Casa Mediterráneo addresses the sociocultural news of the Mediterranean through its February program, in which it will feature the Catalan author of Moroccan origin Najat El Hachmi, winner of the Nadal Prize 2021 for the work Monday they will love us, in a virtual meeting the next day 23 inside of the cycle «Writers and the Mediterranean». Likewise, the institution of public diplomacy will organize a conference, in collaboration with the Miguel Hernández University, with the photojournalist Emilio Morenatti, framed in “Journalists and the Mediterranean” February 26.
The Casa Mediterráneo activities agenda also includes the presentation ‘Mediterranean, a sea of plastics?’ Wednesday February 3, within the cycle «Environment and the Mediterranean», with Carmen Morales placeholder image, a researcher at the Department of Biology at the University of Cádiz, in which the status and consequences of plastic dumping into the sea will be analyzed. The institution will also have the participation of the General Director of Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation on the 8th, Luis Óscar Moreno García-Cano, to review ‘Spanish economic diplomacy in the Mediterranean’ in a new session of «Economy and the Mediterranean».
On the other hand, the representative of UN Women in Tunisia and Libya, Begoña Lasagabaster, will participate on February 15 in the cycle «Women and the Mediterranean» to expose the social and aid work carried out by this United Nations body in the female environment of Arab societies. Further, Tunisia also stars in the “Geostrategy and the Mediterranean” session, scheduled for February 22, in which diplomats and experts, of the stature of the ambassador of Spain in Tunisia, Guillermo Ardizone, and the Honorary Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies Bernabé LópezThey will take a tour of the current situation in the North African country.
More culture, in telematic format, at Casa Mediterráneo
Casa Mediterráneo moves to the Algeria in the 19th and 20th centuries hand in hand with the documentary Algeria, my country, which will be screened, through the institution’s website, in two sessions on Fridays February 5 and 12. The documentary deals with the emigration of Valencian families to French colonial Algeria for various reasons such as the flight from poverty, the search for better opportunities or the march from a Spain devastated by the Civil War. Its director, the journalist, will participate in its presentation Juli Was, the co-author of the book The Valencians of Algeria (1820-1962), Angela-Rosa Menaches, and the consul general of Spain in Oran, Álvaro Vermoet.
The diplomatic institution also travels to Ancient Egypt from the hand of the professor of the Higher Center for Scientific Research, Jose Manuel Galán Allué, to immerse the public in the archaeological mysteries that the Nile country hides through the conference ‘Where to find our past? Spanish excavations in Egypt ‘in the cycle «Histories of the Mediterranean» on Friday 19.
Music and literature merge on February 10 on the agenda of Casa Mediterráneo with the presentation of the book Mediterranean, a sea of music by the writer and anthropologist Jordi Alsina with illustrations by Lluís Ràfols, on whose pages you will find a compilation of the Mediterranean musical tradition that ranges from Spanish flamenco to Greek kritiká, passing through Italian tarantella or Maghreb rai. On the other hand, the writer Raquel López continues to bring the sessions of “Myths of the Mediterranean” to the educational centers of the Mediterranean coast with a new morning session that will take place on Tuesday, February 2.
For its part, the gastronomy There is also an appointment in the Casa Mediterráneo program with an analysis of ‘The success stories of the Protected Denominations of Origin of Jabugo and Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and the Protected Geographical Indication of Jijona and Turrón de Alicante’, which will feature with the participation of the Chairman of the Jerez Regulatory Council, César Saldaña, together with the Director General of the PDO Jamón de Jabugo, José Antonio Pavón, and the Secretary General of the IGP Jijona y Turrón de Alicante, Federico Moncunill.
Finally, the «Mediterranean Cineclub» will dedicate the two sessions this month to the figure of the Italian director and scriptwriter Paolo Sorrentino, through two virtual talks about his films The man of more and The consequences of love, to be held on the 17th and 24th respectively.
Casa Mediterráneo reminds that the activities will begin, as usual, at 7 p.m. through its social networks and its website www.casa-mediterraneo.es, where you can consult all the information about the February program. In addition, the activities can be seen in syndication on YouTube, as well as followed in podcast format from the Spotify channel of the diplomatic institution.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.