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Ramapo College to Host Prestigious International Hispanistas Conference

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 19, 2018

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey is hosting the 8th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Hispanistas XIX Network on March 2-3. The event marks the first-ever time the prestigious conference will be held in the United States.

“We are delighted to bring the conference to Ramapo College, as part of the Year of Europe initiatives,” said Natalia Santamaría Laorden, Associate Professor of Spanish. “With a wide range of scholars coming from Stanford, John Hopkins or Birmingham University, the conference promises to live to its reputation of intellectual rigor and stimulating debates.”

Previously held in universities such as York University (Toronto), University of Kent (Paris campus) and Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich), the network is gathering for the first time in the United States to share the research of scholars from Europe and the Americas on the literature and history of nineteenth century Spain and Latin America. This year’s conference will feature panels on transatlantic perspectives of Spain and Cuba, as well as on gender constructions in canonical writers like Benito Perez Galdós and lesser known writers like Eva Canel, said Santamaría Laorden.

Discussions will be held in English or Spanish, depending on the topic.

The Nineteenth-Century Hispanistas XIX Network was founded in 2011, and has more than 200 members in Europe and the Americas. It holds annual events internationally, sometimes in collaboration with other organizations. It aims to support work in nineteenth-century hispanic studies as regards Iberia, Latin America and beyond.

Supported by the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at Ramapo College and organized through the Office of International Education, the event is free and open to the public.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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