Maria Zozaya is especialyzed in elites and sociability during the process of arrival of Liberalism (1800-1936). She has studied Spanish prisoners during Napoleonic period in many conferences , some of them you can find on-line:
-In the Royal Academy of Sciences, in Moscow, about the idea of the Enemy and Prisoner Studies for Spanish History and Nationalism.
-In Cadiz University (UCA), about the idea and perception of Barbarie and Civilization in times of war ; about the moments on a “Cursus Honorum” that an Engineer that has been prisoner has to hide to be politically correct; the contradictions between public sphere and private memories for POW´s when returned to their countries; or the perception of feelings against diferent cultures (as jewis or french).
-Talking about Elite POWs life and material conditions In the fist Spanish Conference about punitive institutions, coordinated by Pedro Oliver in Castilla La Mancha University (see on the image).
-And some posters in Madrid, about the simbolic importance of the biographies of those prisoners or Lisbon (POWs Studies on 1st War Wolrd; and the ways the POWs had to do Tourism in time of war ), and some other in Cataluña or Malta.
Concerning the writings about POWs, Zozaya:
-Has written the book about the tryp to the war and the napoleonic prison experience in: Viaje y prisión del ingeniero militar José María Román durante la Guerra de la Independencia, 1808-1814 (Madrid, Fund. Lázaro Galdiano, 2008).
-Also, she has written about the perception of being free in: “Prisionero en Libertad. Vivencia de un ingeniero militar deportado durante la Guerra de la Independencia” (Cádiz, UCA, 2010).
She has defined the French prision model for Spanish elite POWs “Prisioneros españoles en la Francia napoleónica. El modelo positivo de los espácios de cautiverio de los suboficiales, 1808-1900 ( Trocadero, 2014)
-About the objects of quotidiane life for a POW in: “Armas, ropas, casacas y casernas” (Granada, FEHM, 2013).
-About the Conception and the construction of the meaning of: “Friends? or enemies? Deconstructing the enemy” (The journal of the International Napoleonic Society , V. 1, N. 6, 2015).
-She has worked more on this subject in «L’ennemi et la frontière : transformation de l’image de « l’autre » (Annuaire d’études françaises, “La campagne russe” de Napoléon, 2013).
Finally, María Zozaya edits the OpenEdition blog about “POWs Engineer Prisoners” where invites another researchers to publish abstracts about their writings and research, you are wellcome!
About Maria Zozaya´s CV
María Zozaya (Madrid, 1975) studied History in the Complutense University of Madrid, there was awarded with the BA prize
of the Academic year (UCM, 1999) and the PhD Extraordinary Prize for doctoral dissertation in History (UCM, 2009). She has received another academic and research awards (RMR, 1999; AHS, 2007; PVM 2008). She obtained several research grants (FPI-CAM; I3p-CSIC; Caja-Madrid Foundation) held at CSIC (National Council for Spanish Scientific Research), 1998-2008. She had a Juan de la Cierva research contract to investigate in Valladolid´s University (2008-2011). Currently she has a Postdoctoral grant from the Portughese Foundation for Science and Technology held at CIDEHUS, Évora Univ. (FCT, 2013-2018).
Sugerence to quote this reference:
María Zozaya «About Prisoner´s studies of M. Zozaya, POWs», INGENIEROS PRISIONEROS. ISSN 2444-8060, 19-06-2018.