Barcelona, Spain

Contemporary Barcelona and its Cultural History

when 29 June 2020 - 23 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 900

The course understands the cultural history of the city as a reflection of the cultural history of contemporary Spain, from the anarchist city to the cosmopolitan capital with international outreach. Focusing on the last two centuries and from a sociological and anthropological point of view, the course will analyse the Barcelona society and its most recent political history through its conflicts and cultural influences. Interviews and on-site visits are foreseen to grasp the testimonies of relevant stakeholders. The course has an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of urban studies, Catalan history, Hispanic studies, cultural studies, and anthropology.

Course leader

Stephen Jacobson

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 900: Tuition fee (non refundable)
EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.