Our “Mapping Memory in Spain Project” is squarely placed within the contemporary context of Spain’s massive efforts to recover the memory of the civil war, and to confront the legacy of forty years of dictatorship. The genesis of this project was a Mellon-funded faculty-student research initiative, including a one-week field trip to Spain in March 2009. Professor Francie Cate-Arries and five Hispanic Studies majors–Nathan Hoback, Casey Lesser, Shannon More, Mary Schrack, and Alex Wright–routed their journey through Madrid’s most significant “places of memory,” both public and private. The Mellon research team’s efforts to document these places–and tell the story of the individuals, citizen groups, academic institutions or government agencies associated with them –was the starting point for this internet site.

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