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Helen Graham – Crossing Borders:The Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation

Event Date: 30 June 2016 Wolfson 1 Institute of Historical Research Senate House Univerity of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Cañada Blanch Centre presents: Professor Helen Graham (RHUL) – Crossing Borders:The Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation For Europe, the Great War of 1914-18 famously ‘changed everything and nothing’. Empires had fallen, but established social hierarchies re-emerged, often …

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Helen Graham – Border Crossings: Thinking about the International Brigaders before and after Spain

3 December 2009 – The International Brigaders fought for the democratic Republic during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), later forming the core of early World War II Resistance movements. This lecture explores their origins in the broader history of the 20th century European diaspora; their significance as the antithesis of Hitler’s New Order; and their lives of perpetual border-crossing as a definition of dynamic social change.