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Two research projects on Concepción Arenal and Ernestina de Champourcin, winners of University awards

Delia Manzanero and Antonio Rodríguez Tovar have won the award Ernestina de Champourcin, aimed at promoting programs of study on women.

Photo Left: Berta Delgado | Right: Courtesy of Delia Manzanero and Antonio Rodríguez Tovar

08 | 03 | 2022

The University of Navarra has awarded the Ernestina de Champourcin Awards goal Ernestina Champourcin Awards, a competition that the academic centre has been organising for the last nine years with the aim of generating knowledge on relevant women of the contemporary world and to study in depth their contribution to current civilisation and culture.

With a research on "Concepción Arenal and the status of women in Spanish prisons", Delia Manzanero received the award "for the originality with which she describes how Concepción Arenal fused in her thinking the best of the heritage of the Krausist educational doctrine and its feminist side with the new theories of Criminal Law", said the jury, made up of professors Mercedes Montero, María Cruz Díaz de Terán, Inmaculada Alva and Pablo Pérez.

"The work highlights Arenal's commitment to the rehabilitation of the position of women in all dimensions of life and proposes to pay attention to her work and give continuity to her defence of women's rights", they add.

The researcher Antonio Rodríguez Tovar has also received ex aequo the award of the VIII edition for his work "Etapas de la búsqueda de Dios en la vida y obra de Ernestina de Champourcin" (Stages of the search for God in the life and work of Ernestina de Champourcin). In the certificate, the jury highlighted "her approach to the question of the relationship with God through the consideration of the life of Ernestina de Champourcin, a Spanish poet of the Generation of '27, particularly attractive to ordinary people, which is in tune with the current sensitivity to the testimony staff. Furthermore, financial aid to highlight the aesthetic, lyrical value of a work and its reflection of the changing interiority of a woman over more than ninety years". Tovar will present her work next Friday 11th, at 12:30 p.m., at classroom M8 at Amigos Building.

New call for entries

Coinciding with International Women's Day, a new edition of the contest has been announced, under the group of research in Recent History (GIHRE) of the School of Philosophy and Letters of the academic center and the network WINN of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS).

The texts must be of academic and scientific content, unpublished and longer than 12,000 words. Final dissertations Master's Degree or thesis defended in the same academic year or in the year prior to the call of award are accepted. Those interested may submit their proposals until 30 April and compete for the award, which is worth 1,000 euros. In addition, the winning research may be published in the Ernestina de Champourcin Collection of the publishing house EUNSA. The decision will be made public next June on the GIHRE website.

The instructions of the competition can be consulted at the following link.