Irene Polo, feminism and teachers take centre stage for the Republican Spring 2024

The Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) is organising various discussions in March and April about important and pioneering women in the Second Spanish Republic, such as Irene Polo, along with a tribute to schoolteachers and an event with music from the Sexenio Democrático.

08/03/2024 13:32 h

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The sessions get under way with a discussion centring on the pioneering journalist Irene Polo, who became an important chronicler of republican Barcelona. Philosopher and journalist Glòria Santa-Maria Batlló will be explaining how at just 21 years of age, Polo’s vital, dynamic and committed prose made her part of the most innovative journalism of the time.

Feminist anti-fascism

Marta Delclós, specialist in graphic documentation and photography, delves into the research on unpublished documentation from the group Mujeres Libres, and its imprint on the fight for a freer city.

Homage to teachers

In the early days of the Bon Pastor neighbourhood, with newly arrived families in 1929, the Second Republic contributed a very valuable element for the life and future of its inhabitants with schoolteachers, still remembered today.

With the participation of Albert Talé, Diego Arroyo, Josep Maria Fanlo and Josep Capsir. Organised in collaboration with the Centre d’Estudis-Arxiu Vilabesòs, MUHBA Bon Pastor.

  • Saturday, 16 April, at 6.30 pm, in the function room at the MUHBA Bon Pastor, Carrer de Barnola, 22.

Music in the Sexenio Democrático

From the Glorious Revolution (1868) and through the following six years known as the Sexenio Democrático until the end of the First Republic (1874), musical activity in all its forms became a platform for displaying ideas, cultural renewal and social transformation.

In a session organised by the ESMUC and the MUHBA, Martina Agustí will be at the helm as we look at some of the key aspects of this phenomenon in Barcelona, ending up with a concert in the Saló del Tinell.

  • Thursday, 11 April, at 10 am in the Sala de Martí l’Humà, in the MUHBA Plaça del Rei.


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