The Local Government Board has recently approved the bases of the IX Historical Research Prize "Alporchón" that the Department of Archives of the City of Totana will recover when the call is officialized after several years without being developed, and that is destined to know and spread The story of Totana.
The call may be attended by all those who are in possession of the degree of licentiate or graduate in any of its specialties;
And the works presented will be unpublished and will deal with any aspect of the history of the municipality of Totana and its projection on historical, cultural, economic, social or political realities of a supralocal character.
The call will be biennial and the winning work will become property of the City of Totana, which reserves all the rights of publication within a period of three years, after which they will pass entirely to the author or authors.
The councilor of the Archives, Inmaculada Blázquez, explained that the intention of the municipal government team was to recover this prize, for what has already given the green light to its bases;
And has stated that its official announcement is still conditioned to sign the collaboration with the university publisher to finalize its paper edition.
When the agreement is formalized, the publishing house "Editions of the University of Murcia" (Editum) will publish this work, either in digital support (in open access) or in paper, so that the University of Murcia and the City of Totana The publication by its usual channels.
According to the bases, the economic financing of the paper publication will be the exclusive responsibility of the City and will be subject to its economic availability;
And the author will sign with Editum a contract that preserves his intellectual property rights of the work, although he will not be financially rewarded for the sales of the copies in case of printed edition, which will be included in the signature contract.
In addition, the extension of the submitted paper can not be less than 100 pages (size A-4), and an original in digital format, PDF format and CD support will be presented, or three if it is on paper.
In the event that the jury detects plagiarism in any of the works presented, it will be excluded from the prize and its author disqualified and disqualified from returning to the "Alporchón" Prize.
In the works presented, the jury will value fundamentally the scientific value (scientific interest, documentary rigor, use of adequate bibliography, etc.), the originality of the subject, the orthographic and grammatical correction.
The jury will be composed of the president (mayor-president of the municipal corporation), the vice-president (councilor of Archive) and several members (an expert appointed by the University of Murcia, an expert appointed by Editum, an expert appointed by the Ministry Of Culture and Portavocía, a person of the locality of recognized prestige to be designated by the mayor-president and the Municipal Archivera).
Winning works of other editions
The first call was presented four works, the winner was Juan Cánovas Mulero with the work: "Solidarities socio-religious in the modern era, Cofradías de Totana (Centuries XVI-XVII)", published in 1995.
In the second call, in 1996, 5 papers were presented, and this time the prize went to Pedro Martínez Cavero with "Approach to Prehistory and Ancient History of Totana", published the following year, in 1997.
The third call was in 1998, this time only one paper was presented, and it was deserted.
In the fourth convocation, year 2000, two works were presented, and this time the jury decided to reward the work of José Antonio Guerao Navarro, titled "Totana 1936-1939.Repercussions of the Civil War in a municipality of the rearguard", that Was published in July 2001;
While the fifth corresponded to Eulalia Miralles, whose winning work was entitled "After the Infinite Color: Obdulio Miralles' Painting (1965-1984)".
From the 6th Historical Investigation Prize "Alporchón", the archaeologist José Antonio Sánchez Pravia was awarded with his work "The enchanted clay, tradition in Totana (XVI-XX centuries)", and the seventh edition corresponded to the work "Urban memory.
Study of approach to the evolution of the city of Totana in the period 1950-1980 ", by Antonio Campos Cánovas.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana