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The Faculty of Geography and History at the University of Barcelona was created in 1974 as a result of the reorganization of the former Faculty of Philosophy and Arts located in the Historic Building. However, the studies it offers have a long tradition at the University of Barcelona, as they were part of the old degree in Philosophy and Arts virtually from the start.

For many years, the Faculty was located on the Avinguda Diagonal South Campus. In 2006, it was relocated to the Raval Campus, where it shares a building with the Faculty of Philosophy.

The Faculty’s courses were part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (1857), housed in the Historic Building in Plaça de la Universitat.

  • 1910 - Creation of a History section.
  • 1966 - Creation of the Department of Geography.
  • 1968 - Creation of the Department of Art History.
  • 1969 - Launch of the Geography and Art History studies, as specialist minors in the Philosophy and Arts degree.
  • 1974 - Creation of the Faculty of Geography and History. Dr Antonio Palomeque Torres is appointed Dean of the Faculty. Launch of the degree in Geography and History.
  • 1975 - Relocation of the Faculty to the Avinguda Diagonal South Campus building. Creation of the former Department of Modern History.
  • 1975-1976 academic year - Classes start at the new Faculty of Geography and History on the Avinguda Diagonal South Campus in the Les Corts district.
  • 1977 - Dr Emili Giralt i Raventós is appointed Dean of the Faculty.
  • 1980 - Dr Salvador Claramunt Rodríguez is appointed Dean of the Faculty.
  • 1983 - Launch of the Social and Cultural Anthropology studies, as a specialist minor in the Geography and History degree.
  • 1984-1985 academic year - Integration of the faculties into bodies called divisions. The Faculty of Geography and History is part of Division I: Human and Social Sciences.
  • 1986-1987 academic year - The Department of Geography is split into two departments: the Department of Physical Geography and Regional Geographical Analysis and the Department of Human Geography.
  • 1989 - Demolition work begins to build a new faculty in the Raval district, across from the Casa de la Caritat.
  • 1992 - Dr Rafael Aracil Martí is appointed Dean of the Faculty. Degree courses are shortened from five to four years.
  • 1993 - Geography (Official Spanish Gazette [BOE] of 14 January 1993), History (BOE of 14 January 1993) and Art History (BOE of 21 January 1993) are recognized as independent degree courses.
  • 1994 - Social and Cultural Anthropology is recognized as an independent degree course (BOE of 6 October 1994).
  • 1998 - Dr Pedro Clavero Paricio is appointed Dean of the Faculty.
  • 2003 - End of the organization of the faculties in divisions.
  • 2004 - Dr Mª Ángeles del Rincón Martínez is appointed Dean of the Faculty.
  • 2006 - The Faculty is relocated to the new building on Carrer Montalegre, on the Raval Campus in downtown Barcelona.
  • 2009-2010 academic year - Implementation of the new bachelor’s degrees in accordance with European regulations (Bologna Plan).
  • 2010-2011 academic year - Launch of the bachelor’s degree in Archaeology.
  • 2012 - Dr Francesc Xavier Roigé i Ventura is appointed Dean of the Faculty.
  • 2014 - First graduating class of the bachelor’s degree in Archaeology. Graduation ceremonies are reintroduced.
  • 2016 - The Faculty is reorganized with the merger of departments: the current departments of Social Anthropology, Geography, History and Archaeology, and Art History are created.
  • 2017 - Dr Ricardo Piqueras Céspedes is appointed Dean of the Faculty.

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