The objective of the Line of International Studies is the analysis and historical explanation of international processes which have transformed the world.


Our field of study is International History, and our analyses, set out from a historical point of view, and paying a singular attention to the Spanish projection in the world, have the following objectives:

  • To study the international processes originated by contacts and interactions among different societies.
  • To analyse the relations, convergences, conflicts, transfers and exchanges among societies.
  • To increase the knowledge of other parts of the world.


Our researches, which cover a wide chronological range, from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period, are focused on three spatial fields:

  • Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Americaand the Atlantic
  • Asiaand the Pacific


In the coming years, the team of researchers of this line will give priority to the following fields of analysis:

  • Evolution of the International System
  • Comparative International History
  • History of International Relations
  • Spanish Foreign Policy
  • Cultural and Scientific Transfers
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Processes in the configuration of the current world
  • Intelligence Services, Strategy and Security
  • International Migrations
  • Configuration of International Borders
  • Identities, Images, Perceptions
  • History of other countries: Italy. France. Great Britain. The United States. The Philippines. India, China and Japan.


The Line of International Studies develops three Research Sublines:

  • The Iberian World in the Medieval and Modern Ages
  • Borders in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic in the Modern Age
  • International Relations in 19th and 20th centuries.




Responsible for the Line of International Studies:

  • María Dolores Elizalde Pérez-Grueso
Centro / Institutos: 
Institute of History (IH)