George Fiwchuk, Ukrainian-Canadian volunteer, was a Cumminist Party member and a veteran of World War II. He died and was buried in Spain while visiting in 1979 with the MacPap Veterans' Association. See Record
We are excited to welcome journalist and scholar Michael Petrou to our research team!
This July, some of our project members will be travelling to London to present at an exciting conference hosted by the Univesity of London's Institute of Modern Languages Research. Spanish Civil War and World Literatures will be held from July 11 to 12. Check out the conference event page. Here are some presentations to look out for:
We are excited to announce our print series, Canada and the Spanish Civil War. It is a sub-series of the University of Ottawa Press's Canadian Literature Collection. The sub-series is comprised of texts in which the Spanish Civil War features prominently. Keep up to date on our new and forthcoming publications.
Michael will be joining the project as the artist-in-residence and research assistant as he continues his exploration of the history of shortwave radio in Canada. During the Spanish Civil War, Canadians were broadcasting across the Atlantic from Madrid to Canada (see Listen In!). For some context of Michael’s work on Shortwave Radio, listen to this interview with Veronica Simmonds for Visual Arts News.