The British Spanish Society will spread the call for Scholarships among diverse institutions and professional companies including culinary centres, colleges, universities and top restaurants. References must be presented in official letter-headed paper, dated, stamped and signed by the referee.Email references will be equally accepted, provided they have been sent from the official email account of the academic sponsor. The Society’s aim is to provide support for an individual or a research project, which would not be possible without this additional funding. In considering applications the Council will take into account whether they conform with the objects of the Society, which is a non-political organisation whose aim is: ‘to promote friendship and understanding among the peoples of the United Kingdom and Spain through knowledge of each other’s customs, institutions, history and way of life’. Successful applicants are expected to join the British Spanish Society and become members of the charity for a minimum period of one year.It is intended that the five main scholarships (one for each Principal Supporter) will be awarded in October 2017 at a reception in London, which successful candidates will be required to attend. The project will be evaluated as: -Outstanding: ≥90 points -Very good: 80-90 points -Good: 70-79 points -Satisfactory: 60-69 points -Limited: less than 60 points Note: When assessing the strength of applications for the British Spanish Society scholarships, apart from considering whether they conform with the objects of the Society, the relevance of candidates’ applications to the work of our Principal Supporters may be taken into account.Candidates may want to reflect on how best to present their applications with reference to our Supporters’ websites, and are welcome to indicate if they feel their application is especially suited to the interests of a particular Supporter.
María Soledad Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, the Marchioness of Moratalla, whose mother was British and father Spanish, died aged 87 at her home in southwest France on Wednesday in the midst of a battle over her fortune, estimated to be worth billions of dollars.
The British Spanish Society and University of Wales Press are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for a newly established prize. Eligible applicants should be actively engaged in research in Hispanic Studies, and have completed during the previous five years a doctoral thesis, written in English, on any area of the culture or history of Spain.
Alternatively, theses that compare an area of the history or culture of Spain and the United Kingdom will also be eligible for consideration. The prize will be £250, offered by the British Spanish Society, and books to the value of £250, offered by the University of Wales Press.
Painting by Jose Cisneros, courtesy of the University of Texas at El Paso Library Collection.
A traditional log fence, secured with thin willow branches, encloses a field in San Elizario, Texas. Before the construction of the Elephant Butte dam near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the Rio Grande was unpredictable, prone to flooding, drought and channel-switching.