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 >

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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