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Mary Vincent awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Mary Vincent  has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to the value of £95,051.  The project is entitled ‘Religious Violence in the Spanish Civil War: Iconoclasm and Crusade’ and runs for 24 months from 1 Sept 2017 to 31 August 2019.

More about the project:

The Spanish Civil War starkly revealed the patterns of assault and retribution that define religious violence. An anticlerical revolution took place within a conflict regarded by the other side as a crusade. More priests were killed than in the French Revolution and the scale of iconoclasm is still unquantified. Churches and images—seen as a locus of divine power—came under attack; retributive violence followed this assault on God. The case of Spain shows that modern religious conflict is not specific to jihad and provides an important counterpoint to work on non-European ‘communal’ violence.


75 years since the Spanish Civil War: Perspectives from the 21 Century


We are pleased to announce the above one-day interdisciplinary conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield, 28 March 2014 (see attached poster). This conference has received the support of the Economic History Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Herbert Hughes Memorial Trust and the Northern Hispanists Network.

The conference will take place at the Jessop West Exhibition Space, University of Sheffield from 9:30-18:00.

Attendance is free, however if you wish to join the conference for the day or part of it please register your interest (see below).

The conference will consist of:

–          Papers and discussion panels featuring academics working across British and Irish Universities from the fields of Archaeology, Hispanic Studies, History, Music and Politics. Panel topics: ‘Perspectives on Memory,’ ‘Perspectives on Exile’ and ‘Perspectives on War’

–          Poster exhibition of on-going research from International PGRs working in the field of Modern Spain, on-going at the University of Sheffield from 24 March

–          Video exhibition of ‘Female Voices from Franco’s Prisons,’ the result of a research project in Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield

–          Keynote lecture by Professor Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield)

For more information, including a full programme, directions and registration please visit:


or email: 75yearsscw@gmail.com