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Naming for Understanding: Concepts and debates for medieval peninsular history

From May 17, 2019 until July 07, 2019The course will be held from July 10 through 12, 2019, in the morning and afternoon (¡1 ECTS credit).
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Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Alcalá, 62). The course will be held from July 10 through 12, 2019, in the morning and afternoon (¡1 ECTS credit). You must register in advance.
In Spanish.

You may now register and apply to receive scholarships for this summer course organized by Casa Árabe, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and CSIC.

Directed by Professors Carlos de Ayala (UAM) and Maribel Fierro (CSIC), it will be taking place from July 10 through 12 at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Madrid.

Terminology, and especially accurate terminology which is conceptually well-grounded, is the basic tool allowing historians do carry out their work. Out of written and iconographic documentation arise the terms and concepts lying beneath. Properly understanding their meaning, tracking them back in time historiographically and analyzing the contexts in which terminology is used are the keys making it possible to construct a coherent discourse about study sources.

This course, conceived from an interdisciplinary historical and cultural perspective, is intended precisely to achieve this: offering our students the right tools and methodological background needed to understand and research history.

The course has been designed as a series of theoretical and practical seminars, each given by two professors, to analyze contents from a dual perspective, both Islamic and Christian, thus encompassing the reality of our medieval peninsular history. We would like to instill the course with solid practical contents at each session in order to provide incentives for active participation by those attending in the form of a debate. A round table discussion will also be held with the participation of three professors, as well as a guided tour of medieval Madrid.

Professors
Carlos de Ayala (UAM)
Maribel Fierro (CSIC)
Alejandro García Sanjuán, professor of Medieval History, University of Huelva
David Porrinas, professor of Medieval History, University of Extremadura
Luz Gómez García, professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, UAM
Alejandro Rodríguez de la Peña, professor of Medieval History, San Pablo-CEU
Martín Alvira, professor of Medieval History, UCM
Javier Albarrán, researcher, UAM
Enrique Daza, professor of Medieval History, UAM
Patrice Cressier, CIHAM
Fernando Bravo, researcher, UAM
María Jesús de la Fuente, department chair of Medieval History, Universidad Carlos III
Antonio Urquízar, professor of Art History, UNED
Julio Escalona, permanent scientific researcher, IH-CSIC
Eduardo Manzano, professor of Research, IH-CSIC
David Nogales, professor of Medieval History, UAM
Víctor de Castro, researcher, ILC-CSIC
Adday Hernández, Juan de La Cierva researcher, ILC-CSIC.
Francisco García Fitz, department chair of Medieval History, University of Extremadura
J. Santiago Palacios, professor of Medieval History, UAM

The price for registration in the course is €64. However the UAM offers a program which provides up to 20 scholarships to attend the course. Non-salary earning university students and unemployed bachelor’s degree holders may apply for them.

The ECTS credits will be recognized for anyone who attends 100% of the sessions and passes the required evaluation. Those students who attend at least 80% of the sessions will receive a diploma to accredit their attendance.

Course program
Naming for Understanding: Concepts and debates for medieval peninsular history