InAsa Workshops and Seminars

Democracy and Immigration: The Cases of Catalonia and Australia

The Centre for Australian and Transnational Studies (CEAT) at the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain is currently preparing the workshop Democracy and Immigration: The Cases of Catalonia and Australia. The workshop will take place on 30 and 31 May 2019 at the Aula Magna of the Letters Faculty at the Historical Building of the University at Plaça d’Universitat, downtown Barcelona.

The Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the UB has been committed to organising international conferences in the humanities in Spain and Australia together with a range of Australian academic institutions since 2000. With the Centre for Peace and Social Justice at Southern Cross University (SCU), NSW, the CEAT hosted the 2006 event Landscapes of Exile: Australia Once Perilous Now Safe, as well as the international congresses Food for Thought (2010), Pacific Solutions (2011), Looking Back to Look Forwards (2012) and Watershed (2014) at the University of Barcelona. The 2016 event, Go Between, In Between: Borders of Belonging, was co-hosted by The Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath at the University of Tasmania and The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Also in 2016, in July, a new annual conference cycle was successfully launched between the CEAT and the International Academic Forum IAFOR, the Asian-Pacific think tank based in Japan, with a back-to-back international and intercultural congress on City Studies and Global Studies at the Hotel Constanza in Barcelona, which contains an Australian strand. IAFOR also hosts our 2019 workshop after some of the workshop convenors presented a featured session on the political situation in Catalonia at the IAFOR 2018 conference in Barcelona, whose papers shall be published shortly in the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies.

The CEAT convenors aim to host the upcoming workshop, Democracy and Immigration: The Cases of Catalonia and Australia, in the same international, interdisciplinary spirit as these previous events and look forward to receiving you in Barcelona on 30 and 31 May 2019.


Isabel Alonso Breto (CEAT, UB)

Montserrat Camps i Gaset (CEAT, UB)

Martin Renes (CEAT, UB)