Digital Infrastructure

Towards a Spanish Civil War and Francoist Repression Digital Research Infrastructure 

International Colloquium and Working Group hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’s Center for the Study of Dictatorships and Democracies and co-organized with Ana-María Alarcón-Jiménez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Víctor Aparicio Rodríguez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and Wendy Perla Kurtz (University of California Los Angeles).

The first decades of the 21st century evidenced a proliferation of disparate online resources about the Spanish Civil War and Francoist repression, both within and beyond the borders of the Spanish state. Now, in the third decade, the ever-growing number of databases, repositories, and new media projects calls for a digital infrastructure to bring together otherwise scattered initiatives and sources of information.

This international colloquium and working group showcases the variety of online resources and explores possible frameworks for promoting the discoverability, interoperability, and shared management of digital heritage related to the Spanish Civil War and Francoist repression. Our longterm goal is the creation of a digital portal and research infrastructure.