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Joaquim Nadal i Farreras

Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Girona, and Director of the Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research(ICRPC).


He is the principal investigator of “La Ciudad y el Mar. La Patrimonialización de las Ciudades Portuarias" (HAR2013-48498-P), which is a competitively funded project under the National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research, funded by the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness. The project will becarried out between 2015 and 2018.


He coordinates and is the principal investigator of “El Patrimoni Cultural de Catalunya”, which is recognized by the Government of Catalonia as an Emerging Research Group.


He has been a lecturer at the University of Liverpool (1970-1972) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1972-1992).


He has also been Mayor of Girona (1979-2002), a minister in the Government of Catalonia (2003-2010), a member of the Parliament of Catalonia (1984-2012) and President of the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia (1981-1995). As a result of his time in the Government of Catalonia, he published Discursos i conferències (2003-2006) Barcelona, Generalitat, 2 vol., 2006,Escrit a l’aigua: l’escuma dels dies. Escrits des del Govern,which covers the period 2004-2007 (Generalitat, 2008),and Inscrit a la pedra i a la memòria. Escrits des del Govern, 2008-2010 Barcelona, Generalitat, 2010.


He has studied the history of Catalonia, the economic history of Catalonia and Spain, and the history of the city of Girona. His current areas of research are focused on cultural and historical heritage, heritage management, art in situations of conflict and the heritagization of port cities.


Among other works, he has published La introducción del Catastro en Gerona. Contribución al estudio del régimen fiscal en Cataluña en tiempo de Felipe V (Barcelona, Universitat, 1971), La revolución de 1868 en Gerona. La actuación de la Junta revolucionaria provincial (Girona, Cambra de Comerç, 1972), Comercio exterior y subdesarrollo. La política comercial española y sus repercusiones en las relaciones económicas hispano-británicas de 1772 a 1914 (Madrid, Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, 1978), Conèixer la història de Catalunya. Del segle XVI al XVIII (Barcelona, Ed. Vicens Vives, 1983), La Catedral de Girona (Barcelona, Lunwerg, 2002), and Per a una història de Girona. Una bibliografia bàsica (Girona CCG Edicions, 2008).


In conjunction with Ph. Wolf, he supervised the work Histoire de la Catalogne (Toulouse, Privat, 1982), with editions in Catalan (Vilassar de Mar, Oikos-Tau, 1982) and Spanish (Vilassar de Mar, Oikos-Tau, 1992).


More recently, he published a memoir of childhood and adolescence entitledFent tentines per la vida (Barcelona, Ara Llibres, 2013), a political memoir Testimoni de càrrec, vint anys al servei de Catalunya (1992-2012), (Barcelona, ed. Proa, 2014), and, in collaboration with Gemma Domènech i Casadevall,Patrimoni i Guerra. Girona 1936-1940(Girona, Ajuntament-ICRPC, 2015).


After a long interval, he has returned to the eighteenth century, and to the War of Spanish Succession and its consequences. On this subject, he has published a series of works on the state of the issue: “La Guerra de Successió d’Espanya (1700-1715), un estat de la qüestió des de Catalunya” in Indice Histórico Español, 2nd Period, no 126, 2013, pp. 83-135; “Notes addicionals a un estat de la qüestió”,which was the closing paper at the congress on “Els tractats d’Utrecht, clars i foscos de la pau. La resistència dels catalans”, organized by the Pompeu Fabra University and the Museum of the History of Catalonia (MHC) in Cardona on 12 April 2014 ; “Actualidad de la Guerra de Sucesión”within Joaquim Albareda and Joaquim Nadal: “La Guerra de Sucesión revisitada. Un balance bibliográfico”in Vínculos de Historia,a journal published by the Department of History at the University of Castilla-la Mancha, n 4 (2015); “La Guerra de Sucesión a la Corona de España en Cataluña, 1705-1714” in Juan Sisinio Pérez Garzón (coordinator): Los bombardeos de Barcelona, Madrid, la Catarata, 2014, pp. 65-93; “El cadastre, la imposició de nous tributs al segle XVIII” in Vàrem mirar ben al lluny del desert. Actes del Simposi Espanya contra Catalunya, una mirada històrica, 1714-2014”, Barcelona, Centre d’Història Contemporània, 2014, p. 179-186.

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