Webinar ‘Back to the Future: A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Catalan Politics of Identity-Building since 1978' (The 98th ICREA Colloquium)
Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Matthias M. Tischler, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Dr. Daniel Wimmer, from the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)
When: 25th of January 2022, 18:00 h
The colloquium offers two papers of 30 min contrasting the scientific/educative and the social/political developments of Catalonia since 1978 with the common, but multi-disciplinary focus on strategies of identity building in the Catalan society of the post-Franco period. While Tischler’s paper will deal with Catalan medievalism in the mirror of national and international large scale projects since the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and scientific congresses and exhibitions since the 1980s, Wimmer’s paper will be engaged in the more recent developments of Catalan public and private education, media activities, and literary production between ‘nationalism’ and ‘globalism’. The common point of both papers will be an analysis of the risks and chances of shaping Catalonia’s future as a ‘proper nation’ within the networks of European and global scientific research and socio-political identity building.
The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.
Webinar ‘COVID-19 and children: Understanding child-derived transmission to design re-schooling recommendations' (The 97th ICREA Colloquium)
Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Quique Bassat, from the Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal), and Prof. Clara Prats, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
When: 9th of November, 18:00 h
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected very mildly children and teenagers, with -fortunately- very little severe disease and deaths. However, the indirect consequences of the pandemic have been extraordinarily harsh for the youngest ones, having suffered the strictest and longest lockdown, something that has led to educational challenges and in many cases profound mental health consequences. One of the reasons for such an unequal treatment of children lies on the initial belief (no longer valid) that children could act as superspreaders of the virus, as it occurs with other respiratory viruses.
In this talk, Clara Prats (physicist and modeler of infectious diseases) and Quique Bassat (pediatrician and epidemiologist) will dialogue regarding the research that was needed to assess and evaluate transmission to and from children, and the role kids have played during this pandemic. This will also include a debate on whether vaccination of younger children will be needed, in the current epidemiological context, and when we think masks and other preventive measures can be relaxed in schools (and elsewhere).
The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.
Book presentation by Santiago Zabala and Josep Ramoneda
ICREA Research Professor Santiago Zabala and Prof. Josep Ramoneda will present the book ‘Sin ataduras. La libertad en la época de los hechos alternativos’.
The event will be held on the 8th of November 2021 at 19h. Please click here for further information.
Conference ‘Understanding Our Climate Emergency Through Art And Aesthetics’
ICREA Research Professor Santiago Zabala and Prof. Isabel Valverde, both from the UPF, organize the conference ‘Understanding Our Climate Emergency Through Art And Aesthetics’.
This event will be held on the 21st and 22nd of October 2021 from. Please click here for further information.