The Centre for the History of Ibero-America (CHIA) focuses on the historical experience of individuals and communities on both sides of the Atlantic from the medieval period to the present day. Its main objective is to promote research and disseminate knowledge within the University of Leeds, across the wider academic community and to the general public. It does so by collaborating with national and international partners on research, teaching, public engagement and impact activities.
Members of the Centre have interests in topics ranging from the history of food in the medieval period to the slave trade in the Iberian Atlantic. They have also published on a wide range of topics including work on gender issues, the history of medicine, nationalism in the Hispanic world, the culture wars between Liberalism and Catholicism and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
The Director of the Centre is Gregorio Alonso. The Deputy Directors are Anyaa Anim-Adoo, Peter Anderson and Richard Cleminson. For more information please contact Gregorio Alonso.