Diaspóriques: Conversaciones con la diáspora
The summer of 2022 we organized in Xixón a series of roundtables focused on dialogues between Asturian academics and cultural creators who reside inside and outside of Asturias. It was hosted by the Laboral, Ciudad de la Cultura, and sponsored by the Principado de Asturias. The events were free and open to the public.
During the 2022 inaugural year we had two roundtables, presented in tandem with the Seminariu de Filoloxía Asturiana from the Universidad de Oviedo. The first one, entitled “El asturiano dentro y fuera de Asturias” featured a conversation between Covadonga Lamar Prieto, from the University of California-Riverside, Ramón D’Andrés, from the Universidad de Oviedo, and Imanol Suárez Palma, from the University of Florida. The second round table developed the topic “El asturiano y las redes sociales” and included Miriam Villazón Valbuena, from the University of California-Riverside, and Claudia Menéndez Fernández, from the University of Oviedo. It was moderated by Isabel Álvarez Sancho, from Oklahoma State University.
Our concern about the increase of COVID-19 cases in Asturies during the month of July made us stop the conversations for the summer. We will be back next year with more fascinating topics.