Dr. Ángel Aguirre Baztán

Dr. Ángel Aguirre

Ángel Aguirre, professor emeritus of the University of Barcelona and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has donated to the Library of the Academy “Historia de la antropología española” (History of Spanish anthropology), a work of reference from its appearance that is coordinated, edited and written in part by himself. In 17 chapters and two appendices that extend over 500 pages, the work offers a complete vision of folklore, ethnology and ethnography of all the Spanish autonomous communities. In the end there are some specific sections devoted to the gypsy people and Americanist anthropology.

Among the authors are leading figures of anthropology studies in Spain, such as Manuel Mandiales (author of the study dedicated to Galicia), José Manuel Gómez-Tabanera (Asturias), Luis Díaz Viana (Castile and Leon), Joaquín González Echegaray (Cantabria ), Luis Vicente Elías (Rioja), José Luis Acín (Aragon), Luis Calvo (Catalonia), Julián San Valero (Valencia), Jesús López Girón (Murcia), Sebastià Trias (Balearic Islands), Luis Ángel Sánchez and Carmen Ortiz ( Madrid), Javier López Gijón (Castile-La Mancha), Florencio Vicente (Extremadura and gypsy town), Salvador Rodríguez Becerra (Andalusia) and José Alcina (Americanist anthropology). Aguirre himself deals with the studies of the Basque Country, Navarra and the Canaries Islands, in the latter case with Isabel Badillo.

The work has as background other works of reference of the academician: “La antropología cultural en España” (Cultural anthropology in Spain), “Los 60 conceptos clave de la antropología” (The 60 key concepts of anthropology) and the first edition of the “Diccionario Temático de Antropología” (Thematic Dictionary of Anthropology), whose last edition, revised and expanded, was published in 2018. Recognized as a researcher in various fields of psychology and anthropology, Aguirre has managed to offer these choral works a multidisciplinary character of university dialogue. To these important works, the academician adds more than 130 published works, including books and scientific articles.