The Archive of the Kingdom traces the history of Mallorca between the ‘Disaster’ of ’98 and the arrival of the Second Republic with a series of lectures and other projections.

Nov 13, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

It will take place from November until February 2024.

The Archive of the Kingdom of Mallorca, attached to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports, in addition to its functions as a historical archive, has been developing cultural activities in relation to various events on which it preserves documentation, such as the cases of the Germanías in Mallorca or the anniversary of the birth of James III.

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This year commemorates the 125th anniversary of the war in Cuba and the Philippines (1898) and the centenary of the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923) with the program Mallorca between two centuries. From the ‘Disaster’ to the II Republic 1898-1931, which will be held from this November until February 2024. There will be a series of lectures on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and another cycle of projections on Thursdays at the same time, at the headquarters of the entity, in Ramon Llull Street, 3, in Palma.

The lecture series will be inaugurated by the doctor in history and writer Juan Carlos Losada, co-author with Gabriel Cardona of the biography Weyler, Our Man in Havana. The other speakers will be professors at the University of the Balearic Islands Eduard Pascual, Sebastià Serra, Pere Fullana, Antoni Marimon and Jordi Maíz; historian and publisher Catalina Martorell; writers Sebastià Alzamora, Rosa Planas, Albert Herranz and Cristòfol Mateu, author of a thesis on the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera in Mallorca. The journalist and history graduate Francesc Mª Rotger, coordinator of both cycles, will also intervene.

Characters of this period, such as Antoni Maria Alcover, Antoni Maura or Joan March, and aspects such as the political system, the war in Morocco, feminism or the workers’ movement, will be some of the contents of these conferences. As for the film series, it is made up of eight films set in the same period, between 1898 and 1931. The following films will be screened: Los últimos de Filipinas, by Salvador Calvo; El coronel Macià, by Josep Maria Forn; Inconscientes, by Joaquín Oristrell; El crimen de Cuenca, by Pilar Miró; La verdad sobre el caso Savolta, by Antonio Drove; La sombra de la ley, by Dani de la Torre; Blocao, by Pere March; and Belle Epoque, by Fernando Trueba.