Spain is a country of 47 million people in southwestern Europe, on the Iber­ian Peninsula. The main language of Spain is, unsurprisingly, Spanish but there are also a number of regional languages with official status in their respective areas, including Catalan, Galician and Basque. I wrote my honours thesis about children’s experience of the Spanish Civil War in Bar­ce­lo­na, and the way the war was remembered during and after the Franco dictatorship.



a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.