Research team

Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

Principal Investigator

Full Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain. He specializes in the study of political economy, the Spanish Empire, the history of consumption, and the history of aristocracy.

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Manuel Díaz-Ordóñez


Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Economic History at the University of Seville, Spain. He specializes in the study of strategic naval rigging industries, the Spanish Empire, and the global expansion of hemp.

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Domingo Savio Rodríguez-Baena


Assistant Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University, Spain. He specialized in intelligent data analysis using Machine Learning techniques and data mining, as well as an expert in database design and management.

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Alejandro García-Montón


Assistant Doctoral Professor at the University of Granada. His main interests focus on mercantile networks in the early modern period and trans-imperial slave trade in the Atlantic world.                                                
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Collaborator team


Jean Pierre Dedieu


French historian specialized in the modern history of Spain and Latin America, with his early works focused on the study of the Spanish Inquisition. Creator and manager of the Fichoz Database. Disciple of the Hispanist and historian Bartolomé Bennassar.

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Jorge Rojas-Gutiérrez


Graduated in History from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, he completed the Master’s degree in History and Digital Humanities at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, where he currently pursuing a PhD as part of an FPU fellowship. His research area focuses on the circulation of elites across different territories of the Hispanic Monarchy.


Pedro Omar Svriz-Wucherer

Collaborator (until february 2021)

Ph.D. in History and Humanities from UPO. His doctoral thesis focused on the Guarani militias of the Jesuit Reductions in Paraguay between the 17th and 18th centuries. He is mainly concerned with how monarchies, Jesuit institutions, and economic, social, and cultural variables combined to defend the Spanish empire’s frontier.

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Assistant team


María Jesús Milán-Agudo

Research Assistant

Master’s degree in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona. She previously worked as a Senior Research Support Technician at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville. She is co-author of several books and articles on modern and contemporary history of Spain.

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Web design team

Adrián Díaz-Milán

Web designer

Graduated in Geography and History from Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain. His general area of interest is the analysis of transnational mobilization of European elites and the application of new digital technologies as a methodological tool in historical research.

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