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Curriculum vitae

I am a Spanish doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki (2019-). My research focuses on the study of the Royal Shipyard of Barcelona, its workers, and the construction of war galleys during the 16th century. I am interested in the Spanish-Swedish relations during the reign of Philip II. Paying attention to the diplomatic contacts as well as the commercial exchanges (Baltic timber and naval stores in exchange for salt).

I obtained my BA in History (2009-13) and my MA in Early Modern History (2014-15) at the University of Barcelona. I have worked as a Researcher at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona (2016-18) and as a Research Assistant at the University of Helsinki (2018-19), and I have also collaborated with the Norwegian Maritime Museum (2018). During my doctoral studies, I have had the financial support of Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (2020-21) and Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (2021-22).

I am a researcher at the Crown of Aragon Node of the Red Columnaria (COREDEX). I am also chair of AEJM and a member of SMHYNAS, and UAAT. I am the author of the bilingual history blog: Rowing through History.

Research interests: Maritime and Naval History; Environmental history (forestry and deforestation); Labour history (shipwrights); Iberian and Nordic/Baltic connections; Travellers and inventors; naval early modern technology and military science.

External positions

Teacher, Apip-Acam Foundation

Jan 2018Jul 2018

Researcher, Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Sep 2016Nov 2018

Department Assistant fellow, Universitat de Barcelona

Oct 2014Jul 2015

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Early Modern History
  • Maritime History
  • Environmental History
  • Military History
  • Spanish History
  • Shipbuilding
  • Baltic Trade
  • Naval History

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.