Campus Yuste opens a new edition studying the figure and work of José Saramago on the centenary of his birth

Sergio Ramírez, who was the recipient of the 2017 Cervantes Prize; Laura Restrepo, Manuel Vilas and Ana Margarida de Carvalho, will attend this meeting among others.

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Office for Cross-Border Initiatives are organising the course “Iberian Dialogues. José Saramago: A minute, a Century”, which will take place from 27 to 29 June, and is included within the framework of the Campus Yuste educational programme. The work of this Portuguese Nobel Prize award-winner and member of the Academy of Yuste will be analysed in the course at a time when the centenary of his birth is being commemorated. (24/06/2022)

This course, which is directed by Antonio Sáez Delgado and Miguel Ángel Lama, professors of the University of Évora and the University of Extremadura, respectively, intends to offer a faithful and updated portrait of the constant presence of the work and the human legacy of a man who is capable of offering visionary thinking while clinging to reality, through a plural and multiple analysis.

To this end, university experts and prominent Ibero-American personalities will approach the figure of the great Portuguese writer from various points of view and with a European and Ibero-American perspective, examining his legacy from the perspective of literature, society and trans-Iberism; thus facilitating a complete and complementary vision of his multi-purpose public presence. Among other personalities, writers of the stature of the Nicaraguan novelist and recipient of the 2017 Cervantes Prize, Sergio Ramírez; Colombian, Laura Restrepo; Manuel Vilas, Ana Margarida de Carvalho or Juan Cruz, will atend.

This edition recovers the face-to-face format and the students return to the Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste in order to listen to and participate in the presentations and round tables of experts, writers and academic referents in the study of Saramago. In addition to the virtual version, Campus Yuste opens up to the world, as all courses will be broadcast live. This has resulted in registrations from Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela.

The course “Iberian Dialogues. José Saramago: A Minute, a Century” is part of the official programme of commemorations that celebrate the centenary of the birth of Nobel Prize José Saramago and it has counted with the collaboration of the University of Extremadura, the University of Évora, National Heritage and the Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz, as well as support from the European Regional Development Fund Interreg Spain-Portugal.


This is the third year that Campus Yuste hosts a course on Iberian and transatlantic cultural dialogues. If in the 2020 edition it focused on the “identities in contact” and last year it analysed and reviewed the mark left by the avant-garde spirit throughout the 20th century and early 21st, in this edition the focus has been on the figure and the work of the Nobel Prize for Literature and Yuste’s academic, José Saramago.

In this manner, Yuste Foundation, in collaboration with the Office for Cross-Border Initiatives of the Regional Government of Extremadura, aims to strengthen relations in the area of linguistic, literary, cultural and academic cooperation, which represent an opportunity for development in cross-border regions such as Extremadura, as well as in the Ibero-American and other geographical areas where Spanish and Portuguese are working and communication languages.

You may register to watch the course online via the following link: