Lectures, workshops and guided tours in History of Formentera course this November

The Formentera Office of Heritage is pleased to launch the History of Formentera, a nine-part course that runs through the entire month of November. The offer includes lectures, workshops and guided tours to assorted heritage sites on the island. The course is backed by the Teachers' Resource Centre (Centre de Professorat) and attending teachers may earn elective credits for participation.

Heritage Councillor Raquel Guasch expressed her satisfaction with the initiative: "Formentera needs events like this that serve not only to deepen our understanding, but also to spread and showcase our history with the help of researchers and scholars of local history". Guasch invited the public to seize the opportunity, asserting classes would be "heavy on content and very instructive".

Classes will be held in the Consell de Formentera-Sala de Plens, located next to the Day Centre. Admission to the course is free and no prior registration is required. The schedule is as follows:

-Tuesday (2 Nov.): Prehistory. Dr. Maria Bofill.
-Thursday (4 Nov.): Ancient times: Carthaginians and Romans. Dr. Maria Bofill.
-Tuesday (9 Nov.): Workshop: historical sources and supplementary techniques (lithic tools and ceramics, numismatics, epigraphy...). Dr. Ana Mezquida.
-Thursday (11 Nov.): From the Byzantine Empire to Al-Andalus. Workshop: If bones could talk. Physical anthropology and history. Dr. Almudena García-Rubio.
-Tuesday (16 Nov.): From the conquest of 1235 to depopulation. Dr. Antoni Ferrer.
-Thursday (18 Nov.): Workshop: Formentera in archives and libraries. Dr. Santiago Colomar.
-Tuesday (23 Nov.): The depopulated island and colonisation. Dr. Santiago Colomar.
-Thursday (25 Nov.): Emigration, Civil War, Francoism and democratic recovery. Dr. Santiago Colomar.
-Saturday (27 Nov.): Guided tour (with own vehicles): the Molí Vell and Torre des Pi des Català defence tower. Paula Juan.

26 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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