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Francisco J. García-Serrano Nebras, Ph.D.


Division of Humanities
History


Education

Ph.D. History (University of California, Berkeley)
Doctorado Homologado by the Spanish Ministry of Culture
Accredited by ANECA (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación): “Profesor Contratado Doctor”, “Profesor de Universidad Privada” and “Profesor Ayudante Doctor”
M.A. History (University of California, Berkeley)
Licenciado en Geografía e Historia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Practice Areas

  • Medieval Iberia, Medieval Mediterranean
  • Mendicant Orders
  • National Identities
  • Early Iberian Presence in Asia

Publications and Media Placements

Forthcoming publications:

Book chapter: “Ambiguity, Friendship and Pragmatism: Medieval Friars in Iberia and Beyond” in Kim Bergqvist, Kurt Villads Jensen and Anthony John Lappin (eds.) Conflict and Collaboration in Medieval Iberia, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.

Books

Edited Volume: The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain (editor), Amsterdam; Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Book:Preachers of the City. The Expansion of the Dominican Order in Castile, 1217-1348. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 1997.

Chapters in Collective Volumes

“Entre exclusión e inclusión: las órdenes mendicantes en la Baja Edad Media castellana”, in Jesús Solórzano Telechea (ed.) Exclusión social y disciplina en la ciudad medieval europea (Exclusion and Social Discipline in The European Medieval City), Logroño: Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 2018, 111-136.

“Friars and Royal Authority in the Thirteenth-Century Castilian Frontier” in In Honor of Teófilo F. Ruiz: Authority and Spectacle in Medieval Iberia and Early Modern Spain. Essays in Honor of Teofilo F. Ruiz. Yuen-Gen Liang and Jarbel Rodriguez eds. Rouledge (London and New York, 2017), 104-117.

“Del convento al palacio: los frailes y las oligarquías castellanas (siglos XIII-XIV)”, in Poder, piedad y devoción. Castilla y su entorno (siglos XII-XV), Isabel Beceiro Pita (dir.), Madrid: Silex 2014, 77-102.

“Conclusion: The Mendicants as a Mediterranean Phenomenon,”in Taryn Chubb and Emily Kelly, ed., Mendicants and Merchants in the Medieval Mediterranean, Special issue of Medieval Encounters, Volume/2-3 (Brill, 2012), 272-289.

“La creación de la identidad en la frontera medieval castellana y la visión del otro: mudéjares y judíos” en Hacedores de Frontera. Estudios sobre el contexto social de la Frontera en la España medieval. Madrid: CEU Ediciones, 2009, 73-90.

Recent Articles

Roger Martínez Dávila, Sean Perrone, Francisco García-Serrano Nebras, et al., “Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Cathedrals: Crowdsourced Manuscript: Transcriptions and Modern Digital Editions”, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, vol. 43, article 2 (2018), 4-40.

Francisco Seijo, Francisco García-Serrano, et al., “Forgetting fire: Traditional fire knowledge in two chestnut forest ecosystems of the Iberian Peninsula and its implications for European fire management policy,” Land Use Policy, 47 (2015): 130-144.

“España y América ante la Leyenda Negra: mito y realidad,” Iberoamericana, (Instituto Iberoamericano, Sophia University), Tokyo, Japan, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1 (2012): 1-12.

“Reflexiones sobre la identidad: la invención medieval de España,” Cuadernos Canela, Japan. (Confederación Académica Nipona Española y Latino Americana), vol. XXIII, (2011): 27-38.

Online Publications and Projects

With Roger L. Martínez et al., “Virtual Plasencia” (http://virtualplasencia.org). Published on 01 Jan 2015

Recent papers delivered and conferences attended

“Medieval Encounters between Iberia, the Mediterranean and Asia: Myths and Realities”, Iberia, the Mediterranean and the World in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. UCLA-The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 11-14 October, 2018.

“Entre exclusión e inclusión: las órdenes mendicantes en la Baja Edad Media castellana”, XIV Encuentros Internacionales del Medievo - Exclusion and Social Discipline in The European Medieval City, Nájera (La Rioja), 9-10 November, 2017.

“Religious Authority in the Frontier Society of Fernando III”, San Fernando and His Age, international conference at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, 6-7 October 2017.

“Between Enemies and Friends: The Role of the Mendicant Friars as Mediators in the Iberian Peninsula and Beyond,” Historians of Medieval Iberia: Enemies and Friends. A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium. Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden, March 14-16, 2016.

“Medieval Iberia and Africa in the Mediterranean Context,” Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology). Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, November 19-21, 2015.

“Mendicant Identity and Social Networks in Medieval Castile”, MAM (Medieval Association of the Midwest), 30th Annual Meeting, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, January 22-34, 2015.

“Poverty and Authority in Late Medieval Castile”, American Historical Association, 129th Annual Meeting (New York, January 2-5, 2015): Authority and Spectacle in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Part 2: In Honor of Teofilo F. Ruiz: Spectacle in Medieval Iberia and Beyond.

“Friars and Nuns: Dominican Economy and Identity in Medieval Castile”, The Friars and their influence in Medieval Spain. International Conference at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, April 12-13, 2013.

Conferences organized

Co-organizer of San Fernando and His Age, international conference at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, 6-7 October 2017.

Co-organizer for the InterdisciplinaryConference: Consilience and Inclusion: Scientific and Cultural Encountersof AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology), Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. November 19-21, 2015.

Co-organizer of the 30th International Conference Medieval Identities, for the Medieval Association of the Midwest, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, January 23-24, 2015.

Co-organizer and President for the InterdisciplinaryConference: Challenges of AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology), Universidad de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, November 20-23, 2014.

Co-organizer and President for the InterdisciplinaryConference: Crossing the Border: Encounters between Cultures and Disciplinesof AHLiST (Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 5-6, 2013.