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SPAN 630: Seminar in Hispanic Studies

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Title

SPAN 630: Seminar in Hispanic Studies

Subject

“Digital Humanities Project on Madrid’s Gran Vía through Visual Culture”

Description

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the cultural representation of a famed street in the Spanish capital. Madrid’s Gran Vía—centrally located in the city center—was an early twentieth-century urban renovation that sought to put the city on par with other European capitals. Running westward from the Calle de Alcalá to end at the Plaza de España, this massive urban project inaugurated Madrid’s new image as a quintessentially modern urb. Looking at a variety of visual texts—documentary and fiction films as well as paintings and photographs—students in this course will collaborate with the professor and with library faculty housed in the Digital Scholarship and Services department to create a digital humanities project. This project will be curated over time by the professor and library faculty once the class is over. The finished product will allow the public to learn about the street’s history and public cultural representation through written, audio and visual materials easily viewable from computers and also mobile devices and tablets.

Creator

Dr. Ben Fraser

Publisher

College of Charleston Libraries

Contributor

Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Items in the SPAN 630: Seminar in Hispanic Studies Collection

Audio overview and project introduction for SPAN 630 Digital Humanities project.

The Gran Vía is one of the most important and centrally located streets in Madrid. Even though the idea motivating its construction pertains to Madrid’s nineteenth-century urban imaginary, the Gran Vía was a project which sought to establish the…

Hello, I’m Benjamin Fraser. Welcome to Madrid’s Gran Vía Project. This interactive and developing site is a digital humanities project that explores the historical and cultural dimensions of one of the Spanish capital’s most famous streets.…

The Gran Vía is one of the most important and centrally located streets in Madrid. Even though the idea motivating its construction pertains to Madrid’s nineteenth-century urban imaginary, the Gran Vía was a project which sought to establish the…

Gran Vía video text [in English] (PDF)