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 >
ESPAUSA Encyclopedia The project “Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Spanish presence in the territory of the current United States (1512-1821)” consists in research and information gathering to develop an encyclopedia of the Spanish presence in the United States Read more >
Julio Cañero, nuevo vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Alcalá El 19 de marzo de 2019, Julio Cañero, director del Instituto Franklin-UAH entre 2013 y 2019, ha sido nombrado vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Alcalá. Leer más >

American Studies Area


Friends of Thoreau

The “Friends of Thoreau” Program on Conservation of Nature and the Environment in North America, inspired by the philosopher, activist, and writer Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), was established in the Instituto Franklin-UAH in 2001.
The core funding of the Program is a foundational fund (“endowment”) by Dr. Marvin Douglas, who died in 2003. This foundation fund or endowment, consolidated the future continuity of the activities initiated in 2001 under the sponsorship of the non-profit organization of the same name, “Friends of Thoreau”.

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Environment Climate Change

2nd Research Plan Innova-USA (2011-2014)

The project “Simulation models of climate change and its potential impact on the vegetation in the American Pacific basin, 1: Bioclimatic modeling” aims to study the influence of climate change on the potential vegetation of the American Pacific basin.

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Marine biodiversity in the Atlantic

1st Research Plan Innova-USA (2010-2013)

The “EU-US Marine Biodiversity” research group covers different areas of research such as the marine bioacoustics for the study and monitoring of cetaceans, other marine resources and the analysis of environmental marine noise and its impacts.

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