14 March 2023
Jesús Lorenzo Jiménez
Jesús Lorenzo Jiménez was awarded his PhD in History in 2008 and has worked as a professional archaeologist before receiving a MEC mobility grant for the period 2009-2011 which took him to the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy).
In 2012-2016 he was a Juan de la Cierva Post-Doctoral Fellow at UPV/EHU where he is currently employed as ‘Profesor Adjunto’.
His research focuses on al-Andalus, conceived as an Islamic society in which it is possible to recognize the convergence of different social and cultural patterns. In this context he has paid special attention to the study of the frontier society of the Ebro Valley in the period between the eighth and the eleventh centuries, seeing it as a place of exchange and hybridization.
From a methodological point of view, he has combined the study of written sources with that of archaeological finds, also owing to his participation in archaeological excavations carried out by different research groups (UPV/EHU, CSIC, University of Chieti) in Spain, Italy, Libya and Cyprus.
He currently directs the excavation at Valtierra (Navarre). His research has been published in circa 30 publications, including journal articles in Spanish and European journals, book chapters, a book, and an edition of Arabic texts.