Location & Facilities

The Institució Milà i Fontanals of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain's national research council) is located near Barcelona’s Old City. The Institució is about 25 minutes by foot from the Barcelona Resident.

Course Structure

The Institute combines colloquia, lectures, workshops and independent study.  Each participant will be expected to attend the formal study sessions, and work on a project of his or her own proposing.

The course is divided into three broad thematic units (see below). There will be two faculty for each unit, each of whom will present one formal colloquium and moderate two workshop sections, each with 12 participants. The final week will consist of workshops under the guidance of the Co-Directors, and participant presentations. In addition, guest faculty from Barcelona will give presentations on the Archive of the Crown of Aragon, and themes related to each unit.

There will be optional hands-on introductions to the Archive of the Crown of Aragon for those interested in undertaking archival research.

Two “field trips” are planned: a walking tour in Barcelona and a trip to Girona.  At the moment these are tentative, contingent on budgetary factors.  The Institute may not be able to cover the full cost of these activities.

The language of the workshops and colloquia will be English.