AMP Lab welcomes visiting scholars of Digital Humanities and Hispanic Studies from Spain

The Department of Languages and World Literatures & the AMP Lab are pleased to host international visiting scholars Francisco Gago-Jover and Fernando García Andreva.

Dr. Francisco Peña and his international research team at UBC Okanagan

Roundtable Discussion: Digital Humanities and Hispanic Studies
Date: Sept 3rd
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: COM 111

Please contact Francisco Peña if you are interested in attending this roundtable discussion.

Both visiting scholars are working with Franscisco Peña on the SSHRC funded project “The Confluence of Religious Cultures in Medieval Historiography: A Digital Humanities Project.”

This event is supported by UBC Okanagan’s Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund.


Fernando García Andreva is an Associate Professor from the University of La Rioja. He graduated in Hispanic Philology in 2000 and received a PhD from the University of La Rioja in 2009 with the thesis El Becerro Galicano de San Millán de la Cogolla. Edición y aportaciones filológicas, under the direction of D. Claudio García Turza, with a distinction “cum laude”. His research focusses on the History of the Spanish language through early medieval documentation; history of the Spanish lexicon; and orality in teaching Spanish as Second and Foreign Language.

He has participated in several national and international research projects, including those of Las Glosas and the Emilianense glossaries (2002-2008), Medieval Hispanic Bibles: Nicolás de Lyra and the Alba Bible or, more recently (2010-2013 ), The Confluence of Religious Cultures in Medieval Historiography: A Digital Humanities Project (2019-2024), about Alfonso X’s General e grand estoria. He has been a visiting professor at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), and since 2010 he is the secretary of the Aemilianense journal (Revista internacional sobre la génesis y los orígenes históricos de las lenguas romances), edited by the International Research Center of the Spanish Language (Cilengua).

Francisco Gago-Jover is Professor of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross. Originally from Spain, where he received his “licenciatura” in Geography and History in 1985, he received his Ph.D. in Hispano Romance Linguistics and Philology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 with a dissertation on Medieval Spanish military lexicography. He is the author of two dictionaries, an edition of the Spanish version of the Art of Dying Well, numerous articles on lexicography, and several paleographical transcriptions of medieval Spanish texts. He has taught doctorate courses in different universities in the United States (University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Boston University) and Spain (Universidad de León, Universidad de Valladolid, and Universitat de les Illes Balears). He is the Director of Digital Projects at the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies and is in charge of the Digital Library of the Old Spanish Texts and the Old Spanish Textual Archive.