Carmen Churches, re-elected as a director of the Royal Academy of History

By 28 votes in favor and 3 votes in white, the historian of madrid has been designated to repeat mandate in the institution. By 28 votes in favor and 3 in whi

Carmen Churches, re-elected as a director of the Royal Academy of History

By 28 votes in favor and 3 votes in white, the historian of madrid has been designated to repeat mandate in the institution.

By 28 votes in favor and 3 in white, Carmen Iglesias (Madrid, 1942) has been re-elected director of the Royal Academy of History for a second term, after that, in 2014, was the first woman to be appointed to lead the institution. "Very excited", the historian has pointed to THE WORLD the "great honor" that presupposes the re-election. So, it has highlighted a fact: "all my colleagues I have been re-elected by an absolute majority holgadísima".

The re-election is "a responsibility" because, in his words, "the academy has complied with austerity, enthusiasm, and sacrifice with his goal of getting to a balanced budget modest". During his first term, has developed the 'Biographical Dictionary electronic', "more than 60,000 pages on the internet in Spanish" that aim to "make the history of Spain through this reading of polyphony that is the dictionary".

Since its introduction, the past month of may, the dictionary has exceeded one million queries. This is a project that has enjoyed the support of companies such as Google, la caixa and Telefónica.

established itself as the dictionary, the goals from now on focus "continue to work" in other aspects. "From different autonomous communities, we have requested applications for education", he explained, the Churches on these lines for the future.

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Updated Date: 20 December 2018, 20:00

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