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The ICS will carry out research on the reporthistorical in current Spanish generations, with funding from the Ministry of the Presidency.

Under the direction of Anna Dulska, personal interviews will be conducted with families in Navarre, the Basque Country, Aragon and Madrid, as well as focus groups, with a special focus on the role of women as bearers and transmitters of the report

/Anna Dulska, researcher at group'Creativity and Cultural Heritage' of the ICS

04 | 05 | 2022

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra will develop the project of research 'España XYZ', focused on the historicalreport of Spain's recent past in the different generations currently living in this country. 

It is led by Anna Dulska, from group'Creativity and Cultural Heritage', and is financed by the Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and reportDemocracy, at frameworkfor the granting of subsidies for activities related to the recovery of the reportDemocracy and the victims of the Civil War and the Dictatorship.

From agreementwith the researcher, as the years go by, the memory of historical events is transferred from those who experienced them first-hand to the following generations, who have not experienced them directly but have a certain knowledgeof them. 

In this transition from reportto post-memory," he explains, "there are different versions of history that come from second or third voices or generations, whether from family members or the state, transmitted mainly through schooling". 

Anna Dulska comments that each generation - the silent generation, the baby boomers, the X, the Y, the Z, the T... - "has been or will be an agent of change in a specific period, whether during the dictatorship, the Transition or in democratic Spain". 

Because of their experiences of the present and their knowledgeof the past, "they develop very different positions and sensitivities towards the same events, which affects issues such as reconciliation, forgiveness, indifference, forgetting and hatred", he says. This also influences, he says, the generation of different responses to the public policies of report.

The aim of projectis twofold: goal: on the one hand, to obtain evidence about the perceptions and attitudes towards the last hundred years of Spanish history of consecutive generations and to try to define the intergenerational divergences and convergences that may exist between them.

On the other hand, it aims to collect dataon the impact that public policies towards the past have on different generations and to assess their capacity to promoteor to generate positive, conscious and responsible social attitudes towards their present, especially the capacity for reconciliation and forgiveness.

conferencefor the academic staffsecondary school

To this end, in-depth personal interviews will be carried out with members of different generations of families from Navarre, the Basque Country, Aragon and Madrid, in order to identify their imaginary and perception of the different stages of Spanish history, its sources and the influence that the policies of reportregional and state policies have had on these aspects. 

Focus groups will also be carried out with representatives of the different generations, which will be aimed at goalto find out their emotional positions and capacity for dialogue on the past, reconciliation and forgiveness.

"The projectwill pay special attention to the role of women as carriers and transmitters of the report, be it staff, family or community", says the ICS expert. In this sense, it is intended that women will make up a large issueof the people interviewed. 

To disseminate the results of the research, conferencewill be organised for academic staffof secondary schools teaching, a pilot projectof exhibition contents will be set up for a museum of reportand post-memory and an informative workshopwill be held in Pamplona to publicise the results of the projectto the general public.