First Identicat Conference

The Miration Issue: Galicia as a Case Study

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2023

Polivalente Room, Building U, Can Jaumandreu, Perú 52 St., 08035 Barcelona – UOC

Human beings migrate. From the origin of the species to the present day, this has been an unalterable trait. Whether for economic, political, professional or personal reasons, human flows have spread to the farthest corner of the Earth – and now we are talking about Mars – and are still maintained today, impacting both the societies of origin and destination. In Catalonia, these individual and collective movements have generated sustained interest over time, with approaches from fields as diverse as demography, sociolinguistics, literature, history, sociology, economics or cultural studies. This thematic transversality fully coincides with the interdisciplinarity of our Consolidated Research Group, justifying the focus of the First Identicat Conference, based on the case study of another community closely linked to the migration issue: Galicia.

Galicia, “Celtic”, Iberian… and transatlantic nation” by Ramón Villares (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Rural depopulation and repopulation: a Galician perspective through Ninguén queda (2022) by Brais Lamela and As bestas (2022) by Rodrigo Sorogoyen” by Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (Bangor University)

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