The Hispanic Institute Between the Wars: The Making of Cultural Networks

Network: Publications, Clubs, and Trips

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Membership Application for the Instituto de las Españas, 1921-1922

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To fulfill its objectives of coordinating studies of Hispanic culture and strengthening cultural relations between the United States and all Ibero-American nations, the Institute was articulated as a network whose links extended throughout the United States and beyond its borders. With New York and Columbia University as the nerve center, the sections of the Institute that were established in different cities of the country had the function of representing and coordinating the activities of the Institute at a local level.

Since its foundation, publishing has played an important role in expanding the Institute's network. Besides hundreds of volumes that address the various aspects of Hispanic cultures, since 1931 the Institute has issued Revista Hispánica Moderna. Founded as Boletín del Instituto de las Españas, Revista Hispánica Moderna publishes essays and book reviews in Spanish, English, or Portuguese on the full spectrum of Hispanic and Portuguese-Brazilian cultural production in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and in all historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition to being entitled to all the services of the Institute, the members of the Institute received discounts on its publications and a subscription to this review.

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