Camino Real Award The Camino Real Award was introduced in 2012, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute (1987), to recognize the professional work of Spaniards who prominently and exemplary project and enhance the positive image of Spain in the United States. Read more >
Spanish Migration to the United States, 1880-1940 The main objective of this project is to study the Spanish migration to the United States between 1880 and 1940 from the exploitation of the microdata from the United States censuses carried out between these dates. This data has recently been digitalized and harmonized by the University of Minnesota. Read More >
Francisco Sáez de Adana, nuevo director del Instituto Franklin-UAH En las elecciones celebradas el pasado jueves 25 de abril de 2019, el Consejo Académico del Instituto Franklin-UAH eligió por unanimidad al Dr. Francisco Sáez de Adana Herrero, catedrático del Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación de la Universidad de Alcalá, como nuevo director del Instituto Franklin-UAH. Leer más >

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Historical Links between Spain and North America


Juan Carlos Mercado is the City College Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY). He also teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. He has worked on 19th Century Spanish American Literature, History of Ideas, and on the Spanish exploration of what is today the United States. Mercado is the author of many books, reviews and articles. His most recent publications are two annotated editions of Menéndez de Avilés and Florida: Chronicles of his Expeditions (2010), and, in collaboration with Isaías Lerner, Juan María Gutiérrez’s Escritores Coloniales (Juan María Gutiérrez’s Colonial Writers, 2012).


The study of the historical links between USA and Spain is of vital importance for the social sciences and the humanities. Furthermore, the present and future of these two countries are marked and determined by unbreakable cultural and economic ties; and the current globalizing trends cannot be understood or analyzed outside of the framework of these connections.

This book compiles a selection of articles from the first International Conference on Historical Links between USA and Spain, organized by the Instituto Franklin-UAH of the Universidad de Alcalá, the City College of New York Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY), and the Cervantes Institute (April 9th to 11th , 2015, Alcalá de Henares). The works published in this book represent a broad range of disciplines and areas of study with a special emphasis in interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between USA and Spain. They are grouped in five historical periods: Colonial Era, Nineteenth Century Bilateral and Transnational Connections, Early Twentieth Century Religious and Cultural Connections, Bilateral and Transnational Connections in the Spanish Civil War, and Postwar Relations and Beyond.

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