Jaume Aurell

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University of Navarra
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Jaume Aurell (saurell@unav.es) is Professor at the Department of History at the University of Navarra (Spain). His main subjects of research are medieval and modern historiography, historians' autobiographies, and Medieval Coronations. He is member of the Research Group "Religion and Civil Society", at the ICS (University of Navarra).

His publications include "Theoretical Perspectives on Historians' Autobiographies. From Documentation to Intervention" (New York: Routledge, 2015) [http://www.tandf.net/books/details/9781138934405/]; "Authoring the Past. History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia" (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2012) [http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo12778575.html], "La escritura de la memoria, de los positivismos a los postmodernismos" (Valencia: Universitat de València, 2005) and "Els mercaders catalans al Quatre-Cents" (Lleida,: Pagès, 1998).

He has edited "Rewriting the Middle Ages in the Twentieth Century" (Brepols, 2005 and 2009), and published some articles on “history and autobiography” in Biographiy, Annales, Rethinking History, Biography and Prose Studies. He has edited a volume on Historians' Autobiographies: "La historia de España en Primera Persona. Autobiografías de historiadores hispanistas" (Barcelona: Base, 2012) [http://www.editorialbase.es/libros/195].

He has functioned as editor of the themed issues "Rethinking Historical Genres in the Twenty-First Century", Rethinking History 19.2 (2015), and, with Rocio G. Davis, "Academic Autobiography and/in the Discourses of History," Rethinking History, 13, 1 (2009).

He is currently working on a book on self-coronations, considering its ritual condition, from a historical and anthropological perspective. See also: http://www.unav.es/departamento/historia-arte-geografia/curriculum-jaume-aurell