Sites of Power: The City of Granada as Cultural Icon

Event Date: 29 & 30 April 2011
The Latimer Room
Clare College, Cambridge


Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Modern & Medieval Languages Present:

Norman MacColl Symposium Easter Term 2011

Sites of Power: The City of Granada as Cultural Icon


Friday 29 April

Introduction by Elizabeth Drayson.

Opening address by Don José María Guadalupe Guerrero,
Concejal Delegado de Relaciones Internacionales, Ayuntamiento de Granada.

Dr Mercedes Castillo Ferreira (University of Jaén):
Música y contrarreforma en la abadía del Sacromonte de Granada

Dr Robert Irwin (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London):
Andalusia, the orientalist portal

MacColl Lecture:Professor Luis F. Bernabé Pons (University of Alicante):
Sólo Dios es vencedor: imágenes especulares de Granada y sus moriscos

Members of the Choir of Clare College perform a short concert of music from
Counter-Reformation Granada (n.b. in Clare College Chapel)

Saturday 30 April

Dr María Luisa García Valverde (University of Granada):
Religión y cultura en la Granada del Antiguo Régimen: La Abadía del Sacro Monte

Dr Tess Knighton (Clare College, University of Cambridge):
The road to Granada: royal ritual in and around the ‘Capilla Real’

Dr Amira Bennison (University of Cambridge):
The city as a site of power in the Islamic West: The Alhambra (Madīnatal-Ḥamrā’) of the Nasrids and New Fes (Madīnat al-Bayḍā’)

Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Drayson.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese would like to thank the Embassy of Spain Office
for Cultural and Scientific Affairs for their generous contribution to the sponsorship of this event
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