Josep Fontana

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Josep Fontana
El historiador Josep Fontana (cropped).jpg
Josep Fontana in 2017
Born Josep Fontana i Lázaro
(1931-11-20)November 20, 1931
Barcelona, Catalonia
Died August 28, 2018(2018-08-28) (aged 86)
Barcelona, Catalonia
Alma mater Universidad de Barcelona
Awards Creu de Sant Jordi
Scientific career
Fields History
Doctoral students Roberto Fernández Díaz
Influenced

Josep Fontana i Lázaro (20 November 1931 – 28 August 2018) was a Spanish historian from Catalonia.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Born in Barcelona, he received his master's degree in philosophy and letters (section history) at the University of Barcelona in 1956 and his doctorate in history by the same university in 1970. He was a student of Jaume Vicens i Vives and Ferran Soldevila. Their main currents of investigation are economic history, 19th century Spanish history and the history of property. He has been influenced in his thought by E.P. Thompson, Pierre Vilar, Gramsci and Walter Benjamin.[3]

Career[edit]

The Jaume Vicens i Vives University Institute of History, the interdisciplinary Ph.D. history institute in the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona was originally directed and founded by Dr. Fontana, in which he continues to teach classes of Introduction to History and 20th-century Spanish history. He has taught economic, the interplay between history, law and economics and contemporary history at the University of Barcelona, the University of Valencia and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.[1]

Dr. Fontana has been an active contributor to scholarly history publications since 1970, among them, l'Avenç (1976). The Introduction to History course taught during the first cycle of the humanities track of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra is based on Fontana's book Introduction to the Study of History.[1][2]

Publications[edit]

  • 1971: La quiebra de la monarquía absoluta (1814-1820) (Crítica)
  • 1979: La crisis del Antiguo Régimen (Crítica)
  • 1982: Historia: análisis del pasado y proyecto social (Crítica)
  • 1992: La història després de la fi de la història (Eumo)
  • 1994: Europa ante el espejo (Crítica)
  • 1999: Enseñar historia con una guerra civil de por medio (Crítica)
  • 1999: Introducció a l'estudi de la història (Crítica)
  • 2000: La història dels homes (Crítica)
  • 2005: Aturar el temps (Crítica)
  • 2006: De en medio del tiempo (Crítica)
  • 2006: La construcció de la identitat (Base)
  • 2007: Historia de España, vol. 6: La época del liberalismo (Crítica-Marcial Pons)
  • 2010: L'ofici d'historiador (Documenta Universitària)
  • 2011: Por el bien del imperio. Una historia del mundo desde 1945 (Pasado & Presente)
  • 2013: El futuro es un país extraño. Una reflexión sobre la crisis social de comienzos de siglo (Pasado & Presente)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Josep Fontana recibe el Premi Nacional de Cultura de la Generalitat por su trayectoria profesional". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona. 5 July 2007. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Sánchez Orpella, Verónica (4 June 2008). "Josep Fontana dona 37.000 libros y documentos a la Universidad Pompeu Fabra". El Pais (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Europa Press (8 April 2008). "Josep Fontana analizará la Transición Española en una conferencia en Zafra". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 August 2018.