Fernando Sánchez Marcos
Fernando Sánchez Marcos (Ávila, 1943) is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Barcelona (UB).
He is the Founder and the Director of the bilingual web portal on Historical Culture, Historiography and Theory of History: Culturahistorica.es (http://www.culturahistorica.es). The portal, which has reached more than 500,000 visits since its foundation (in April 2009), offers a wide and well-linked range of pdf-format texts written by leading scholars in these fields, in an attractive format. It also incorporates a substantial number of links, commentaries on historical films and novels and other didactic resources.
He is a member of The International Commission on Theory and History of Historiography (del CICH), in whose bureau he took part from 1990 to 1999. He was, during twelve years, joint director of the Master’s degree in Historical Culture and Communication (Cultura històrica i Comunicació), at the University of Barcelona. He contributed to impel the birth (in 1980) of “Pedralbes. Revista d’Història Moderna”. He was Vice-chairperson of the Fundación Española de Historia Moderna.