12th ANNUAL SPANISH WINE TASTING AND TAPAS DINNER – October 27, 2017

This year we will feature the foods of “Valencia”

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Location: Lutheran Church of the Newtons

1310 Centre Street; NEWTON CENTRE, MA 02459

(5 minutes walk from MBTA Stop – Green Line: Newton Center) ample parking on the street and in the Newton Centre Lots –free after 6 pm.

Jamones Sin Fronteras will provide samples of their Spanish products (onsite purchases will be discounted).

Our paella will be provided by Chef Claudia Romero

The raffle this year: $75 Wegmans gift certificate & Gift basket donated by Brookline Wine Mart

Brookline Wine Mart will also offer 20% off all wine purchases that night, excluding sale items.

The cost is $55 per person.

The CAPACITY is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP

To make reservations please submit payment through PayPal prior to October 22nd. Reservations after 50 persons cannot be accepted.

 

Social Democracy and Regionalism at the Roman Theatre of Sagunt – 03-15-2017 – 6:30 pm. at RCC

 

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Join us:

Social Democracy and Regionalism at the Roman Theatre of Sagunt

By:

Manuel López Segura, a PhD candidate in Architecture and Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). 

With the advent of democracy and the quasi-federalization of Spain during the 1980s, regions assumed unprecedented powers over heritage policy. In the Valencian Country, an area with a distinctive culture and language, nationalist claims tainted debates on preservation. These phenomena are well exemplified by the restoration project for the Roman theatre of Sagunt (ca. 50 AD), which the Valencian autonomous government commissioned in 1984. We will discuss that restoration in the light of the political tensions that surrounded the government’s social-democratic agenda, which aimed at the reconstruction of an egalitarian public realm and of a long-repressed regional identity.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

At
Real Colegio Complutense

26 Trowbridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Refreshments follow

“KNOWING THE SEEDS OF THE ANCESTRAL FLOWERING PLANTS TO IMPROVE THE SEEDS OF THE FUTURE” Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

Join us: “KNOWING THE SEEDS OF THE ANCESTRAL FLOWERING PLANTS TO IMPROVE THE SEEDS OF THE FUTURE”

By: Juan M. Losada, Research Associate, Brown University & Harvard University-Arnold Arboretum – In this Seminar, we will learn about the development of the different parts of the seed, with a special emphasis on the endosperm, one of the main sources of food energy for humans and animals. Juan will describe his last work studying the unique features of the seeds of ancestral flowering plants, with the goal of better understanding their evolutionary history. How nutrients are stored in the different tissues of the seed is a key evolutionary aspect, which has also benefited agriculture. Consequently, nowadays there are seeds widely consumed by humans, but less well known are others that have been equally used by local communities for centuries.

At:

Harvard University – BioLabs – Lecture Hall

16 Divinity Avenue

Cambridge

Refreshments follow

“The Splendor of the Portal of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: Research, Conservation, and Discoveries” 02-08-2017 at RCC – 6:30 p.m.

Join us:
“The Splendor of the Portal of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: Research, Conservation, and Discoveries”by:Francisco Prado-Vilar is Scientific Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Program for the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and Director of Cultural and Artistic Projects at Harvard’sReal Colegio Complutense
This lecture offers an overview of the remarkable discoveries produced in the context of the Santiago Cathedral Project – a project of research and conservation focusing on the magnificent 12th-century western narthex of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, also known as the Portal of Glory, which is sponsored by the Barrié Foundation, in collaboration with the Santiago Cathedral Foundation, and several other international and Spanish institutions such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Harvard’s Real Colegio Complutense, the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, and the Galician Government.
Salient among the results in the area of conservation is the first complete sequencing of the various layers of polychromy applied to the Portal of Glory over the centuries, as well as the identification of the historical events that could have prompted some of the re-paintings, such as coronations and knighting ceremonies. It has also been possible to realize the first complete reconstruction of the iconographic program of the dismantled exterior façade of the Portal of Glory, which was once decorated with a group of sculptural masterpieces that have remained until now anonymous and forgotten in small museums and private collections.  To learn more…

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

At
Real Colegio Complutense

26 Trowbridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Refreshments follow

CONVERSACIONES EN EL OBSERVATORIO: JAMES FERNANDEZ. NI FRAILES NI CONQUISTADORES: SPANISH IMMIGRANTS IN THE US, 1868-1945

En colaboración con el Observatorio del Instituto Cervantes en Harvard

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  • Lugar: Observatorio – 2 Arrow Street – Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Fecha: 10/11/2016 –
  • Hora: 17:30

Desde hace casi diez años, James Fernández y Luis Argeo han estado entrevistando a descendientes de inmigrantes españoles que llegaron a los Estados Unidos a finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX. Siempre que fue posible, escanearon sus archivos de la familia. Su objetivo era crear un gran archivo digital en línea que documentara la historia poco conocida de las decenas de miles de españoles que se asentaron en enclaves de todos los Estados Unidos, de Barre, Vermont, a San Leandro, California; de Boise, Idaho, a Tampa, Florida. Esta conversación trata sobre este proyecto de archivo, sus principales hallazgos y las implicaciones de estos hallazgos para la comprensión de la historia común de España y los Estados Unidos. Con la colaboración de Luis Fernández Cifuentes.

James Fernández es profesor de Español y Portugués en la Universidad de Nueva York

 

11th Annual Spanish Wine Tasting and Tapas Dinner – October 28, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

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Dear Friends,
Join us this year in a new and exciting location

THE 11th ANNUAL SPANISH WINE TASTING AND TAPAS DINNER

 We will feature the foods of Extremadura

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Location:
27 School St, 4th FL
Boston MA 02108
Efron Consulting Inc.

 MBTA Stop – Green Line: Park Street

A Wegmans gift certificate will be offered as a raffle, as well as a gift certificate from Estragon Tapas Bar. Brookline Wine Mart will offer 20% off all wine purchases that night, excluding sale items.

The cost is $55 per person.

The capacity is limited to the first 50 people that RSVP.
To make reservations please respond to: contact@aceinboston.com prior to
October 22nd.
RSVP with a check for $55 per person made to Spanish Cultural Association and mail by October 22 to the following address:

Spanish Cultural Association
P.O. Box 610176
Newton MA
02461-0176

Hope to see you there!!

 

Looking for Signs of Habitability in Mars and Other Solar System Bodies – May 4, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. at RCC

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We are pleased to announce this talk by Professor Juan Pérez-Mercader, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Origins of Life Initiative, Harvard University.

A lot has been learned about the Universe and its evolution in the last few decades. We have also learned many facts about the formation of planetary systems, about our planetary neighbors and about Life. Polar liquids like water are present in many places and we have also explored Mars in significant detail.  What are the lessons we are learning?  One of them may be that “Life is a consequence of the Evolution of the Universe”. We will discuss these topics using accessible non-specialized language.

Date: May 4, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Real Colegio Complutense – Main Conference Room
26 Trowbridge St. Cambridge MA 02138

 

Tino Villanueva. Así Habló Penelope. Miércoles, Marzo 30, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Tino Villanueva se dio a conocer como poeta con el poemario, Hay otra voz poems (1972), un título bilingüe, puesto que escribe tanto en español como en inglés.  Hasta la fecha lleva editados siete poemarios, entre ellos Scene from the Movie GIANT (1993), ganador del Premio al Libro Norteamericano de Poesía (1994), traducido al español como  Escena de la película GIGANTE (Madrid, 2005) por Rafael Cabañas Alamán.  Su plaquette de diez poemas, Primera causa / First Cause (1999) trata el tema de la memoria y la escritura.

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Villanueva hará varias lecturas en español de su obra poética anterior a 2013 y terminará con una lectura bilingüe de su obra más reciente So Spoke Penelope (2013), traducida al Español como Así habló Penélope  (2014) por Nuria Brufau Alvira; y editada por el Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

 


Miércoles, Marzo 30, 2016 –  6:30 p.m.

Lugar:  Real Colegio Complutense

26 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge, MA

rcc@harvard.edu

The Political Origins of the Banking Crisis in Spain, March 9th, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

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Topic: The political origins of banking crisis in Spain

Presenter: Sebastián Royo, Professor Department of Government, Vice Provost for Student Success, Suffolk University.

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Suffolk University, 10th floor, Conference Room 10100 – 73 Tremont Street.

Summary: 

A study on the Spanish banking and financial systems from role model to problem child:  How the construction and real estate bubble exposed the weaknesses in policy and regulatory frameworks and its impact and lasting effects on the Spanish economy.

Free, in English and open to the public

Refreshments will be served

In a Place of La Mancha, Whose Name is …. Orgaz: Anatomy of a Creative Encounter Between Cervantes and El Greco – Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6:00pm

A talk by Francisco Prado-Vilar, “Scientific Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Santiago Cathedral Project”

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 p.m.

This talk will explore the creative confluence between two major works, the novel Don Quijote De La Mancha by Cervantes and El Greco’s painting, El Entierro Del Conde De Orgaz.  We will begin by reconstructing the historical circumstances of a plausible setting in which Cervantes would have been able to contemplate the painting.  This is the premise for a parallel reading of both works through the analysis of various themes, such  as the visual sensitivity of Cervantes, his interest in both physical and textual portraits, the fluidity of identity, ekphrasis, meta-painting, self-reflexivity, and other questions.  To conclude and using El Greco’s painting as a frame of reference, we will analyze two essential passages from the novel, chapter 19 (Part One), where El Quijote assumes the name of “Caballero de la Triste Figura”, and the final chapter, in which the protagonist dies after recovering his sanity.

At
Real Colegio Complutense
26 Trowbridge St. Cambridge MA 02138

rcc@harvard.edu