ENRIQUE MORADIELLOS WILL BE INVESTED ACADEMIC OF YUSTE IN A CEREMONY THAT WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW IN THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF EXTREMADURA
Enrique Moradiellos García will take office as a member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste tomorrow during a ceremony that will take place in the “Sala de Banderas” of the Presidency of the Regional Government of Extremadura at 11:30 am. The event will be chaired by the president of the Regional Government of Extremadura, who is also the president of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Guillermo Fernández Vara. (03/11/2022)
Professor Moradiellos will give his admission speech entitled “Una mirada histórica desde Yuste sobre Europa” and will be answered by the former president of the Regional Government of Extremadura and academic of Yuste, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, on behalf of the Academy.
Enrique Moradiellos García was appointed an academic of this institution on 21 December 2021 by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s Board of Trustees. With his appointment the knowledge of a decisive period for contemporary Spanish and European history is reinforced and made possible as it goes from the twenties to the eighties of the last century, years that encompass the Second Republic; the Spanish Civil War and its international repercussions; World War II; Francoism and the Transition.
Moradiellos García, who will occupy the Herodotus of Halicarnassus Chair, is professor of Contemporary History at the University of Extremadura, Doctor of History by the University of Oviedo, previously a professor at the University of London (Queen Mary College) and at the Complutense University of Madrid.
His main lines of research deal with contemporary Spanish and European history and Spanish-British relations in the 20th century, paying special attention to the times of the Second Republic, the Civil War, World War II and Francoism.
Among his publications, the following stand out: La Perfidia de Albión. El gobierno británico y la guerra civil española (1996); El Reñidero de Europa. Las dimensiones internacionales de la Guerra Civil española (2001); Franco frente a Churchill. España y Gran Bretaña en la Segunda Guerra Mundial (2005); Don Juan Negrín. Una biografía (2006); La Semilla de la Barbarie. Antisemitismo y Holocausto (2009). In 2017, he was awarded the National History Prize for his book Historia mínima de la Guerra Civil Española.
In November 2021 he took office as an academic of the Royal Academy of History. Moradiellos thus joins the list of personalities who make up the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste. Other intellectuals, artists, scientists and politicians are part of the Academy, such as the painter Antonio López; the historian Paul Preston; politicians such as Marcelino Oreja, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Martti Ahtisaari and Ramón Jáuregui; scientist and sociologist Peter Piot; cardiologist Valentín Fuster; sociologist Alain Touraine; philosopher Edgar Morin; pianist Maria João Pires; the historian and director of the Royal Spanish Academy of History, Carmen Iglesias; or the secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and former Ibero-American Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan, the first Ibero-American personality who is part of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste, among others.