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Miguel Larrañaga

WHO

Miguel Larrañaga

Professor Larrañaga (St Sebastian, Spain, 1961) is a specialist in the social and cultural History of the European Middle Ages (5th-15thC). He dedicated his doctoral thesis to the transformations of Medieval society, through the analysis of social conflicts in the Kingdom of Navarre during the 14th and 15thC. All his academic and research career has been focused on this period, on which he has published a number of scientific articles and books. His books include titles like (among others): “Colección diplomática del convento de San Bartolomé”; “Colección diplomática de Hondarribia”; “Colección diplomática de Bergara”; “El triunfo de las élites urbanas guipuzcoanas. Nuevos textos para el estudio del gobierno de las villas y de la Provincia (1412-1539)”; “Armamento e Iconografía en la Antigüedad y en la Alta Edad Media”; “Campesinado y conflictividad social en la Navarra bajomedieval”; and “Palabra, imagen, Poder: Enseñar el Orden en la Edad Media” (2015).
In his free time he enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and MT biking.

Experience

Teaching and research:

Universidad de Alcalá (Spain). Professor, 1995-1999
Middlebury College in Madrid (Spain). Professor, 2006-2011
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Researcher, 1999-2002
Universidad SEK (Spain). Professor, 2003-2007
IE University. Professor, 2008 – nowadays
Middlebury College (Madrid). Professor, 2005-2010
Stanford University-BOSP. Professor, 2009 – nowadays
Visiting Researcher at the Institut für Franziskanische Geschichte (Germany). July 1997
Visiting Professor at the Hill Manuscript Library-Saint John’s University (USA). Sept 2008
Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford (UK). Sept 2012 – August 2013

University management:

Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs at IE University. 2009 – nowadays

Current advisory boards memberships:

The Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (Routledge, USA).
The History Research Review (David Publishing, USA).

Current research groups and professional associations:

Cooperative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network (CARMEN)
Sociedad, Poder y Cultura. Universidad del País Vasco
Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales
Caminos del Románico. Scientific Committee Director

PhD thesis direction (last):

“La escultura románica hispana y la lucha contra el Islam”. Universidad Carlos III (Spain). Extraordinary PhD Humanities Program Award 2010

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Specialization in Paleography. Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
PhD in Medieval History. Universidad de Deusto (Spain)