Dianne Konz

A Smithsonian Study Leader since 1992, Dianne Konz has led several Smithsonian groups to Spain and Portugal. She has taught Spanish literature, language, and civilization at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Washington University. She has also lectured and published studies on Spanish and Latin American literature, and Spanish culture. Dianne’s enthusiasm for Iberia grew from her experiences living and studying in Madrid. Her particular passion is the integration of the cultural arts in the context of their time. She approaches art and architecture, literature, music, and gastronomy as a reflection of a country’s history, politics, and geography. Dianne's teachings of Spanish history and civilization include the Moorish and Islamic periods—invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iberia, and the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic presence in Iberia.
 
Apr 27 - May 5, 2014
9 days
Explore the history, arts, and cuisine from Lisbon to Honfleur aboard the deluxe L'Austral
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Multiple Departures, 2014 & 2015
17 days
Stay in historic lodgings as you journey from Lisbon and Oporto to Santiago, Bilbao, the Pyrenees and Barcelona
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Multiple Departures, 2014 & 2015
15 days
Stay in historic inns in Spain and Portugal and discover the spirit of Iberia's rich Roman and Moorish past
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