The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans volunteered to travel to Spain and join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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News & Updates
Submission deadline: August 20.
More information here.
Congratulations to the
Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory
on their Receipt of the
2015 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!
Call for Submissions: 2015 George Watt Prize
The George Watt Prize is awarded annually for outstanding essays or thesis chapters about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938. Two prizes of $250 each will be awarded, one in the undergraduate and one in the graduate category.
Essays must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2015 for consideration. For full submission guidelines and to read past prize-winning essays, click here.
ALBA Teaching Institutes
2015 Teaching Institutes Schedule
- October 5, 2015: Presentation, Fall OCCS Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Columbus, OH
- October 24, 2015: Professional development day in the Boston, Massachusetts area, with the support of the Collaborative for Educational Services
- November 3, 2015: Professional development day in New York, New York, co-hosted by New York University
- November 4, 2015: Professional development day in New Jersey
- March 4, 2016: Presentation, Social Studies Regional Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Aurora, IL