José Manuel de Bernardo Ares

Category: Writer and professor
Birth Date: 11th December 1945
Birth Place: Pontedeume (A Coruña)
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After studying in Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca and Paris, he took a degree and a doctor's degree in History at Valencia University. Since 1975, he has been a Professor at Cordova University. In 1991, he was appointed to the professorship of Modern History. Nowadays, he directs the department of Modern, Contemporary and American History. He is the director of the research group 'HISALEM' (Social History of the Local Administration in the Modern Times) and the collection 'Estudios de Historia Moderna'. He is also Honorary Research Fellow of the University College (London University). As a Professor, he visited Berkeley and California (USA) and East Anglia University in Norwich (England). He got a grant from the Foreign Office in Canada and was researching at Quebec, Trois-Rivières, Montreal and Ottawa Universities.

 Work & Activities

These are some of his most important books: Corrupción política y centralización administrativa. La hacienda de propios en la Córdoba de Carlos II, ('UCO' Publications, Córdoba,1993), Historiología, investigación y didáctica. Elaboración y transmisión de los saberes históricos, (San Francisco - London - Bethesda, 1996), Poder municipal y organización política de la sociedad. Algunas lecciones del pasado, ('UCO' Publications, Córdoba, 1997), A Historia de Galicia vista por Alfredo Brañas, ('Alfredo Brañas' Foundation, Santiago de Compostela, 2000).

 Other Interesting Aspects

On 24th June 1998, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I granted him the Command of the Order to the Civil Merit. It was countersigned by the Foreign Office in gratitude for his services to the Scientific Community owing to the celebration of the international conference 'Hacia un nuevo humanismo'.