Princesses in the Mediterranean in the Modern Age

28 October 2021. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | Catalan | IEMed
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Inaugural session of the Aula Mediterrània 2021-2022 conference series with the participation of the IEMed managing director, Roger Albinyana, and Muntsa Vilalta, Director General of Foreign Action of the Generalitat of Catalunya.

The conference covers the modern era, where countless travellers sailed the Mediterranean for a variety of reasons. Among these travelers were a significant number of princesses who crossed the sea to reign. These were extraordinary journeys, which meant great experiences for them which built historical moments worth remembering.

María Ángeles Pérez Samper is a historian and emeritus professor of Modern History at the University of Barcelona (UB), where she is a member of the Western Mediterranean History Study Group – Society, Power and Culture in Modern Times (GEHMO). She was previously the director of the Department of Modern History at the UB and president of the Spanish Foundation for Modern History. Among her publications we can find books such as: Comer y beber: una historia de la alimentación en España (2019); Vivir en la España Moderna (2019); Mesas y cocinas en la España del siglo XVIII (2011); and among her most recent articles are Revolución en la cocina (2021) and Entre Oriente y Occidente: Múltiples mestizajes (2020)

Conference by María Ángeles Pérez Samper, Professor Emeritus of Modern History and Xavier Gil Pujol, Professor of Modern History. Co-organized by the IEMed as part of the Aula Mediterrània 2021-22 program in collaboration with the Master in History and Identities in the Western Mediterranean, 15th-19th centuries, UB / UA / UV / Universitat Jaume I.

This conference takes place in the IEMed conference room, Girona, 20 – Barcelona and can also be followed on the IEMed Youtube channel.



Roger Albinyana

Managing Director IEMed

Muntsa Vilalta

Director General of External Action Generalitat de Catalunya

María Ángeles Pérez Samper

Emeritus professor of Modern History University of Barcelona

Xavier Gil Pujol

Full professor of Modern History University of Barcelona

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