Nadal Piqué, Francesc
- Departament de Geografia
- Universitat de Barcelona
- c/ Montalegre, 6 08021 Barcelona
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Alt Penedès, 1958. Human geography professor at the University of Barcelona where he imparts classes in cultural geography and cartography history. He has conducted various overseas research periods relating to cartography history at The Newberry Library (Chicago, 1991) and at the Université de Québec à Montreal (Montreal, 1995). Since June 2006 he has been president of the Catalan Geographical Society. He formed part of the organising committee of the “Second Catalan Congress of Geography. The map as geographical language” held in Barcelona and in Vilanova i la Geltrú on May 29, 30 and 31 in the year 2008. He is a member of the editorial board of various geography journals, as well as of the “Advisory Board” responsible for producing Volume VI of the work “The History of Cartography”, directed by the geographer Mark Monmonnier and published by The Chicago University Press. He has published articles in both Spanish and foreign magazines devoted to the history of territorial organisation in Catalonia and the modern Spanish state, as well as to the history of Catalan and Spanish cartography. Of note among his most recently published books are Las series del mapa topográfico de España a escala 1:50 000, written in collaboration with Luis Urteaga (Madrid, 2001) and El territori dels geòmetres. Cartografia parcel·lària de la província de Barcelona (1845-1895), in collaboration with Luis Arteaga and José Ignacio Muro (Barcelona, 2006). Nowadays he is a coordinator of the Recognized Research Group GEHC by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) for the five year period 2009-2013.