• Enrique García Hernán. Project Coordinator. –

    Enrique García Hernán (Madrid, 1964). Doctor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome and a Ph.D. in Modern History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research Scientist Institute of History the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences CSIC. Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of History Academic Accademia Ambrosiana in Milan and Member of the Spanish Commission for Military History. He has received national awards “Army” (1993 and 2003) and “Virgen del Mar” (1994) Ministry of Defence, and international award “Robert Bellarmine” (1998) Gregorian University of Rome. Award Finalist National History 2007. Secretary of the Hispania Sacra Magazine. Specialized in the era of the Habsburg. His publications include:

    • Ireland and the Prudent King, 2 vols.
    • The diplomatic action Francis Borgia papacy service 1571-1572
    • Politicians of the Spanish monarchy, 1469-1700. Testing and dictionary.
    • Director of both worlds. Life and work of Juan de Solorzano Pereira (1575-1655).
    • Ireland and Spain in the reign of Philip II.

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  • Declan Downey –

    PhD Cambridge (1994).

    College Lecturer in Modern European and Asian History in the School of History & Archives, University College Dublin.

    Co-Director of the BCL Degree in Law with History Programme since September, 2010.

    Co-director and co-editor with Dr. Ciaran Brady (Trinity College, Dublin.), of the ¿Wild Geese Regiments Database Project ¿ Irish officers and soldiers in the Spanish and Austrian Services c.1560-1810. This is a joint T.C.D.-U.C.D. research project funded by the Higher Education Authority.

    Co-Director of the Irish in Spain and the Iberian Trans-Atlantic World International Research Project

    Member of the Executive Committee of the Council for Spanish-Irish Historical Studies, since March 2011

    Member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish University Review Space Magazine?, Time and Form: Modern History, since 2011

    External Advisor on Japanese-EU Relations, Directorate General for External Relations of the European Commission, Brussels, since 2000

    Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, April 2012

    Director of Irelands EU Presidency Cultural Project Conference: Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin. The Impact of Ireland in Europe: An Historical Perspective, Royal Irish Academy, 21 & 22 February 2013

    Former Acting Director of the U.C.D. Centre for Asian Studies from June 2000 to December 2003.

    Since September 1995, Dr. Downey has held administrative roles such as Director of Examinations, Coordinator, Rapporteur and Editor of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Assessment and Report on the UCD Combined Departments of History in 2002-¿3, Director of Tutorials, Director of International Exchanges in History, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Early Modern History and currently he is Co-Director of the BCL Degree Programme in Law & History.

    Advisor to the Asian Strategy Committee, Dept. of An Taoiseach, (Prime Minister), Dublin, 2000-2004

    Member of the Irish Business & Employers Confederation (I.B.E.C. ) Asia Forum for the maximisation of business, educational and cultural links with Asia, 2000-2004.

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  • Carmen Lario de Oñate –

    Maria del Carmen Lario de Oñate holds a PhD in Philosophy and Letters (Anglo-Germanic Philology). His research is related to the Irish and British population in Cadiz in the eighteenth century. The result of which is the publication The British and Irish merchant colony at Cadiz in the late eighteenth. It has also contributed to various publications of various kinds. He is currently Professor of School of the Faculty of. Economics and Business at the University of Cadiz.

  • Eduardo Javier Alonso Rome

    Eduardo Javier Alonso Rome (*Salamanca, 1969). Doctor in Portuguese Philology from the University of Salamanca (1998). His main area of ​​research is the edition and study of religious texts ss. XVI-XVII, privileging relations perspective intrapeninsulares (especially Jesuits, Dominicans, Augustinian and Trinitarian). Also, has worked on the culture finisecular (around the year 1900) and the literature of the mid-s. XX.

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  • Benjamin Hazard

    Dr Hazard’s research interests are: European cultural history; politics and society in early-modern Ireland and Europe; Irish relations with the Iberian Peninsula and the papacy; state formation; cultural politics and historiography; concepts of Irish identity; Computer Applications for the Humanities, especially the creation of corpora and text analysis.

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  • I am an experienced professor of Spanish Language, Literature, Culture and History. I am also specialized in the use of NTIC (New Technology for Information and Communication) in teaching and education.

  • I was awarded a PhD in European Modern History in April 2012 by the University of Valladolid (Spain) and the Keele University (United Kingdom) and in September 2013 the Extraordinary PhD Award in Arts and Humanities by University of Valladolid (Spain).

  • My PhD thesis focused on Anglo Spanish Diplomacy during the early Jacobean period (1603-1625)

  • Over the past 12 years I have gained a substantial amount of experience studying, researching and teaching in a range of internationally recognised higher education institutions located in Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Romania.

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  • Phillip Batelka,
    • Research Areas:

      • Croatian frontier warriors in the Cabinet Wars of the 18th Century.
      • Identity, otherness and ethnicity in the early modern Balkans.
      • Stereotypes and images of Croatian soldiers in the Spanish and Austrian military.
    • Participation in Research Projects:

      • Research Group> Violence Communities < (Research Group ›Communities of Violence‹, founded by the German Research Foundation.

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