Introduction

Welcome to the Website of the Department of Medieval, Modern and American History, where you will find information on the teaching and research activity taking place within department.

The department, in its current configuration, was created in 1989. Since then the successive heads of department have been César González Mínguez (1989-1999), Ernesto García Fernández (1999-2002), José Antonio Munita Loinaz (2002-2009) and José Ramón Díaz de Durana (2009-).

The department is based at the Faculty of Letters, on the Alava Campus of the University of the Basque Country and is involved in the teaching of the following degree courses: History, Art History, Hispanic Philology, Basque Philology and Translation & Interpretation.

The department is also responsible the official inter-university Masters Degree "Europe and the Atlantic: power, culture and society" ("Europa y el Mundo Atlántico: poder, cultura y sociedad") in which the Simancas Institute of the University of Valladolid, the University of Verona, the Paris based École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the University of Nantes also participate. Successful completion of the Masters degree gives access to our doctoral programme which has been awarded a Quality citation (Mención de Calidad) by the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science.

Our staff participate in a broad range of research initiatives and in various research groups alongside colleagues from both within the University of the Basque Country  from other European and American universities.

The department also boasts a Document Processing Laboratory.