Dr Carlos Conde Solares is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History and Hispanic Studies at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, where he is also the programme leader for History. His research interests revolve around the cultural, religious, and imperial vicissitudes of late medieval and early modern Spain. Carlos’s most recent book is La espiritualidad cristiana en la España del siglo XV: entre corte y monasterio (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2020).
In recent years, Carlos has co-edited the collective volume Tracing the Oral in Hispanic Literatures for the Bulletin on Hispanic Studies (2019), and he has made invited contributions to Religions (“The Moral Dimensions of Sufism and the Iberian Mystical Canon”, 2020) and to Araucaria (“Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Castaways (1542): Spain and the Dawn of International Law”, 2021).
Carlos is a member of an international teams of scholars funded by the Government of Spain’s Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación to develop a collective project titled The Rise of the Republic of Letters in Medieval and Renaissance Spain. His Fellowship at the CAS Sofia will be crucial to delivering his research on the Sephardic (Iberian Jewish) contribution to these cultural developments, and on the experience of scapegoating and exile, often to South-eastern Europe, suffered by the Spanish Jews after 1492.
Carlos is Chair of the academic association Foro de Profesores, and a regular contributor to several media outlets, including El Mundo, TRT, Al Jazeera, and The Conversation.