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Ana Crespo Solana

Ana Crespo Solana

Tenured Scientist, Institute of History, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC.

Training and Professional experience

She graduated in Philosophy and Arts (Geography and History), specialized in Modern History, at the Universidad de Cádiz, Spain (1992), where she also won an Extraordinary Graduate Award (1994). She undertook several doctorate courses: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1992-1993); Master Universitario en Historia Latinoamericana, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. La Rábida, Spain (1995). She obtained her PhD in Philosophy and Arts (Geography and History), specialized in Modern and Contemporary History, at the Universidad de Cádiz, Spain (1999), with a Cum Laude distinction.

She has worked as a research fellow, invited lecturer and associate professor at several universities and research centres, such as Universidad de Cádiz, (Junta de Andalucía, 1991-1993), Spain; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1993); Universiteit Leiden (IGEER), Holland (1994, 1995, 1996-1997, 1998, 2000, 2002), Institute Maritieme Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent, Belgium (2000), London School of Economics, London, UK (November 2001). She has been awarded grants and scholarships by various institutions: Fundación Caja Madrid, Centro de Formación de Historia Económica, Banco de España, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, (Spain); NUFFIC (Holland); DAAD (Germany); and Comunidad de Madrid (Spain), and Hired professor of the Ramón y Cajal Programme. She joined the CSIC since 2000.

She has organized and participated as speaker in international congresses and conferences, and lectured, at numerous events in Spain, Holland, UK, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Germany, Finland and Sweden. She has also taken part in programmes of doctorate courses at various universities, such as Universidad Hispalense, Seville; Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville; Universidad de Alicante; Historisches Seminaar, Hamburg; and Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Research experience

She has carried out research work into the relations between Spain, The Low Countries and the Baltic in the XVIII century, especially in the fields of social and economic history. Her scientific output includes important, innovative studies of Flemish and Dutch merchant communities in the Atlantic World, in European port-cities and in the Caribbean and its surrounding areas. At present, she is studying in depth the comparative history of merchant communities in the Atlantic system as well as maritime commerce and traffic between Europe and America in the XVIII century.

She has leaded several internationals and national research project as: "Dynamic Complexity of Cooperation-Based Self-Organizing Commercial Networks in the First Global Age", within the EUROCORES programme of the European Science Foundation (EUROCORES); GlobalNET, funded by the Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation; and the project  ForSEAdiscovery: "Forest Resources for Iberian Empires. Ecology and Globalization in the Age of Discovery, 16th-18th centuries".

Most outstanding publications

  • Crespo Solana, A. descargar pdf El Comercio marítimo entre Cádiz y Amsterdam, 1713-1778, Madrid: Banco de España, 2000.
  • Crespo Solana, A. Herrero Sánchez, M. (coords.) La Monarquía y las 17 Provincias de los Países Bajos: una revisión historiográfica (siglos XVI-XVIII). 2 vols. Córdoba, Madrid, 2002,
  • Crespo Solana, A. América desde otra frontera. La Guayana Holandesa (Surinam). 1680-1778, CSIC, Madrid, 2006.
  • Crespo Solana, A. "Legal Strategies and Smuggling Mechanisms in the Trade with the Hispanic Caribbean by Foreign Merchants in Cadiz - The Dutch and Flemish Case (1680-1750)", Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas, nº 47, 2010, pp.181-212.
  • Crespo Solana, A. Comunidades Transnacionales. Colonias de mercaderes extranjeros en el mundo atlántico, 1500-1830, Madrid, Doce Calles, 2010.
  • Crespo Solana, A. "Dutch Merchant Networks and the trade with the Hispanic Port Cities in the Atlantic: (1648-1778)", Ibarra, Antonio & Hausberger, Bernd (cords.) Redes y comercio en el mundo ibérico, siglos XVI-XIX. El Colegio de México, Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 2010.
  • Crespo Solana, A. "Spatio-Temporal Narratives. Historical GIS and the Study of Global Trading Networks (1500-1800)", Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2014.
  • Crespo Solana, A. "The formation of a social Hispanic Atlantic space and the integration of merchant communities following the Treaties of Utrecht", Culture & History Digital Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, January-June, 2014, eISSN: 2253-797X, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2014.007.
  • Crespo Solana, A. & Klooster, W. W. "La República Holandesa y su posición en el contexto colonial americano después de 1713.", Anuario de Estudios Americanos, Monográfico “Los Tratados de Utrecht y América /The Treaties of Utrecht and American”, ISSN: 0210-5810, Vol. 72, nº1, enero-junio 2015, pp. 125-148; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/aeamer.2015.1.05.
  • Crespo Solana, A. "Wood Resources, shipbuilding and Social Environment: The Historical context of the ForSEAdiscovery Project", Skyllis. Journal of the German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology, Vol. 15, 2015 no. 1, 2016.

More information on publications in:

http://csic.academia.edu/AnaCrespoSolana/About

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