Program 2017-10-16T13:39:29+00:00

Congress Program

Each year, the International Congress on Human Sciences attracts a diverse group of participants from around the world. Our program development team bases on this diversity to provide a rich and distinctive experience, including keynote speakers, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and social events. The congress program brings together presentations on similar topics to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building.

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Last update: October 15th.

2017 Highlighted Theme

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, on the 400th anniversary of his birth

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), central personality of the Baroque School Sevillana, is the Spanish painter best known and appreciated outside of Spain, this year 2017 marks the 400th anniversary of his birth. In addition to his important religious work, he is a reference of the painting of genre that he carried out in a continuous and independent way throughout his life. The popular characters of his religious paintings brought the Counter-Reformation to the common people. In Seville still remain about 70 works of the author, of great quality and importance. He is currently considered one of the great masters and his paintings are distributed in all the great museums of the world.

His paintings soon appeared in Flemish, German, Italian and English collections, in 1683 at the Academy nobilissimae artis pictoriae of the painter and writer Sandrart, he spoke with Velázquez, and José de Ribera, from Murillo. The biography of Palomino, of 1724, emphasized the high contribution that his works abroad reached. Its prestige continued to increase throughout the eighteenth century. Marshal Soult during the French invasion, at the beginning of the 19th century, seized many works of the painter in Seville. In Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century, his fame declined, however, already in the twentieth century Murillo regained a prominent place in the history of universal painting.

Murillo, known for his Inmaculadas, and for a profane painting, with an important presence of children’s figures and portraits, made great collections for churches and convents from Seville: Capuchinos, Cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca, Santa Caridad … He was a painter with a great influence In his disciples and a great international projection. His work was of great importance in the transatlantic trade at the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, he exerted a clear influence on some painters of the New World.

Plenary Speakers

Dra. Mercedes Gamero Rojas

Mercedes Gamero Rojas – Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Cine e Historia. Una relación condicionada por los intereses políticos a lo largo del siglo XX.

Mercedes Gamero Rojas (Seville, Spain, 1949) is a graduate in Philosopy and Literature by the University of Barcelona, a Ph.D. in History by the University of Sevilla, and a tenure lecturer of the Modern History department in said university. Her initial research was related to social and rural history in West Andalusia, mostly studying olive farms, ‘haciendas’, from an economic, sociological, and architectural perspective. In later years, she has extended her research on the study of mercantile European colonies established in Seville during the XVII and XVIII. These studies reach out not only economic facets but also the deep social and cultural impact of these colonies in the city. During her lecture years, historical cinema became a useful resource to complement the understanding and analysis of particular issues.

Noelia Martínez Hervás

Noelia Martínez Hervás, Ph.D – Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir (Spain)

El profesor universitario: ¿investigador o docente?

Degree in Philology by University of Valencia and P.H.D in Pedagogy by Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir. She teaches at Faculty of Education of that university. Her research is about specific didactics and pedagogical knowledge of university teachers, in fact she has done a research about the pedagogical programmes which offer different universities, nationals and internationals. She is a researcher of Pedagogical Knowledge at University, Longlife Learning and Sustainable Development Research Group which is a member of the network of excellence called University, Innovation and Learning in Knowledge Society.

Dr. Karim Gherab

Karim Gherab Martín– Universidad San Pablo CEU (Spain)

Karim Gherab Martín is a professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the Universidad San Pablo CEU. He holds a degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Philosophy of Science and Technology. He has been a visiting professor at prestigious universities such as Harvard University (2008-2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010) and Paris-Diderot University in Paris (2013). He has been an associate professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at the Universidad del País Vasco, researcher at the CSIC (2011-2013), and has done consultancy work for Indra, Telefonica, Atos-Origin and Accenture. In 2005 he received the Everis Foundation Essay Prize for El templo del saber: Hacia la Biblioteca digital universal (2006, Ed. Deusto).

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