Miguel Larrañaga Zulueta, PhD. (Director)
Born in Saint Sebastian, Spain, 1961. Miguel is a specialist in the social and cultural History of the European Middle Ages. Since his doctorate in 1994, has been a university professor and researcher in Spain, and visiting professor in Germany, USA, and UK. Currently he is Vice-Rector and professor of IE University, professor of Stanford University–BOSP, member of the advisory board of the “Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies” (USA) and the “History Research Review” (USA), member of CARMEN (acronym for the Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network), and of the Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales.
His interest in the Middle Ages began during his undergraduate studies of Philosophy in Madrid. After a specialization in Paleography he dedicated his doctoral thesis to the transformations of Navarrese Medieval society during the 14th and 15th centuries. All his academic and research career has been focused on this period, on which he has published a large number of scientific articles and books. His last book is titled “Palabra, Imagen, Poder: Enseñar el Orden en la Edad Media” (2015).
Cesáreo Pérez González, PhD. (Director Unidad de Arqueología)
Studied history and archaeology at the University of Valladolid, completing his PhD in 1987. Starting his professional career as a school teacher and headmaster, he later became professor, deputy vice-chancellor and then president and vice-chancellor both in Spanish and South American universities. Simultaneously, he worked as a manager for several international companies focused on innovation in fields such as book publishing and general educational services.
During his research career he has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications on archaeology, history, education and architecture.
He has taken part as a leading or assistant researcher in both archaeological and heritage projects taking place in countries such as Austria, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Italy and Spain.
He currently leads the IE University’s Archaeology Unit and serves as editor of the scientific journal Oppidum.
Susana Torres Prieto, PhD.
PhD. 'Doctor Europeus' in Slavic Philology by Cambridge University and Universidad Complutense. She did her postdoctoral studies on history in Paris (EPHE) and on paleograhpy and codicology in the US (Ohio State University). Professor Torres has developed her academic and research career in the areas of Slavic and Medieval Studies. She has specialized on the literature and culture of Russia from the Middle Ages until now, as well as on the means and context of transmission of knowledge, on which she has published extensively. She has taught in several universities in Spain and the US and, after having been member of several international research groups, directed her own international research group on translations into Slavic of Greek religious texts. She has been appointed Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Harvard, Ohio State, and Cambridge (UK). She is also member of several scientific societies worldwide. Her current research focuses on the transmission and representation of ideologies of power from the Middle Ages until now, particularly in the different Classical and Biblical models used in Eastern and Western Europe.
Susana is currently Professor of Humanities and Academic Director of Humanities at IE University and IE Business School. She is also Researcher in the Cátedra La Caixa/IE of Management.
Emilio Illarregui Gómez (In memoriam)
Bachelor in Geography and History from the University of Cantabria, with a specialization in Prehistory and Archaeology. He got an Advanced Studies Diploma in Roman settlement in the Duero Plateau (Spain) from the universities of Cantabria and Valladolid.
Emilio did research stays at the universities of Bordeaux III, Manchester, and Frankfurt.
He has been manager of multiple Heritage and Archaeology projects in Europe and Egypt. He was also visiting professor at the following universities: Milano, Lisbon, Santiago de Chile, Warsaw, Rome and Bergamo.
Professor at IE University until his death, in September 2018.
Pablo Arribas Lobo, PhD.
Graduate in History with specialization in Archaeology and Ancient History and PhD. in Cultural Heritage from the University of Valladolid (Spain). His lines of work cover different fields of the material culture and urbanism of Antiquity, as well as the management of archaeological heritage, with scientific and technical activity.
Researcher and teacher of the Archaeology Unit of IE University, he currently participates in research and heritage adequacy projects in the archaeological sites of Tiermes, Herrera de Pisuerga, Cauca and Segovia.
Olivia V. Reyes Hernando, PhD.
Graduate in Archaeology from the University of Valladolid (1993). Her particular line of research has been defined by stays abroad in European University centers (Bradford, Institute Ausonius-Bordeaux), collaborations in national and international Archaeological research projects (France, Egypt) or teaching and research works developed in this field, outlining a personal specialization towards various fields of Roman culture, Epigraphy and Late Antiquity.
Cultural Manager and founding partner of the archaeological studio Flashback Archaeologica, in its technical, didactic and formative and research facet.
Currently, she works as professor-researcher in the IE University’s Archaeology Unit. Her área of study concerns the analysis and management of ancient landscape, particularly in Roman villae.
Eusebio Dohijo Gutiérrez, PhD.
Bachelor with specialization in Medieval History and Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis "Late Antiquity in the High Valley of Duero". His lines of research cover different aspects of material culture and settlement during Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
His studies have focused mainly on the area of the province of Soria (Spain), and more specifically on the site of Tiermes.
He has worked as a technician for more than 10 years at the Altamira Museum (Cantabria, Spain), where he took part in the project: "Registration and cataloge of pre-ceramic archaeological heritage and rock art of Paraguay". He is a member of the Sorian Studies Center.
Inés Monteira Arias, PhD.
Graduated in Art History (Complutense Univesity, Madrid) and PhD in Carlos III University (Madrid, 2010), were she was given an Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Her doctoral thesis about Romanesque Sculpture and the fight against Islam was undertake thanks to two Research Grants from the CSIC (2004-2005 y 2006-2009).
She has completed different investigation stages at the CNRS, Toulouse (2006), in the EEHAR os the CSIC in Rome (2007 y 2008) and in the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (2009), were she also was Postdoctoral Fellow thanks to a Research Grant from the Max-Planck Institut (2010-2011).
She has contributed to 7 research projects and has given lectures in national and international centres and conferences. Amongst her publications are 7 books and more than 20 scientific articles. The books that are most representative of her researches are El ememigo imaginado. La escultura románica hispana y la lucha contra el Islam (CNRS, Toulouse, 2012) and La influencia islámica en la escultura románica de Soria (FUESP, Madrid, 2005).
Her teaching experience has been developed in the IE Univesity (2007-2010), in the Middlebury College in Madrid (2008-2012) and in the UNED (from 2011). Since 2011 she teaches in History of Art Department of the UNED were she has been editor of the journal Espacio, Tiempo y Forma Serie VII, Historia del Arte from 2011 to 2016. She is currently teaching medieval art as Associated Professor in the UNED.
Andrés Pérez Arana
MA Landscape Archaeology – University of Sheffield. PGCE Secondary Education – Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. BA(Hons)History: Specialisation in World Prehistory and Native American Anthropology – Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Andrés has more than 10 years of experience in archaeology, first as a volunteer in excavation and post-excavation teams in Spain, Italy and France; and after completing his MA in Landscape Archaeology, as a professional field archaeologist and archaeological geophysicist working for different companies in the UK. Andrés is member of the Chartered Institution for Archaeologists and currently works as an Archaeological Geophysicist Supervisor at Wessex Archaeology North. (Sheffield, UK) where his main tasks are leading field teams, interpreting data and writing reports. Andrés also collaborates in several IE University archaeological projects and activities.
In addition to his archaeological experience, he has also worked as a teacher in different British educative centres since he holds a Qualified Teacher Status.
Rubén Montoya González, PhD.
Project Lead and Associate Researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (Italy), where he is developing a project on Pompeii and other sites of the Vesuvian region. His research focus is on Roman art and Archaeology, Glocalization theory, Global History, and Cultural Studies, areas in which he has published different articles and studies. In January 2021 he was awarded his Ph.D. in Roman Archaeology at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). During his doctorate, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, he carried out a research placement as part of the AHRC and Erasmus + Traineeship programs at EEHAR – Spanish School of History and Archaeology in Rome (Italy) (2018-2019). Previously, he completed his M.A. The Classical Mediterranean (2014-2015) as a Santander Scholar at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom), as well as his B.A. in History (Ancient History) at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain, 2009-2013). He combines his career in academia and higher education with his passion for communication through his role as contributing writer for National Geographic History Magazine and La Vanguardia.
Sara Martuscelli (Research Fellow)
Sara completed her degree in International Relations at IE University (2022), obtaining First Class Honors. Her final degree thesis was entitled “Archaeology and Cultural Diplomacy”, in which she obtained the highest grade. She is currently studying a Masters in Arts – Reception of the Classical World at University College London (expected September 2023).
She has collaborated in seminars at the Scuola di Politiche in Rome and Milan and in summer courses at Sciences Po in Paris. She worked in the German Parliament as an intern for the Deputy Chairman for Foreign Affairs, Defense Policy, and Council of Europe and at the Studio Legale Dorsa Mazzon in Milan.
Sara also has professional experience in the field of Archaeology, as she worked as a Social Media & Communication Assistant at the Ipogeo Dei Cristallini, in Naples.
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