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Date of appointment: 2 october 2018.

By proposal of: Faculty of Geography and History.

Date of investiture: 31 may 2019.

Sponsor: Prof. Francisco M. Gimeno Blay.

Biographical outline:

Roger Chartier (Lyon, 1945) is a French historian, member of the fourth generation of the Annales School. He is specialised in cultural history, to which he has integrated the results of studies and research of academic spaces such as the history of books and edition, the means of production and circulation of texts, the space of accumulative written memory, which are seen as power and sociability spaces, and the practises related to usage and enjoyment of books.

The usage of Spanish literature as a source of historical analysis has turned him into a master of research in the history of literature, especially that of the Golden Age. Great Spanish scholars such as Francisco Rico, who has studied unheard-of aspect of El Quijote and Quevedo, Góngora, Lope de Vega and Cervantes’ texts, have recognised Chartier’s scientific contribution.

Since the beginning of the 1980, professor Chartier has had a close intellectual relationship with some Spanish universities. In the case of the University of Valencia, he has had an intense and fruitful intellectual contact with several research groups of the Faculty of Geography and History.

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