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Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Established in 1828 by Antonio Alcalá Galiano, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies was one of the first in the UK and remains today a vibrant centre of academic excellence. Housed in the School of European Languages, Culture & Society, the Department covers all major areas of Hispanic and Lusophone literature, culture, history and film. 

We run an annual documentary filmmaking summer school in Cuba, host vibrant research seminars and cultural events, and sponsor a documentary film-making project, the highly-acclaimed Rio Film School, in Rio de Janeiro.

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