Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste. From July 9th to July 11th, 2024

Annual course, with numerous editions celebrated, focusing on the figure and era of Emperor Charles V. In 2024, we will dedicate the course to the conflicts in the worlds of Charles V and the enemies of the Empire.

The 16th century was a period of profound transformation and complexity in the geopolitical landscape, characterised by a convergence of factors that shaped the interactions of European powers and their opponents worldwide.

While Charles V constantly dreamed of peace in Europe, with a united Europe and a strong empire, he faced numerous challenges, and his dream was constantly shaken by major conflicts.

The reign of Charles V was marked by a complex political and religious dynamic, and he had to navigate conflicts with both external powers and internal challenges stemming from the religious and social transformations of the time. Highlights include the revolution in Ghent, a city under the emperor’s rule that experienced uprisings and rebellions; tensions between the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy, which exerted significant political and religious influence in Europe; conflicts for supremacy in the Adriatic between Venice, the Emperor, and the Turks, a strategically important area in terms of commerce and military power; and the conquest of vast territories in America, not without fierce resistance from local indigenous populations.

This complex and conflict-ridden political and religious dynamic had evident and varied manifestations in the literary and artistic spheres, as well as in teaching and learning in classrooms and in the person of the emperor himself.

All these factors shaped the course of history and laid the groundwork for the ongoing transformation of global affairs in subsequent centuries.


ROSA MARÍA MARTÍNEZ DE CODES. Professor of American History. Complutense University of Madrid

CÉSAR CHAPARRO GÓMEZ. Emeritus professor. University of Extremadura



You must choose one of these two options:

FREE: With a proficiency diploma issued by Yuste Foundation, but without an academic certificate from the University of Extremadura. Free registration. This modality is exclusively for online participation.

You can sign up for the courses by completing the following form:

LISTENER: To attend in person without a grant, you must send an email to indicating your name and surname and the course you wish to attend. (Limited places).

OFFICIAL: With an academic certificate issued by the University of Extremadura (0.5 ECTS credits)

You can apply for the grant (accommodation, tuition, and maintenance) at the following link:


  • To hold nationality of a member country of the European Union or of any of the countries admitted in this call, as well as from third countries when the condition of residence in any of the admissible countries is accredited prior to the publication of this call.
  • To be enrolled in official degrees from universities of the EU or from any of the countries admitted in each call leading to the obtainment of a Bachelor’s degree, Teacher, Technical Engineering, Technical Architecture, Degree, Engineering, Architecture with a Bachelor’s level, University Master’s degree or Doctorate.
  • However, notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, candidacies of individuals who have obtained the degree in the last five years prior to the publication of this call and are unemployed or have an ongoing internship contract will also be admitted.
  • To not benefit from other grants and/or study aids for the same concept and for the same course.

 Evaluation criteria:

a) Average grade of the degree (maximum 10 points, based on the numerical scale of 0-10. Conversion to this scale will be made for different numerical scales).
b) 0.5 points for each ongoing master’s or doctorate.
c) 1 point for each completed master’s.
d) 1.5 points for each completed doctorate.

More information: in the Official Journal of Extremadura:

The deadline to apply for Yuste Foundation grants is May 20, 2024.

For any questions, you can write to: