"Functions of the Past in Contemporary Catalan Culture: Institutionalization, Representations, and Identity" is a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2011-24751). The research team consists of Dr Jaume Subirana (project leader), Dr Josep-Anton Fernàndez, Dr Joan Fuster-Sobrepere, Dr Jaume Claret, and Dr Laura Solanilla, all of whom are UOC faculty and members of the research group IdentiCat (Language, Culture, and Identity in the Global Age), recognized as an Emerging Research Group by the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2009; the research tem also includes Ms Anna Titus (Ph.D student and research assistant), as well as Professor Cristina Badosa (Université de Perpignan, France), Professor Enric Bou (Università Ca 'Foscari, Venice, Italy), Dr Helena Buffery (University College Cork, Ireland), Dr P. Louise Johnson (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), and Dr Mario Santana (University of Chicago, USA).

The project studies the uses of the past in the discourses and representations of the two main paradigms of contemporary Catalan culture during the second half of the twentieth century (
Resistance and Normalization), focusing on cultural production and activity of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.


Panel “Functions of the Past in Contemporary Catalan Culture”
Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, Toronto, May 2013


Aquest web forma part del projecte de recerca "Funcions del passat en la cultura catalana..." (FFI2011-24751), finançat pel Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.