Lorna ARROYO JIMÉNEZ
Spain, Universidad Internacional de la RiojaDoctor in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Jaume I de Castellón and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Her scientific research focuses on the history and theory of the image. Her most important research work is a study on the work of photojournalist Gerda Taro. She teaches Communication Sciences at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja and at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, where she is currently Professor of postdoctoral management, conservation and dissemination of photographic archives.
France, Université Toulouse II – Jean Jaurès/CNRS
Jean-François Berdah is a historian and has been a senior lecturer at the Université Toulouse-2 Jean Jaurès since 1998 and a researcher at the FRAMESPA laboratory (France, America, Spain. Societies, Powers, Actors) (Toulouse II / CNRS). He was also the co-founder of the journal Diasporas in 2002 and of the Nordic Historical Review (Revue d’Histoire Nordique), of which he is currently co-director. His field of research is the contemporary history of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially that of Spain, to which he devoted his doctoral thesis, published under the title La Démocratie assassinée. La République espagnole et les grandes puissances, 1931-1939 (Paris, 2000. Spanish translation in 2002). His latest research, within the framework of HDR, focuses on the comparative history of the peripheries of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
France, Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle (IR CNRS)
Paul Boulland is a historian at the Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle (IR CNRS) and co-director of the biographical dictionary of the labor/social movement (Le Maitron). He is a specialist in the social history of communism and trade unionism. He is the author of the book Des vies en rouge. Militants, cadres et dirigeants du PCF (1944-1981) (Editions de l’Atelier, 2016).
Spain, Universidad Carlos III de MadridLaura Branciforte is a Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and holds a PhD in Human Sciences. Her research interests include gender studies and the diplomatic and cultural relations between Spain and Italy. She is the author of Donne in onda nel ventennio fascista tra modernità e tradizione (1924-1939) (2018); El Socorro Rojo Internacional en España. Relatos de la solidaridad antifascista (1923-1939) (2011). She co-directed with Rocío Orsi the works La guillotina del poder, Plaza y Valdés (2015); Ritmos contemporáneos. Género, política y sociedad en los siglos XIX y XX (2013) and Las relaciones político-culturales entre España e Italia en el segundo franquismo (2013).
Jesús CANO REYES
Spain, Universidad Complutense de MadridJesús Cano Reyes is a Doctor of Hispanic-American literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he also works as a teacher. He has participated in many international conferences and has published articles on subjects such as the literary chronicle and the editors of HispanicAmerican “cartoneros” . In recent years, he has specialized in the literary repercussions of the Spanish Civil War and for that he has made research trips to Chile and Cuba. He notably co-directed the volumes Chile y la guerra civil española. La voz de los intelectuales (with Matías Barchino, 2013), and Cuba y la guerra civil española. La voz de los intelectuales (with Niall Binns and Ana Casado Fernández, 2015), and he wrote La imaginación incendiada. Corresponsales hispanoamericanos en la Guerra Civil Española (2017).
Diego GASPAR CELAYA
Spain, Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) de MadridDiego Gaspar Celaya has a doctorate in history and is a contract teacher-researcher at the University of Alcalà (Madrid). His research is devoted to Spanish exile in France as a result of the Spanish Civil War, and to the study of the history and memory of foreign participation (especially Spanish) in the Resistance in France from a transnational perspective. He recently published: ” Premature Resisters». Spanish Contribution to the French National Defence Campaign in 1939/1940 » (Journal of Modern European History Vol.16|2018/2) and “La guerra continua. Voluntarios españoles al servicio de la Francia libre 1940-1945 » (Marcial Pons, 2015)”, his latest monograph. Currently, Dr. Gaspar is working on a new monograph (Marcial Pons) devoted, this time, to the revisited study of the history and memory of “La Nueve” and her men.
France, membre de l'ACERA member of the French veterans association ACER, Ramon Chicharro is the coordinator of the « Encyclopédie des Brigades Internationales, volontaires français et immigrés en Espagne (1936-1939)” in Wikipedia. (www.brigadesinternationales.fr)
Valentin Cionini obtained a Master’s degree from the Université de Provence in 2008. He focuses his research on the international network “Solidarité Internationale Antifasciste” and upon the humanitarian relief given to Spanish libertarians by the international anarchist movement. He is a teacher of History and Geography at high-school level and he has published “Solidarité Internationale Antifasciste”, Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 7, 3|2011 (online).
France, Université de Rouen-Normandie- ERIACRobert S. Coale is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the Université de Rouen-Normandie and a member of the research group ERIAC. His main area of study is contemporary Spanish history, especially the Spanish Civil War, the Spanish Loyalist exile of 1939 to France and the participation of Spanish Loyalists in World War II . He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in New York since 2000.
Seran DE LEED
Holland, Associate Fellow at ICCTSeran de Leed is a historian who works as an independent researcher and associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) on the topic of women and political violence. She has carried out several studies for different institutions, including the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism (NCTV) and the policy department for citizens’ rights and constitutional affairs – a committee on women’s rights and equality of the European Parliament. For the online platform “ Dutch volunteers in the Spanish Civil War” of the Institute for Social History (ISH) in Amsterdam, she wrote the biographies of Dutch women who travelled to the Spanish Republic, mostly as nurses. She is currently writing a book on Lie Alma-Heijnen, who was actively involved in several antifascist committees in the 1930s, including the ‘Commissie Hulp aan Spanje’ (Committee for Relief for Spain) and the Dutch branch of the World Women’s Committee against War and Fascism (WVC), which she chaired from 1937 to 1939.
France, film-maker and reporterBénédicte Delfaut is a documentary film-maker and has a passion for History. She gives priority to the testimony of those who made history, such as the survivors of the concentration camp for women that was opened in France in 1940. Her career as a former journalist at TF1, where she covered international events as a foreign correspondent abroad, as well as political or social events in France, has sharpened her curiosity. She is the managing director of the production company Mischia. https://www.mischia.fr
France, LIED - Université Paris Diderot, association pour le Souvenir de Rieucros
Michèle Descolonges is a sociologist and the author of several books, such as Qu’est-ce qu’un métier ? (PUF, 1996), Vertiges technologiques (La Dispute, 2002), Des travailleurs à protéger. L’action collective au sein de la sous-traitance (Hermann, 2011). She is an associate researcher at LIED (Université Paris Diderot ), and a member of the editorial board of the journal Ecologie&Politique.
For three years, she has been conducting research on the Rieucros (Lozère) internment camp. She is a member of the memorial society “Pour le souvenir du camp de Rieucros”.
Lorenzo DE SABBATA
Italia, EHESS CRHLorenzo De Sabbata is a PhD student in History at EHESS and his work focuses mainly on the memory of the Italian armed struggle of the 1970s. He has participated in the project of a biographical database on Italian volunteers in the Spanish Civil War “Oggi in Spagna , domani in Italia”. He also collaborates with the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia – ISIG.
Switzerland, Maison de l’histoire – Université de Genève
Sébastien Farré is an Assistant in the Department of History at the University of Geneva. In 2005, he defended a thesis entitled La Suisse et l’Espagne de Franco. De la Guerre civile à la mort du dictateur, published by Antipodes (2006). He has been a visiting scholar in the Department of History at Columbia University (New York) and at the Modern European History Research Center at Oxford University. His work focuses on the history of humanitarian work, the world wars, contemporary Spain and immigration to Switzerland. He was hired in the summer of 2016 as the executive director of the Maison de l’Histoire.
France, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail
France, EHESS - CETOBaC UMR 8032
France/Spain, Lycée français de MadridYves Hess is a teacher of History and Geography at the Lycée Français de Madrid. On the occasion of the Portraits d’Europe platform set up by AEFE in 2017, he was at the origin, together with Valérie Zylbersztein and Sven Tuytens, of the educational project called Destins Individuels and of the documentary Résister au Tyran, which center around the different aspects of the historical memory of young high-school students. He is very keen on microhistory linked to family memories.
Isabella, Charlotte, Armella and Raoul
France/Spain, Lycée français de MadridRaoul, Charlotte, Carmela and Isabella are students at the Lycée Français de Madrid and have diverse backgrounds . Their views on the engagement of women volunteers in Spain and their own family histories fed the documentary Résister au Tyran.
France, LaSSP- IEP de ToulouseCélia Keren is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at Sciences Po Toulouse and a member of the Laboratoire des sciences sociales du politique (LaSSP). She is interested in the mobilisations that are at the interface between politics and humanitarianism, especially concerning the aid to children . Her thesis, entitled “L’évacuation et l’accueil des enfants espagnols en France. Cartographie d’une mobilisation transnationale (1936-1940)” was defended in 2014 at EHESS under the direction of Laura Lee Downs and will be published by Anamosa. Her future projects focus on the role of labor solidarity practices in the genesis of the repertoire of humanitarian action during the first half of the 20th century.
Germany, KFSRAnita Kochnowski is the daughter of the German veteran of the International Brigades Adolf Preissler. After studying in Schwerin (GDR), she worked as an educator in a children’s home and then as a school nurse in Wittenberg. She is a member of the Die Linke party and of its direction in Wittenberg, and she once was a member of parliament. She is a member of the Association of the Victims of Fascism Vereinigung der Verfolgten of the Naziregimes — Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten (VVN / BdA), and of the Association of the German antifascist veterans of Spain Kämpfer und Freunde der Spanischen Republik (KFSR). She co-wrote with her sister Ingrid Schiborowski the book called Frauen und der Spanische Krieg 1936-1939 – eine biographische Dokumentation (Berlin, 2016).
France, Université de BourgogneCorentin Lahu holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary History and another one in Archival Sciences. After participating in the research program of ANR Paprik@2F (the realization of a digital portal on the archives of communism in France), he became an archivist to the French Communist Party in 2017. As a PhD student, he is also working on a thesis about the French section of the International Red Aid.
Hervé Lemesle holds an Agrégation diploma in History and Geography and a PhD in History. He is the author of a thesis called Des Yougoslaves engagés au XXe siècle. Itinéraires de volontaires en Espagne républicaine, which he defended in 2011 at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, under the direction of Michel Dreyfus. His latest publication is “Voyager en Yougoslavie dans les années trente : des perceptions plurielles d’un régime autoritaire”, in Olivier Dard, Emmanuel Mattiato, Christophe Poupault and Frédéric Sallée (dir.), .), Voyager dans les Etats autoritaires et totalitaires de l’Europe de l’entre-deux-guerres : confrontations aux régimes, perception des idéologies et comparaisons, Chambéry, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, 2017, pp. 143-162.
Italia, Università di Pisa
Graduated in Contemporary History (University of Pise – EPHE, Paris) with a thesis on the iconography of violence in the French illustrated press (1890-1910), Erica Grossi holds a PhD in European Cultural Studies (University of Palermo – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3). Her dissertation focused on the Italian and European photo albums of the Great War. She was awarded a post-doc fellowship by the Fondazione Feltrinelli in Milan and authored several academic articles. In the last two years she has been involved as a researcher in the project «Oggi in Spagna, domani in Italia» a biographical database of Italian antifascist fighters in Spain (Parri Institute – AICVAS, Milano).
Austria, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Renée Lugschitz is a researcher at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences/Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt, and at the journalism research institution Medienhaus in Vienna , Austria. She holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Vienna (1995), and has been working for many years as a journalist in Austria, Spain and Germany. Currently, Renée Lugschitz is working on her thesis Foreign female journalists in the Spanish Civil War: The role and experience of the first female war correspondents, their perception and coverage of the conflict at the University Miguel Hernández in Elche, Spain. Her research focuses on the Spanish Civil War, the history of journalism, gender and the media. In 2012, she published her book Spanienkämpferinnen. Ausländische Frauen im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg which was awarded the Bruno-Kreisky-Anerkennungspreis for political books.
France, director of the Médiathèque du Perreux-sur-MarneAlexandre Massipe grew up in La Seyne-sur-Mer. In February 2010, he defended his doctoral thesis in Aesthetics and Art Sciences at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne , entitled “S’engager aux côtés de la classe ouvrière pour « changer la vie » : 1919-1939“, under the direction of Marc Jimenez. He has been a senior lecturer at Paris I since 2011. He has been in charge of the Multimedia Center of Le Perreux-sur-Marne since January 2017.
France, Université de Toulouse-Jean JaurèsMaëlle Maugendre is a school librarian in Seine–Saint-Denis, and she has defended a History thesis devoted to Spanish women refugees in France between 1939 and 1942. She has also worked on the Vernet d’Ariège camp and is now doing research on the anarchist women involved in armed struggles in Spain in the 1920s .
France, IRHIS-Université de Lille IIIPierre Outteryck has an Agrégation diploma in History and is a member of IRHiS (Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion, laboratoire universitaire de Lille 3). Among others, he has written a book called Martha Desrumaux. Une femme du Nord, ouvrière, syndicaliste, déportée, féministe (Le Geai Bleu éditions, 2009).
Spain, Universidad Complutense de MadridLinda Palfreeman is a Professor in the Departamento de Humanidades at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, in Elche (Spain). Her main field of research is the history of medicine and the administration of medical assistance and other humanitarian aid in times of war, especially during the Spanish Civil War. This has led to various publications and to her participation in seminars, conferences and other events at national and international level. She is currently a member of a research project funded by the Regional Government of Valencia, which focuses on the humanitarian assistance administered by the Society of Friends (Quakers) during the Spanish civil war.
USA, FFALBNancy Phillips is the cousin of Paul Wendorf, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, who fought in the battles of Jarama, Brunete and the Ebro Offensive. He was killed on the infamous Hill 666 in the SierraPandols in August 1938. She has worked with FFALB for several years, and has represented FFALB at numerous international events. She has a special interest in building international solidarity with other organizations that honor the International Brigades. She is a retired attorney who lives in the southwest United States. FFALB was founded in 2007 to carry on the activist traditions of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. It consists mostly of relatives of the Lincolns– widows, daughters, sons, cousins, nephews– and other supporters. Its founding principles are to keep alive the Lincolns’ distinguished history of political activism; to mold that activism around the values of peace, internationalism, social and economic justice, antifascism , antiracism , civil rights and civil liberties; and to ensure that this activism continues on to further generations.
Spain, AABIIsabel Pinar holds a BA degree in political science and sociology. She was at the initiative of the construction of the monuments dedicated to the International Brigades in Madrid (Ciudad Universitaria) and Rivas. She was once president of the Asociacion de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI), which perpetuates in Spain the memory of the foreign and Spanish members of the International Brigades.
France, Centre Georges Chevrier (UMR 7366 CNRS-uB)
A research engineer at the Université de Bourgogne, Morgan Poggioli is a Doctor in Contemporary History and associate researcher at the Centre Georges Chevrier. His research focuses on French trade unionism in the interwar period. His main object of study remains the CGT of the Popular Front – the subject of his thesis – but the other unions (CGTU, CGT-SR, CFTC, CSPF) also fall within his field of investigation. Among other books , he has published: “A travail égal, salaire égal” ? La CGT et les femmes au temps du Front populaire, Dijon, Editions Universitaires de Dijon, 2012 ; and ” La CGT et la guerre d’Espagne (1936-1939)”, Cahiers de l’IHS-CGT, n°102, juin 2007, Montreuil, pp. 6-11.
Josep PUIGSECH FARRAS
Spain, Universidad Autónoma de BarcelonaJosep Puigsech Farràs is a Professor in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He is a specialist in the communist movement in Spain, and especially in Catalonia, in the first half of the twentieth century , both from the point of view of the Communist International and from that of the International Brigades, the Soviet diplomacy and the impact of the 1917 October Revolution . He received the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado from UAB in 2006. He has published the following works: “La Revolució Russa i Catalunya” ; “Falsa Leyenda del Kremlin. El consulado y la USSR en la Guerra Civil Española”; “Entre Franco y Stalin. El difícil itinerario de los comunistas en Cataluña, 1936-1949” ; and “Nosaltres, els comunistes catalans. El PSUC i la Internacional Comunista durant la Guerra Civil”.
Italy, Istituti di Storia del Movimento di Liberazione in Italia, AICVAS
Marco Puppini is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Contemporanea Spagna magazine and vicepresident of the Associazione italiana combattenti volontari antifascisti di Spagna. He has taught at the University of Trieste and is also a researcher at the Istituto di Storia del Movimento di Liberazione in Italia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia). His recent works include Volontari italiani e sloveni dalla Venezia Giulia nelle Brigate Internazionali in Spagna, in the acts of the Symposium Slovenci v Španski Državljanski Vojni of Koper (Slovenia, 2010) and he has co-edited with Augusto Cantaluppi Ebro 1938. No Pasarán. I Garibaldini caduti nella battaglia dell’Ebro, Milán, Aicvas, 2011, and “Non avendo mai preso un fucile tra le mani ». Antifasciste italiane alla guerra civile spagnola, Milán, Aicvas, 2014, which was translated into Spanish in 2016.
France, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF)Anne Renoult is an archivist-paleographer and obtained a PhD in Contemporary History from the IEP of Paris, devoted to journalist Andrée Viollis (1870-1950), under the direction of Jean-François Sirinelli in 2012. Since July 2010, she has been a curator at the Rare Books Reserve Department of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
France, CNRS, CRH-GEIÉlodie Richard is a Research Fellow in Contemporary History (CNRS) and the co-leader of the Groupe d’études ibériques of the Centre de recherches historiques (EHESS). Her work focuses on the history of government science, political ideologies, law and public policy in the fields of family, assistance and social welfare, in both France and Spain in the contemporary period (19th-20th centuries).
France, Université Paris NanterreAnna Rojas is a PhD student in Romance Languages, Literature and Civilization (Spanish) at the Université Paris Nanterre. Her research focuses on the exile of Republican Spaniards and their participation in the publishing circles of Argentina, as well as on the meeting between Spanish and Latin American intellectuals, cultural exchanges and the idea of Hispanity. A former student at Ecole Normale Supérieure and the holder of an Agrégation diploma in Spanish, she teaches and gives Spanish translation classes to BA students at the Université Paris Nanterre.
France, Secrétaire générale de l’ACERClaire Rol-Tanguy is the daughter of Henri Rol-Tanguy, who was an officer in the 14th “La Marseillaise” International Brigade of French speakers , and then became a prominent member of the Resistance in France and its leader in the Ile-de-France region. In August 1944, he was the military leader of the insurrection of the Parisians which preceded the liberation of the city. Claire Rol-Tanguy now works to promote the memory of the volunteers in Spain within the Association des Amis des Combattants en Espagne Républicaine.
Ingrid Schiborowski is the daughter of the German veteran of the International Brigades Adolf Preissler. After studying at the Naval Academy, , she worked as a shorthand typist. She was a member of the Armed Forces of GDR and then a civil servant at Boizenburg City Hall. She was once a political adviser to the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED) regional office in Hagenow. She is a member of the Association of the Victims of Fascism Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten (VVN / BdA) and of the Association of the German antifascist veterans of Spain Kämpfer und Freunde der Spanischen Republik (KFSR). She co-wrote with her sister Anita Kochnowski the book Frauen und der Spanische Krieg 1936-1939 – eine biographische Dokumentation (Berlin, 2016).
France, Secours Populaire Français
Henriette Steinberg is the Secretary General of the Board of Directors of the Secours Populaire Français, a famous french NGO.
France, Historian, author of L'Espoir guidait leur pas (Grasset, 1999)
Rémi Skoutelsky is a recognized specialist in the International Brigades and has written many books on the subject, particularly on French volunteers. His pioneering work L’Espoir guidait leur pas (Grasset, 1999) has just been reissued. He is also the co-author with Michel Lefebvre of the book Brigades Internationales–Images retrouvées (Seuil, 2003). He is currently completing the preparation of a book on the representations of the female combatant.
France, PhD student at EPHE
Édouard Sill has just completed a doctoral thesis in Contemporary History entitled “Le phénomène de volontariat international combattant durant la guerre civile espagnole (1936-1938)”, under the direction of Gilles Pécout. He is currently completing the drafting of a guide to the International Brigades’ archives and a book on foreign women in international volunteering in Spain, with special emphasis on the commitment of couples . Edouard Sill is the author of a number of works on foreign volunteers during the Spanish Civil War, and he specializes in the volunteers’ involvement during the 20th century as an eminently cultural and political topic. He is also working on the relationship between social movements and military culture. ephe.academia.edu/Edouardsill https://www.facebook.com/SillEdouard
France, Université Paris Nanterre CRIIA, EA 369Allison Taillot has an Agrégation diploma in Spanish and she is a Senior Lecturer in the LEA Department at the Université Paris Nanterre. She is also a member of the Centre de Recherches Ibériques et Ibéro-Américaines (CRIIA, EA 369-Études Romanes). As a specialist in the history of women intellectuals during the war in Spain, she has published her dissertation as a book entitled Les intellectuelles européennes et la guerre d’Espagne. De l’engagement personnel à la défense de la République espagnole (Les Presses, 2016). She has been coordinating with Christine Lavail the Atelier sur l’Histoire des Femmes dans l’Aire Hispanique Contemporaine (AHFAHC) since 2014. She recently coordinated an issue of the review Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps (La contemporaine, Nanterre) devoted to the engagement of intellectuals during the Spanish Civil War.
France, Université Paris NanterreEva Touboul is a lecturer in the civilization ofcontemporary Spain at Paris Nanterre University. Her research focuses on the heterodox definitions of the Spanish nation in the 20th century and on the place of civilization in the teaching of Spanish in France. She is a member of the Centre de Recherches Ibériques et Ibéro-Américaines (CRIIA) of the Université Paris Nanterre.
Belgium, journalist and film-makerSven Tuytens is the author of the book Las Mamás belgas, a biography of a group of Jewish women from Belgium who were volunteers during the Spanish Civil War, and he has made several documentaries about the International Brigades, including Las Mamás belgas in 2016, and Résister au Tyran in 2017, which was an integral part of a teaching project in cooperation with Valérie Zylbersztein and Yves Hess, both teachers at the Lycée Français de Madrid. He is also a member of the collective Brunete en la Memoria in Madrid, which works on Spanish historical memory.
France, Université Paris NanterreHéloïse Vian has an Agrégation diploma in Spanish and has been teaching at high-school level since 2010. She holds a Master 2 degree in Romance Studies from the Université Toulouse II Le Mirail and she is currently preparing a PhD under the direction of Ms. Caroline Lepage at the Université Paris Nanterre, entitled “Continuité et discontinuité dans l’œuvre de Gabriel García Márquez“.
France, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne- CHSCharlotte Vorms is a historian, a Senior Lecturer at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a researcher at the Centre d’Histoire Sociale (CHS). Her work focuses on contemporary Spanish cities and urban societies, and more particularly on outlying popular neighborhoods. She also does historiographical research on the Spanish 20th century, together with Elodie Richard.
Mercedes YUSTA RODRIGO
France, Université Paris 8 - LER
Mercedes Yusta Rodrigo is a historian and the holder of an Agrégation diploma in Spanish. She is a Professor of Spanish Contemporary History at the Université Paris 8. Her work focuses on antifascist and anti-Franco resistance in Spain and Europe, with particular attention to women’s resistance and feminism. Recently she coordinated with Hugo Garcia, Xavier Tabet and Cristina Climaco the collective book Rethinking Antifascism. History, Memory and Politics, 1922-1945 (Berghahn Books, 2016).
Switzerland, Universität Bern – Historisches InstitutDr Franziska Anna Zaugg is a Swiss historian who studied at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg (Switzerland). From 2015 to 2018 shewas a Gerda-Henkel-Foundation postdoctoral fellow at University College Dublin. Recently, in her accreditation project at the University of Bern “ A l ‘longue durée‘ of violence?”, she examines if and how war experiences in Southeast Europe were transmitted from one generation to the next. This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Besides her main projects, she co-worked as an early-career researcher on the project “Transnational Resistance” led by Prof. Robert Gildea (University of Oxford). Franziska Zaugg is primarily interested in the history of World War II in Southeast Europe and its contested commemoration during and after the era of Tito and Enver Hoxha. As a second important focus of her work she is researchingthe biographies of Swiss fighters in the Spanish Civil War.
France/Spain, Lycée français de MadridValérie Zylbersztein is a teacher of French at the Lycée Français de Madrid. On the occasion of the Portraits d’Europe platform set up by AEFE in 2017, she was at the origin of the educational project Destins individuels and of the documentary Résister au Tyran, in conjunction with Yves Hess and Sven Tuytens, concerning the various aspects of the historical memory of young high-school students. She is particularly interested in issues related to power and the human condition, and she has conducted other educational experiments combining literature and history.