Next Thursday, 21 July, at 10:00 am, the Spanish Cultural Centre in Malabo will host the Hispanism Tribune, the flagship event of the Cervantes Institute, now in its fifteenth edition.
The Cervantes Institute, created in 1991, is a Spanish public institution whose purpose is to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish in the world, and to contribute to the dissemination of Hispanic cultures, including Equatorial Guinea. The Cervantes Institute is present in 88 cities in 45 countries and is mainly concerned with the linguistic and cultural heritage common to the countries and peoples of the Spanish-speaking community.
Among its activities, the Hispanism Tribune stands out for its international projection. The Hispanism Tribune is a forum for international Hispanists to meet and discuss the history, trajectory and specificities of Spanish studies in different parts of the world, as well as to analyse specific aspects of Hispanism or to pay tribute to academics linked to Hispanic cultures.
On this occasion, this is the second time in the history of this event to be held outside Spain, and the Tribune will be dedicated to Equatoguinean Hispanism. The event will be chaired by the Director of the Cervantes Institute himself, Luis García Montero, and will include speeches by the President of the Equatoguinean Academy of the Spanish Language and Second Vice-President of the Senate, Agustín Nze Nfumu, and the Spanish Ambassador Alfonso Barnuevo Sebastián de Erice.
The event will take the form of a round table moderated by Carmen Pastor, academic director of the Cervantes Institute, and will include the presence and participation of Juan Bautista Osubita, Filomena Avomo Esono, José Fernando Siale Djangany and Mikel Larre Muñoz, distinguished scholars of Spanish in Equatorial Guinea.
The event will be free and open to the public on Thursday 21 July 2022, at 10:00h, in the Assembly Hall of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Malabo, and can also be followed live on the Cervantes Institute's YouTube channel.
On the same Thursday afternoon, at 18:00h, the Equatoguinean Academy of the Spanish Language will present the keynote lecture "The future of Spanish in the world" by Luis García Montero at the Equatoguinean Cultural Centre in Malabo.
Submitted by José Antonio Sierra, Hispanismo advisor.