Aedean History

AEDEAN History

AEDEAN stands for Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos. It was founded in 1976 and it brings together researchers from Spanish universities and abroad.

AEDEAN has held an annual conference since 1977, each year in a different town and organised by the local university. Venues for AEDEAN conferences have been Granada (1977), Valencia (1978), Santiago de Compostela (1979), Salamanca (1980), Oviedo (1981), Sitges, Barcelona (1982), Madrid (1983), Málaga (1984), Murcia (1985), Zaragoza (1986), León (1987), Alicante (1988), Tarragona (1989), Vitoria-Gasteiz (1990), Logroño (1991), Valladolid (1992), Córdoba (1993), Alcalá de Henares (1994), Vigo (1995), Barcelona (1996), Seville (1997), Lérida-Lleida (1998), León (1999), Ciudad Real (2000), Granada (2001), Santiago de Compostela (2002), Salamanca (2003), Valencia (2004), Jaén (2005), Huelva (2006), A Coruña (2007), Palma de Mallorca (2008), Cádiz (2009), Almería (2010), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2011), Málaga (2012), Oviedo (2013),  Alcalá de Henares (2014), Universidad de Deusto (2015), Universidad de Zaragoza (Campus de Huesca) 2016, Universidad de La Laguna (2017), Universidad de Córdoba (2018), Universidad de Alicante (2019), Universidad de Cantabria (2021), and Universidad de Extremadura (2022).

AEDEAN conferences now take place in mid-November and are attended by an average of 250 members. They consist of about 4 plenary lectures by guest speakers, and approximately 120 short papers and 10 round tables and workshops. Plenary lectures and short papers are published in the corresponding e-Book easily accessible from this webpage.

Since 1978 AEDEAN is a member of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), and in 1989 the association became a founding member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).

The varied interests of AEDEAN members are reflected in the structure of AEDEAN conferences and through its publications. Apart from the conference e-Books, the association also publishes Atlantis, a peer-reviewed, indexed journal which appears twice a year. A news bulletin (AEDEAN Nexus) is also published twice a year in March and late October with miscellaneous articles, book reviews and interviews.

AEDEAN Memories

Twenty-five Years of Memories

If you enjoyed Dr. Pedro Guardia’s presentation made to commemorate the first 25 years of AEDEAN (1976-2001), you can watch it again.

PowerPoint Presentation

25 years of AEDEAN