Working breakfast with Stanley Payne

01/30/2017

Trustees of the Fundación along with special guests from the academic and cultural field enjoyed a working breakfast with Stanley Payne, Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History Emeritus, University of Wisconsin- Madison and one of the most prestigious Hispanists. The meeting was held on January 30, 2017 at Gran Hotel Conde Duque (Madrid).

The Chairman of the Fundación, José Manuel Entrecanales, welcomed Professor Payne, whose speech was about the current situation of the History of Spain in the US academic field, and more precisely, regarding the project of a new Spanish History Center at Johns Hopkins University based in Baltimore/Washington. This center would serve as a world-class location for the study of Spanish history in North America and would be the first institution fully devoted to this matter. After his remarks, the floor was opened for comments and questions from the attendees, which led to a rich conversation.
Stanley Payne had formerly collaborated with the Fundación for the project “Interviews with prestigious Hispanists”. In 2014 he was interviewed by the the Marqués de Tamarón about Spain’s role and presence in the United States of America. This conversation is reproduced in “American Spain: Six Historical Points of View", a DVD compilation with interviews carried on since 2013, edited by the Fundación with the collaboration of Biblioteca Nacional de España and the Agencia EFE. Click here for more information.

At the end of the breakfast, the Secretary General of the Fundación, Manuel Mª Lejarreta, presented Professor Payne with the catalogue of the exhibition “Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.”, organized by the Fundación and on view at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum (California).