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


Culture American Thoughts

Research Plan 2009 (2009-2012)

The purpose of the symposium was the inauguration of the Dewey Center at the Universidad de Alcalá, discussing present-day topics and the meaning of reading the works of J. Dewey today, and doing the same with the latest proposals of Pragmatism, especially those of R. Rorty, which are perhaps keeping far behind as they are closely linked to thoughts of the late twentieth century.

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E Pluribus “Non” Unum: Alternative Lineages in US Modernity

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

The main objective of the project is to approach, from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective, the various cultural, social and political expressions to satisfactorily cover the study of modernity in the US and its fractures. This project addresses two specific historical moments, modernity (the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) and the genesis of the modern subject.

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