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Welcome to my blog.  This is where I ponder all things European, while the world changes around us.

Welcome to my blog.  This is where I ponder all things European, while the world changes around us.

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I am a Lecturer in European and Global Studies, currently working at Nottingham Trent University.

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Contested historical memory in Nottingham

In the previous post, I highlighted the importance of memorial plaques – often taken for granted and passed by – in reclaiming suppressed histories and reasserting identity.  As an afterthought, I want to highlight one small way in which these struggles are still being reflected closer to home, in Nottingham – showing that the contentious …

‘Busco a mi hija …’: the scandal of the niños robados

In the 2006 film El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), set in the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, a Francoist captain has his newborn child taken from his arms by the some of the last remaining maquis (Republican resistance guerrillas).  Ordering them to tell the child how his father died, he is simply …

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Contact: heather.watkins@ntu.ac.uk