The next session of the permanent seminar "Iberian Worlds and Early Globalization" will take place next Thursday, November 11 at 15:00 (CET) as a workshop entitled Data Bases for the Study of Early Modern Elites in Europe and America and organized by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla (UPO), full professor of Early Modern History and member of the PAI HUM 1000 group, in the framework of the project En busca de aristocracias atlánticas. Américas y las élites en la España peninsular, 1492-1824 (UPO-FEDER 1264973) of which he is PI.

Entitled Data Bases for the Study of Early Modern Elites in Europe and America,this workshop explores the pros and cons of relational databases common among historians and will present and discuss a new model of document oriented database ('AtlantoCracies') so far not used in historical research. For this purpose, the elites of the Italian peninsula and of the European and American territories of the Spanish Habsburg monarchy during the early modern era will be taken as a field of study.

The session will feature the following presentations:

15:00-15:10 Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla (UPO): Introduction

15:10-15:35 Jean-Pierre Dedieu (IAO, ENS-Lyon) and Albane Cogne (Centre Torangeau d’Histoire et d’études de Sources, Université de Tours)

“At an imperial scale: The Fichoz data base and its contribution to the study of transnational elites” 

15:35-16:00 Manuel Díaz-Ordóñez (UPO), María J. Milán-Agudo (UPO), Domingo S. Rodríguez-Baena (UPO) and Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla (UPO)

“´AtlantoCracies´: From relational to document-oriented data bases (Transatlantic nobilities in the early modern Spanish Monarchy)«

16:00-17:00 Discussion

This edition of the seminar is a joint initiative of the MA Program in History and Digital Humanities at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), the PAI HUM 1000 History of Globalization research group and the European University Institute of Florence. To attend the session online, it is necessary to register for free through the following link:

The complete program of the workshop is available through the following link: link.


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