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 Prof. Mikel Urquijo

Department of Contemporary History


Telf.: 946015157 / Fax: 946013399
Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences
University of the Basque Country

P.O. Box 644
E-48080 - Bilbao




University Professor in the Department of Contemporary History of the UPV/EHU, where he has developed his teaching and research activity since 1989.
Degree in Geography and History from the UPV/EHU (1987) and Doctor in Geography and History from the UPV/EHU with an extraordinary prize (1993).
He has made stays as a pre-doctoral researcher in Paris (1989 and 1990) and London (1990) and as a Visiting Fellow in the European University Institute of Florence (2002).
His research activity is developed in the consolidated research group “Biography & Parliament”, in the lines of research concerned with the analysis of elites through collective biography and prosopographic analysis, and contemporary Bilbao.
In developing this work, he has participated as a researcher in several research projects and contracts, notable amongst which is the Biographical Dictionary of the Spanish MPs (1810-1854), funded by the Spanish Parliament, of which he was executive editor, and he has participated in the elaboration of the resulting publications.
Together with this group activity, he has developed individual research on the Democratic Sexennium (1868-1874), the memory of the Francoist repression, and the history of the press. He has also elaborated teaching material and some works on the evaluation of university activity.
His career and research have been evaluated positively in four research sexennia (1989-2012). Similarly, he has received the Prize for Research of the Euskoiker Foundation in the area of social sciences and humanities (2007).
He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Historia contemporánea since 1998, of the journal Bidebarrieta since 2009, and of the journal Vasconia since 2012.
In the management field, he was Director of the university evaluation agency UNIBASQ (2009-2011), Vice-Rector of the University (2000-2001) and a member of different academic commissions. At present, he is a member of the Board of the International Commission for the History of Representative & Parliamentary Institutions, an organization affiliated to the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS).