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Curriculum vitae

A. Jorge Aguilera-López is a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, specialising in Maritime History. His dissertation explores the construction of galleys in the Royal Shipyard of Barcelona during the sixteenth century.

Jorge holds a BA in History from the University of Barcelona (2013) and earned an interuniversity MA in Early Modern Mediterranean History with honours (2015). His research background includes working in various projects with prestigious institutions, such as the Maritime Museum of Barcelona (2016–18), the Norwegian Maritime Museum (2018), and the University of Helsinki (2018–19). Jorge is an active member of the Crown of Aragon Node of Red Columnaria and the project The Spanish Monarchy and Eastern Europe (HISTERN). He is also a founding member of the Swedish-Spanish Research Network (SWESP).

His research interests encompass the multifaceted aspects of naval and maritime history in the Early Modern Mediterranean, with a particular emphasis on shipbuilding’s environmental, technological, and social dimensions. Jorge also investigates the early political and commercial connections between the Baltic and Iberian regions. His academic contributions include co-authoring a monograph, publishing multiple scientific papers, and actively participating in academic activities both nationally and internationally.

External positions

Researcher, Norwegian Maritime Museum

15 Jun 201815 Aug 2018

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.