic memory

Speakers: Manel Santana Morro, General Director of Participation and Democratic Memory of the Balearic Government; José Miguel Gastón, Director of the Memory Institut of Navarra; Aintzane Ezenarro, Directora de Gogora. Instituto de la Memoria, la Convivencia y los Derechos Humanos del País Vasco; y José García Añón, General Director of Democratic Reforms and access to Justice (Valencian Community).

Coordination: Isabel González, journalist.

Carpa Auditorium “Alicante Gaming”, Dock 12  Alicante Harbour.

17: 15- 18:30 ROUND TABLE – 2:  Municipal experiences of Restoration of the Historical and Democratic Memory

Speakers: Pablo Rosser (Alicante City Hall); Eduardo Pérez Arribas (Vila-real City Hall); Alfred Boluda (Xàtiva City Hall); and Eugeni J. de Manuel Rozalén (Coordinator of the City Hall Network for Historical Memory).

Coordination: Sonia Martín, journalist

Carpa Auditorium “Alicante Gaming”, Dock 12  Alicante Harbour.

18: 30- 18:45 PAUSE 

18: 45- 19:45 CONFERENCE: The Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship: History and Memory

Speaker: Julián Casanova (University of Zaragoza)

Introducer: Juan Ramón Gil, Content Head of Información Journal

Carpa Auditorium “Alicante Gaming”, Dock 12  Alicante Harbour.

FRIDAY, 29 MARCH

9:15 – 10:30 DIALOGUES ON THE REPRESSION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Speakers: Mónica Moreno Seco (University of Alicante) and Ana Aguado Higón (University of Valencia)

Coordination: Emilio Soler Pascual, historian.

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 401

10: 30-11: 45 DIALOGUES ON THE COMMISSIONS OF TRUTH: The right to truth, justice, reparation and to guarantees of non-repetition. The Truth Commission

SPEAKERS: Jaime Ruiz Reig (President of AMESDE and Platform for the Truth Commission), Cristina Almeida (lawyer, member of the Board of Directors of AMESDE) and José Antonio Martín Pallín (Magistrate Emeritus of the Supreme Court)

Coordination: José Luis Romero, lawyer

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 40

11: 40-12: 15 PAUSE / COFFEE

12: 15-13: 30 PANEL EXPERTS- 2:  THE REPRESSION OF FREE MASONRY

SPEAKERS: Bruno Vargas (Université Fédérale of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées), Vicent Sampedro Ramo (University of Valencia) and Manuel Según Alonso.

Coordination: Paloma Serrano, journalist

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 40

16: 30-18: 00 ROUND TABLE- 3:  The memorialist movement: current and prospective situation

Speakers: Bonifacio Sánchez (Representative of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory); Javier Moreno (President of the Forum for Memory Association); Chato Galante (State Coordinator of Support for the Argentine Complaint against crimes of Francoism, CEAQUA); and Rafael García Meseguer (Civic Commission of Alicante for the Recovery of Historical Memory / Alona Constant Lodge)

Coodination: Mar Iglesias, journalist

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 40

18: 00- 18:15 PAUSE / COFFEE

18: 15-19: 30 CONFERENCE: Juan Negrín, President of Republican Spain at the end of the Civil War

 Speaker: Carmen Negrín (Honorary President of the Juan Negrín Foundation).

Introducer: Mónica Moreno, historian

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 40

20:00 OFFICIAL CLOSURE OF THE MEETING

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; S. Fernando St., 40

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

9: 00- 18:00 GUIDED TOUR OF IMPORTANT SPANISH CIVIL WAR SITES IN THE ALICANTE AREA.

Guided tour of places linked to important events in Alicante and the Vinalopó areas.

Tour of the places of the Historical and Democratic Memory of the city of Alicante (Campo de los Almendros, Puerto,Mercado …). Tour continues to sites in the Vinalopó area (Positions Yuste and Dakar, Aerodrome and Interpretation Center of Fondó, Monòver …)

Lunch will be in the vicinity of Petrer.

Place of departure / return: Port of Alicante; service road next to Hotel Porta Maris

20:00 POETIC RECITAL

Introducer: Isabel Selfa

Speaker: Juan Carlos Mestre (poet and visual artist)

Dock no. 12 of the outer dock of the port (Volvo Zone)

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

12:00 PUBLIC MEETING IN THE PORT OF ALICANTE: TRIBUTE TO THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT AND WAR VICTIMS.

Introducer: Paloma Serrano, journalist

Speakers:

  • Javier Masiá, cellist of de OFUA (Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante and UA Quartet)
  • Representative of the Civic Commission of Alicante for the Recovery of Historical Memory.

· Sara Munsterhjelm, Vice Consul of the United Kingdom
· Alicia González, Stanbrook’s passenger

  • Víctor Díaz Cardiel, victim of Franco’s repression, imprisoned for 9 years during the dictatorship.
  • Juan Carlos Mestre, poet and visual artist.
  • Adolfo Celdrán, composer and singer.

Ceeling of the parking at the entrance of Muelle de Levante from Plaza del Mar, next to Bar Soho Mar.

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITION AT THE MEETING

The end of the civil war, repression and exile.

University of Alicante seat in downtown Alicante; Juana Francés Exhibition Room. 4, Ramón y Cajal St.

Exhibition organized to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the civil war, with the collaboration of the Civic Commission of Alicante for the Recovery of Historical Memory and the Archive of Democracy of the University of Alicante.

VISITS AVALAIBLE UNTIL APRIL, 12th.