Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto (London, UK, 1950) occupies the William P. Reynolds Chair at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA), where he is a professor of history, classics and the history and philosophy of science. He completed his undergraduate studies and a doctoral degree at the University of Oxford, where he taught History for almost two decades. From September 2005 to 2009, he held the Prince of Asturias Chair at Tufts University in Boston (Massachusetts, USA) and joined Queen Mary college in London. In 2009, he joined the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA). He has been a member of the Academia Europaea since 2011.

Felipe has received several international awards, including the World History Association Book Prize in 2007 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Los Andes (Colombia) in 2009. In 2016, he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X ‘El Sabio’ by the Spanish government, for his contributions to education, science, culture and research.

Author of numerous books, including The Spanish Armada (1990), Millennium: a history of our last thousand years (1995), Colón (1996), Truth: a history and a guide for the perplexed (1997), Civilizations (2000), Food: a history (2001), 1492. The year our world began (2009), An empire of engineers (2022), etc. Felipe Fernández-Armesto has also been editor of several other books.