History and Identities in the Western Mediterranean (Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries) plandeestudiosCASTJPG

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The Master’s in History and Identity in the Western Mediterranean (Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries) aims to train specialists in the study of the historical evolution and the shaping of the identities of the societies of the Western Mediterranean during the Early Modern period. It attempts to analyse and further our knowledge of the collection of complex processes that took place in all areas during this historical period (the formation of states, international relations, and social, cultural and ethnic dynamics), with a particular focus on the shaping of Europe and its relationships, both internal and with other nearby territories, such as the case of its complex interactions with the Maghreb. It will thereby facilitate a greater comprehension of the problems faced by the political construction of the European Union, such as the reciprocal limits of sovereignty between the various members, the harmonisation of entities with different cultural and historical traditions and the need to find a common ideological foundation that respects the identities of its constituents.

The master’s is oriented primarily towards research, as the qualification implies an entry point to a doctorate. At the same time, however, it has a clear professionalising utility in broader areas such as teaching, archival skills, museography, the editorial world, the management of culture and heritage and the management of interculturality. These final sectors are highly significant in the current context, political and cultural, of the European Union’s relations with the Mediterranean world and the Maghreb.

  • It is an inter-university master’s of the universities of Alicante, Barcelona, Jaume I de Castelló and Valencia.
  • It is offered as a blended learning course, with elements of on-site and distance learning.
  • It consists of 60 credits.

Objectives »

  • galera-mediterràniaTo study the historical evolution and the shaping of the identities of the societies of the Western Mediterranean during the Early Modern period.
  • To create specialists who can carry out direct research activities based on archival materials and create syntheses from specific historiographical sources concerning the different areas covered by the master’s degree.
  • To provide in-depth knowledge for the interpretation of the relationships between the different territories that make up the Western Mediterranean, in a context – the current one – of growing human and economic connection.
  • To provide the necessary historical references for the management of interculturality in the European environment..

Skills »

  • galera-3To identify and make appropriate use of sources of information for the resolution of problems in researching the Early Modern history of the Western Mediterranean.
  • To create and manage texts, reports and plans of action best suited to the problems arising from research.
  • To analyse, from a comparative perspective, the Early Modern history of the territories of the Western Mediterranean.
  • To apply the methods and techniques most relevant to the resolution of problems in the different branches of historical research.
  • To plan, execute and present an original contribution to historical knowledge in accordance with the methodologies and procedures typical of Early Modern history.

Profile and entry requirements »

Entry profile

Roma 14 MA 1414_1072x804The most suitable previous education is that provided by degree studies (estudios de grado) in History; History and Heritage; Humanities; Intercultural Studies; as well as others in which Early Modern history has a notable presence in the study plan. Equal consideration will be given to graduates in Humanities, Geography and History (History section), and Philiosophy and Letters (History section) from courses prior to the introduction of the “estudios de grado”.

For graduates of other courses, the Academic Master’s Commission, having analysed the candidate’s curriculum vitae (and including in this case a personal interview) will determine any additional educational requirements the candidate must satisfy before entry.



Process of pre-registration: open until 21th June 2021 »

Necessary documentation:

Scale Maximum score
Curriculum vitae 60% 6
Motivation statement for the request for admission onto the masters in relation to the academic curriculum or professional career 40% 4


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Contact address:

· Course co-ordinator: Dr. Diego Sola Garcia · Email:

Departament d’Història Moderna · Facultat de Geografia i Història · Montalegre, 6 · 08001 Barcelona · Secretary’s phone: 934037961